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Tape Libraries: Why, When and Where?

A technology publication that shall go unnamed posted the news last year that Amazon Glacier was a “tape-killing cloud” and that it would “devastate the [tape] industry.”

Not exactly. We do believe that smaller tape implementations are going the way of the dodo bird. Cloud backup is quickly replacing small standalone tape drives and autoloaders for daily backup, and as low-end tape equipment ages IT replaces it with cloud for long-term backup retention.

However, tape housed in mid-sized and enterprise scale libraries are growing strongly in several high-value computing and industry segments. Thus the question for IT becomes not “Should I use tape?” but “When should I invest in tape libraries?”

Publish date: 07/31/13
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AWS storage doesn't have to be a complex undertaking, experts say

Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers a variety of storage options, but choosing between them doesn't have to be a complex undertaking.

  • Premiered: 03/20/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Cloud Applications
Topic(s): TBA Amazon TBA AWS TBA Storage TBA Block Storage TBA Amazon EBS TBA Amazon Glacier TBA Disk TBA Rackspace TBA Microsoft TBA IBM TBA object storage TBA File Storage TBA API TBA iSCSI TBA IO
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Public cloud storage options: Determining what data to move

How do you determine which workloads and use cases are suitable for public cloud storage? The cloud may look attractive from a cost and scalability standpoint, but certain types of workloads and storage use cases are much better served in the cloud than others.

  • Premiered: 04/10/14
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Cloud Storage
Topic(s): TBA Arun Taneja TBA Cloud TBA object storage TBA Storage TBA Commodity Storage TBA Amazon TBA Public Cloud TBA scalability TBA AWS TBA Amazon EBS TBA HP TBA Windows Azure TBA CDN TBA Amazon Glacier TBA StorSimple
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Quantum StorNext adds Q-Cloud as AWS archiving tier

Built into its StorNext file system, Quantum's Q-Cloud Archive and Vault use Amazon Web Services for active archiving and cold-storage tiering.

  • Premiered: 01/28/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Cloud Storage
Topic(s): TBA Quantum TBA StorNext TBA Cloud TBA Archiving TBA Public Cloud TBA Amazon TBA AWS TBA Amazon Web Services TBA Q-Cloud Vault TBA Amazon Glacier TBA Microsoft TBA StorSimple TBA Nasuni TBA Panzura TBA EMC TBA TwinStrata TBA VMAX TBA Storage
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Google tries to melt Amazon Glacier's lead in cold data storage

Google Cloud Storage Nearline takes on Amazon Glacier, promising restore times in seconds rather than the hours it takes for Glacier customers.

  • Premiered: 03/13/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Cloud Storage
Topic(s): TBA Google TBA Cloud TBA Cloud Storage TBA Storage TBA Amazon Glacier TBA cold data TBA cold data storage TBA Nearline TBA Tape TBA DR TBA Disaster Recovery TBA CDR TBA AWS TBA Google Nearline TBA Storage API TBA API TBA Mike Matchett
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Cohesity Data Platform: Hyperconverged Secondary Storage

Primary storage is often defined as storage hosting mission-critical applications with tight SLAs, requiring high performance.  Secondary storage is where everything else typically ends up and, unfortunately, data stored there tends to accumulate without much oversight.  Most of the improvements within the overall storage space, most recently driven by the move to hyperconverged infrastructure, have flowed into primary storage.  By shifting the focus from individual hardware components to commoditized, clustered and virtualized storage, hyperconvergence has provided a highly-available virtual platform to run applications on, which has allowed IT to shift their focus from managing individual hardware components and onto running business applications, increasing productivity and reducing costs. 

Companies adopting this new class of products certainly enjoyed the benefits, but were still nagged by a set of problems that it didn’t address in a complete fashion.  On the secondary storage side of things, they were still left dealing with too many separate use cases with their own point solutions.  This led to too many products to manage, too much duplication and too much waste.  In truth, many hyperconvergence vendors have done a reasonable job at addressing primary storage use cases, , on their platforms, but there’s still more to be done there and more secondary storage use cases to address.

Now, however, a new category of storage has emerged. Hyperconverged Secondary Storage brings the same sort of distributed, scale-out file system to secondary storage that hyperconvergence brought to primary storage.  But, given the disparate use cases that are embedded in secondary storage and the massive amount of data that resides there, it’s an equally big problem to solve and it had to go further than just abstracting and scaling the underlying physical storage devices.  True Hyperconverged Secondary Storage also integrates the key secondary storage workflows - Data Protection, DR, Analytics and Test/Dev - as well as providing global deduplication for overall file storage efficiency, file indexing and searching services for more efficient storage management and hooks into the cloud for efficient archiving. 

Cohesity has taken this challenge head-on.

Before delving into the Cohesity Data Platform, the subject of this profile and one of the pioneering offerings in this new category, we’ll take a quick look at the state of secondary storage today and note how current products haven’t completely addressed these existing secondary storage problems, creating an opening for new competitors to step in.

Publish date: 03/30/16
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Google Cloud Storage prices cut, Glacier cold storage competitor added

Google is revamping its Cloud Storage services to woo users and challenge AWS with price cuts, lifecycle management and cold storage with quicker retrieval times than Amazon Glacier.

  • Premiered: 10/21/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Cloud Computing
Topic(s): TBA Cloud TBA Storage TBA Google TBA cold storage TBA Amazon AWS TBA AWS TBA Amazon Glacier TBA Glacier TBA Google Nearline TBA Nearline TBA Public Cloud TBA Big Data TBA Machine Learning TBA Jeff Kato TBA analytics
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Cohesity storage adds Cloud Edition for AWS, Azure

Startup Cohesity launches DataPlatform Cloud Edition, a version of its converged secondary storage software designed to run on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.

  • Premiered: 11/23/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Data Backup
Topic(s): TBA Cohesity TBA Cohesity Data Platform TBA DataPlatform TBA Cloud TBA Storage TBA Amazon AWS TBA AWS TBA Amazon TBA Microsoft TBA Microsoft Azure TBA Azure TBA secondary storage TBA elastic cloud TBA Disaster Recovery TBA DR TBA DevOps TBA Hadoop TBA analytics TBA Public Cloud TBA Rubrik TBA Arun Taneja TBA software-defined TBA software-defined storage TBA SDS TBA Google TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA Nutanix TBA S3 TBA Amazon S3
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Cohesity's converged data protection platform goes ROBO

Cohesity upgraded its product line with a virtual edition appliance for converged protection in remote offices and branch offices. It also added a new hardware appliance.

  • Premiered: 02/15/17
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Data Backup
Topic(s): TBA Cohesity TBA convergence TBA converged TBA Data protection TBA ROBO TBA Remote Office TBA Branch Office TBA Virtualization TBA Storage TBA Cohesity Data Platform TBA DataPlatform TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA VMWare TBA VMware vSphere TBA vSphere TBA secondary storage TBA replication TBA Public Cloud TBA Cloud TBA unstructured data TBA Google Nearline TBA Google TBA Microsoft TBA Microsoft Azure TBA Amazon TBA Amazon S3 TBA Amazon Glacier TBA Backup TBA Archive
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Companies Improve Data Protection and More with Cohesity

We talked to six companies that have implemented Cohesity DataProtect and/or the Cohesity DataPlatform. When these companies evaluated Cohesity, their highest priority was reducing storage costs and improving data protection. To truly modernize their secondary storage infrastructure, they also recognized the importance of having a scalable, all-in-one solution that could both consolidate and better manage their entire secondary data environment.

Prior to implementing Cohesity, many of the companies we interviewed had significant challenges with the high cost of their secondary storage. Several factors contributed to the high costs including the need to license multiple products, inadequate storage reduction, the need for professional services and extensive training, difficulty scaling and maintaining systems and adding capacity to expensive primary storage for lower-performance services, such as group file shares.

In addition to lower storage costs, all the companies we talked to also wanted a better data protection solution. Many companies were struggling with slow backup speeds, insufficient recovery times and cumbersome data archival methods. Solution complexity and high operational overhead was also a major issue. To address these issues, companies wanted a unified data protection solution that offered better backup performance, instant data recovery, simplified management, and seamless cloud integration for long-term data retention.

Companies also wanted to improve overall secondary storage management and they shared a common goal of combining secondary storage workloads under one roof. Depending on their environment and their operational needs, their objectives outside of data protection included providing self-service access to copies of production data for on-demand environments (such as test/dev), using secondary storage for file services and leveraging indexing and advanced search and analytics to find out-of-place confidential data and ensure data compliance.

Cohesity customers found that the key to addressing these challenges and needs is Cohesity’s Hyperconverged Secondary Storage. Cohesity is a pioneer of Hyperconverged Secondary Storage, a new category of secondary storage based on a webscale, distributed file system that scales linearly and provides global data deduplication and automatic indexing as well as advanced search and analytics and policy-based management of all secondary storage workloads. These capabilities combine to provide a single system that efficiently stores, manages, and understands all data copies and workflows residing in a secondary storage environment – whether the data is on-premises or in the cloud. There are no point products, therefore less complexity and lower licensing costs.

It’s a compelling value proposition, and importantly, every company we talked to stated that Cohesity has met and exceeded their expectations and has helped them rapidly evolve their data protection and overall secondary data management. To learn about each customer’s journey, we examined their business needs, their data center environment, their key challenges, the reasons they chose Cohesity, and the value they have derived. Read on to learn more about their experience.

Publish date: 04/28/17
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Use the cloud to enhance the functions of primary storage

Learn some of the best ways to leverage public cloud as a storage tier to complement primary storage and make data centers more efficient.

  • Premiered: 05/04/17
  • Author: Jeff Byrne
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA Cloud TBA Primary Storage TBA Public Cloud TBA Amazon TBA Amazon S3 TBA Simple Storage Service TBA Elastic Block Storage TBA Amazon EBS TBA Cloud Security TBA Security TBA Availability TBA Cloud Storage TBA Backup TBA Disaster Recovery TBA DR TBA Archive TBA cloud tiering TBA hybrid storage TBA IOPS TBA High Performance TBA SAN TBA SAS TBA latency TBA SATA TBA SATA drives TBA Migration TBA automated storage tiering TBA NVDIMM TBA SSD
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Veeam Expands Data Protection Platform with Several Product Announcements at VeeamON 2017

The theme at VeeamON 2017 last week was “availability for the always on enterprise”. While the subject of “availability” was very familiar to attendees, the parade of announcements that followed made it clear that a new day is dawning at Veeam – one that stretches far beyond their roots in virtual data protection.