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Even if a potential cloud services vendor gives full assurance that you, as the customer, retain ownership of your data, there are a variety of additional challenges to deal with, including essential legal and technical data transferability questions. This expert guide highlights 10 “m...
Anyone who purchases storage arrays is familiar with the many advantages of modular storage systems and storage area networks. However, they may also be familiar with one of the less desirable attributes of storage arrays: the typical three- to five-year lifecycle that forces decommiss...
"Cloud" has become the number one priority for so many businesses, yet the complexity of providing IT as a Service is daunting. Specifically, the complexity of combining server virtualization with storage virtualization, automation, self-service catalogs and other enabling technologies...
After shedding its stealth cocoon back in the spring when it announced it got a $13.2 million A round, two-year-old Nutanix finally launched its Google-like Complete Cluster on Tuesday. It’s supposed to make virtualization simple and cheap. The thing is a modular plug-and-play buildi...
Gluster Wednesday materialized a Connector for OpenStack that will hitch the GlusterFS file system to the OpenStack Compute block storage controller and resolve a built-in limitation in the young open source cloud platform. See, OpenStack can store data as objects, complements of its...
The value of storage as an integral part of an application platform is growing by the day. Just look at the storage appliance news flowing lately – VMware’s vSphere Storage Appliance being the most important recent example, but there are plenty of others. This VMware software-only pr...
A visitor to this blog was asking my opinion on cloud storage vs. traditional storage (“storage storage” was the exact wording for the latter). There are probably as many opinions about this topic as there are cloud storage marketers – and probably even a lot more – but that doesn’t k...
EMC CEO Joe Tucci still plans to step down next year. A few internal candidates, including former Intel CTO and current EMC President Pat Gelsinger, are still in the running. And the company faces, as do all major technology companies, a serious responsibility in adapting itself su...
Likewise, the open source company that made its bones connecting Linux, Mac OS X and Unix systems to Microsoft Active Directory, has sold off its Active Directory Bridge business unit, including its Likewise Open and Likewise Enterprise software, to Beyond Trust so it can concentrate o...
Likewise Software – an expert in authenticating assets across multiple platforms, has sold that robustly growing business to focus on doing the same thing for data. "The storage software business has seen the highest growth and has been the most strategic part of our business. We're d...
Oracle said Wednesday morning that it’s buying Pillar Data Systems, a 10-year-old storage house that belongs mostly to Oracle chief Larry Ellison. It’s like the way Sun used to buy companies that belonged to founder Andy Bechtolsheim. That’s how Sun came by OpenOffice. Oracle says ...
"We're extending our TIBCO messaging portfolio to power enterprise operations twenty-four seven and crucially, on-the-go," said Rourke McNamara, vice president of product marketing, TIBCO Software Inc., as TIBCO announced that it has partnered with Kaazing Corporation, a leader in full...
Many organizations are a little shy when it comes to adopting the cloud, for several reasons. Most are slowly adopting the cloud by using a hybrid architecture strategy. Couple this strategy with the need to increase scale and speed on your web application, without taking the big cloud...
We’ve been talking with our customers for some time about the convergence of identity, security, and storage. There are a number of factors driving this union of technologies and cloud storage provides a great case study to highlight our point of view. If you caught the recent news on...
Large-scale cloud computing has the unique properties of massive amounts of data twinned with huge aggregate performance requirements. Putting all the data on low-cost storage results in unacceptable performance; however, putting all the data on high-performance storage results in unac...
INTERXION HOLDING NV, a European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data center services, on Wednesday announced the implementation of cloudgermany.de’s cloud computing infrastructure at Interxion’s data center campus in Frankfurt. cloudgermany.de offers Infrastructure as a Servic...
The promise of cloud computing is straightforward: self-service, always online and scalable. While the cloud computing paradigm has stimulated a lot of innovation, little has changed in respect to storage provisioning: most cloud infrastructures either run on very expensive storage inf...
Nexsan, an independent provider of disk-based storage systems, has announced that Nexsan E-Series storage systems are now the first enterprise-class storage systems shipping with 3TB SATA drives, delivering industry-leading capacity of 180TBs in just 4U of rack space. The E60X expansio...
Iomega, the EMC unit, has put out a new StorCenter PX family of NAS devices for SMBs and distributed enterprises designed by EMC’s high-end Symmetric engineers. The scalable dual-core Intel-based widgets can handle a hefty 12TB in a rack-mount array and a heftier 18TB in a desktop en...
We are experiencing a massive period of change and consolidation in IT driven by increased financial pressure and efficiency demands. This has resulted in organizations reconsidering their approach to storage networking and application hosting. In his session at the 8th International...
Nexsan, a provider of storage systems for the mid-market, has announced the availability of enterprise-class 3TB SATA drives for its Nexsan E-Series suite of storage systems. Purpose-built and priced for the mid-market, E-Series storage systems are based on Nexsan's Flexible Storage Pl...
TwinStrata on Thursday announced the availability of CloudArray Version 2.5. New features and performance enhancements include volume expansion, bandwidth throttling and scheduling, and automatic metadata backup to the CloudArray portal. Available in both virtual and physical applian...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Gluster, the leading provider of scale-out, open source storage solutions for public and private clouds, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 8th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6–9, 2011, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York....
Iron Mountain appears to be losing its fight with a major stockholder to stay in the online storage business except through partnerships and leasing back its own space. Elliott Management, which pushed Novell into selling out, wants Iron Mountain to forget digital document storage an...
Clouds bring rain and rain means rust and so Iron Mountain, the seemingly promising cloud storage house – under pressure from a major stockholder after a nasty $54 million loss last year followed the company’s giddy $221 million gain in 2009 – says it will be exiting commodity cloud st...
There is more than one way to the cloud and there has been an ongoing debate on public vs. private cloud. So how does a company determine which is a better fit? It does not have to be an "either or" approach when evaluating how to adopt and deploy cloud storage. Creating a hybrid cloud...
Tintri Inc, a three-year-old start-up put together by VMware’s erstwhile head of R&D Kieran Harty, has come out of stealth mode sporting what it says is the first purpose-built storage appliance for virtual machines. It calls the VM-aware widgetry VMstore and claims the stuff resolve...
RELDATA Inc. (http://www.RELDATA.com), a provider of unified block and file storage solutions over iSCSI, has announced that a growing number of law firms and legal service providers are deploying the RELDATA Unified Storage System to consolidate, manage and protect data for long-term ...
It appears that RIM is going to use Microsoft’s cloud for data storage and management of its corporate smartphones and seven-inch Playbook tablets. It’ll swap out its users’ pricey on-premises e-mail widgetry. Microsoft won’t run the data centers but will supply connections to its upco...
Five-year-old Fusion-IO, the Utah solid-state storage start-up that hired Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak two years ago as its chief scientist, has filed to IPO on the New York Stock Exchange as FIO. The yet-to-turn-solvent outfit will be looking to raise at least $150 million for an ...
HP on Tuesday announced the integration of 3PAR Utility Storage across the HP Converged Infrastructure portfolio to simplify scalable cloud computing, and introduced new storage solutions for virtualization and data deduplication. This integration enables clients to optimize cloud del...
Five-year-old Egnyte and its hybrid cloud file server – a mix of cloud and on-premise NAS storage larger accounts are finding attractive although the start-up meant to focus on SMBs – have closed a $10 million B round led by Kleiner Perkins’ Apple-partnered iFund. Existing backers Floo...
Gluster has teamed with RightScale to deliver its software-only scale-out NAS-for-the-cloud storage technology in RightScale’s cloud management platform and that means on Amazon because it’s packaged up like an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) image. RightScale, which reportedly has intere...
Imagine being a CIO. If you are then 40% of your IT budget is going into storage because you have to accommodate 50%, 60%, 70% growth in data a year. So this guy walks into your office and promises to double your storage capacity, make it faster than ever, virtualize it, lower your o...
Late Monday Google said that the bug that ate multiple copies of people’s Gmail Sunday in multiple Google data centers – erasing years of e-mails, attachments, folders, chat logs, all-important contact lists and personalized settings – was created by an otherwise unidentified defect in...
HP has integrated 3PAR Utility Storage across the HP Converged Infrastructure portfolio to simplify scalable cloud computing, and introduced new storage solutions for virtualization and data deduplication. David Scott, senior vice president and general manager, StorageWorks, HP, stat...
Scality, a French cloud storage start-up-gone-Californian, picked up a $7 million B round Tuesday led by IdInvest Partners (née AGF Private Equity). It’s going to spend the money on a sales and services office in New York and enhancements to its distributed object-based storage platf...
Actifio, a provider of Data Management Virtualization (DMV), has announced that InfoStor has named it to its list of "Top Ten Storage Startups." InfoStor Editor-in-Chief Dave Simpson selected the list from startups that launched or shipped their first products during 2010 and factored ...
An overall shift towards cloud computing has ramped up the demand for offsite data storage centers. The growing demand for data storage has predictably brought lots of competition as well. Larger storage companies have simply found acquisitions to be a more viable way to deal with the ...
Oracle Monday put out a Cloud File System that’s supposed to help organizations deploy their applications, databases and storage in the cloud. The widgetry was concocted by integrating the company’s Automatic Storage Management (ASM) Cluster File System together with its ASM Dynamic ...