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Wayne St. Amand

How To Take Advantage of the Microsoft Azure, Amazon S3 Cloud Storage Price War with Storage-as-a-Service

By on April 9, 2014

 But the question is, what is the easiest, least disruptive and most cost-effective way to take advantage of the falling prices of cloud storage? Is now the time for storage-as-a-service?  Cloud Uncertainty? Most cloud service providers (CSPs) require the use of RESTful application programming interfaces (APIs), like Amazon’s S3, to interface with their storage resources…. Continue Reading »

Louis Abate

Cut the Fat Out of Your IT Budget With This One Neat Trick

By on April 2, 2014

Take a look at your IT budget. Take the cap off your red pen. Run a line straight through all backup costs. Doesn’t that look better? This isn’t a self-actualization exercise. It’s something that can be a reality. And it’s easy. How many things in life are easy, and worthwhile, and save you a ton… Continue Reading »

Andres Rodriguez

Consumers Lead Rise Of Connected Storage

By on March 11, 2014

Connected storage may mean the end to backup and recovery as enterprise systems follow the pattern consumers established with Box and DropBox. Everything is connecting. Cheap, portable computing combined with the sprawling reach of the Internet is breathing new life into even the most mundane artifacts. Look at Nest, which transformed the thermostat into a… Continue Reading »

Louis Abate

Don’t Put the Data Center in the Cloud – Bring the Cloud into the Data Center

By on March 6, 2014

“Glitch trips up Google Drive, Docs for hours” – that was the headline from IDG News Service last month, but it’s a familiar story. A popular free cloud storage/collaboration service goes down, sending users into a panic as they wait impatiently until they can access their files again. If the files are wedding pictures or… Continue Reading »

Connor Fee

Cloud Backup: The Gateway Drug for Cloud-Integrated Storage?

By on March 5, 2014

Rich Castagna over at TechTarget recently published some compelling survey results that reflect broadening acceptance of cloud storage and backup in the enterprise. The survey, which featured a pool of 825 respondents, showed 44% of respondents were storing production data in the cloud and 30% were storing secondary data in the cloud. In terms of… Continue Reading »

Louis Abate

Cloud Storage Price Wars: Amazon S3 vs. Microsoft Azure

By on February 18, 2014

On January 23rd, Amazon announced it would be slashing Elastic Block Store prices by as much as 50%, and S3 costs by an average of 14%. Not to be outdone, Microsoft dropped the prices of Azure Block Blob Storage by up to 20% a few days later. This race to the bottom on price has… Continue Reading »

Louis Abate

Box IPO – The Second Wave of Cloud Storage

By on February 5, 2014

On Friday, Quartz broke the news that Box had secretly filed for an IPO under the JOBS Act, which allows companies with less than $1 billion in annual revenue to submit secret filings. The Wall Street Journal later confirmed the story. If the Box IPO moves forward, the cloud storage and file syncing company would represent the second wave… Continue Reading »

Warren Arnold

File Locking in the Distributed Enterprise

By on January 23, 2014

File locking has existed since the first generation of NAS and file systems.  It prevents multiple writers from modifying the same file at the same time. File locking is required in order to prevent data untended data corruption.  As storage systems for file systems have continued to grow, so has the need for a scalable… Continue Reading »

Connor Fee

Making a Decision in a Sea of Storage Vendors

By on September 18, 2013

“A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.”  – Max Lucado I spent a few days in Brooklyn, NY this week attending the Storage Decisions event hosted by Tech Target.  In addition to two days filled with informative sessions, there was a vendor showcase, in which Nasuni participated. … Continue Reading »

Andres Rodriguez

Nirvanix’s Exit from the Cloud Storage Provider Market

By on September 18, 2013

In an Information Age story this week, Nirvanix’s CEO told employees that the company had “hit the wall” and is now giving customers just two weeks to get their data off the service before it shuts down completely. This is a sudden and impactful move in the market, but not completely unexpected based on our experience…. Continue Reading »

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