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Are You Making Money With Your Object Storage?

Object storage has long been pigeon-holed as a necessary overhead expense for long-term archive storageā€”a data purgatory one step before tape or deletion. We have seen many IT shops view object storage as something exotic they have to implement to meet government regulations rather than as a competitive strategic asset that can help their businesses make money.

  • Premiered: 01/31/13
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: Infostor.com
Topic(s): TBA object TBA Storage TBA Mike Matchett TBA Archiving TBA Cloud TBA EMC TBA Dell TBA Content Addressable Storage TBA CAS TBA Atmos TBA Amazon TBA S3 TBA Dropbox
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Enterprise File Collaboration Market Landscape

Collaboration is a huge concept, even narrowing it down to enterprise file collaboration (EFC) is still a big undertaking. Many vendors are using “collaboration” in their marketing materials yet they mean many different things by it, ranging from simple business interaction to sophisticated groupware to data sharing and syncing on a wide scale. The result is a good deal of market confusion.

Frankly, vendors selling file collaboration into the enterprise cannot afford massive customer confusion because selling file collaboration into the enterprise is already an uphill battle. First, customers – business end-users – are resistant to changing their Dropbox and Dropbox-like file share applications. As far as the users are concerned their sharing is working just fine between their own devices and small teams.

IT is very concerned about this level of consumer-level file sharing and if they are not, they should be. But IT faces a battle when it attempts to wean thousands of end-users off of Dropbox on the users’ personal devices. There must be a business advantage and clear usability for users who are required to adopt a corporate file sharing application on their own device.

IT must also have good reasons to deploy corporate file sharing using the cloud. From their perspective the Dropboxes of the world are fueling the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) phenomenon. They need to replace consumer-level file collaboration applications with an enterprise scale application and its robust management console. However, while IT may be anxious about BYOD and insecure file sharing it is not usually the most driving need on their full agenda. They need to understand how an EFC solution can solve a very large problem, and why they need to take advantage of the solution now. 

What is the solution? Enterprise file collaboration (EFC) with: 1) high scalability, 2) security, 3) control, 4) usability, and 5) compliance. In this landscape report we will discuss these five factors and the main customer drivers for this level of enterprise file collaboration.
 
Finally, we will discuss the leading vendors that offer enterprise file collaboration products and see how they stack up against our definition.



 

Publish date: 06/06/13
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File-Sharing Security Concerns Cause Cloud Services to Adapt

First, online file sharing caught on big with end users and took IT by surprise. Next came the backlash, in which IT struck back against the unsanctioned services. Now the vendors who sell the services are answering by adding enterprise management and security features.

  • Premiered: 07/30/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Cloud Storage
Topic(s): TBA Dropbox TBA YouSendIt TBA SugarSync TBA BYOD TBA File Sharing TBA EFC TBA Enterprise File Sharing TBA Syncplicity TBA EMC TBA NetApp TBA ionGrid TBA HDS TBA Active Directory
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Google launches price war in the cloud

The online storage wars got more intense last week when Google Drive slashed prices for people who want to store their videos, photos and documents online. But most experts say even the biggest storage hoarders can find ways to avoid paying for space in the cloud.

  • Premiered: 03/17/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: WSJ - MarketWatch
Topic(s): TBA Google TBA Google Drive TBA Big Data TBA data TBA Storage TBA Dropbox TBA Microsoft TBA Yahoo TBA Gmail TBA Facebook TBA Apple TBA iCloud
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Think Beyond Simple Sync and Share

Providing a safe alternative to public cloud-based file sync-and-share services is a good idea, but be prepared to expand those services to enhance other business processes. Cloud-based files services like Dropbox have changed the game of file data access. Making file data more accessible is a long-standing problem that was first addressed by consumer-level products that were free of enterprise encumbrances.

  • Premiered: 05/02/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Cloud Storage
Topic(s): TBA Cloud TBA Storage TBA Dropbox TBA File Sharing TBA EFC TBA Box TBA CTERA TBA Egnyte TBA EMC TBA Syncplicity TBA Huddle TBA IBM TBA SmartCloud TBA InfraScale TBA Maginatics TBA MagFS TBA MobileSpan TBA OxygenCloud TBA OwnCloud TBA SkyDox TBA TeamDrive TBA file collaboration TBA sync and share
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Connected Data Transporter moves file sharing to private cloud

Connected Data's Transporter evolves from a SOHO device to an appliance that provides IT with a private cloud for file sync and share.

  • Premiered: 10/21/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Cloud Storage
Topic(s): TBA Connected Data TBA Private Cloud TBA Cloud TBA Storage TBA Dropbox TBA Public Cloud TBA sync and share TBA solid-state TBA SSD TBA Backup TBA Data protection TBA Collaboration TBA NetApp TBA File Sharing TBA Drobo
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File sharing frequently paired with endpoint backup products

Backup vendors increasingly see file sync-and-share as a good fit for their endpoint backup software.

  • Premiered: 10/24/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Data Backup
Topic(s): TBA sync and share TBA File Sharing TBA file collaboration TBA Optimization TBA Private Cloud TBA Cloud TBA Storage TBA BYOD TBA Dropbox TBA Mike Matchett
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New approaches to scalable storage

With all these scalable storage approaches, IT organizations must evaluate the options against their data storage and analytics needs, as well as future architectures.

  • Premiered: 03/16/15
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Data Center
Topic(s): TBA Mike Matchett TBA TechTarget TBA Storage TBA scalable TBA scalability TBA analytics TBA Data Storage TBA Big Data TBA Block Storage TBA File Storage TBA object storage TBA scale-out TBA scale-up TBA Performance TBA Capacity TBA HA TBA high availability TBA latency TBA IOPS TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA File System TBA Security TBA NetApp TBA Data ONTAP TBA ONTAP TBA EMC TBA Isilon TBA OneFS TBA Cloud
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Hyperconvergence for ROBOs and the Datacenter

Remote/branch office management is more important, and complicated, than ever. Here are some survival tips.

  • Premiered: 12/17/15
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: Virtualization Review
Topic(s): TBA ROBO TBA hyperconvergence TBA hyperconverged TBA converged TBA convergence TBA Virtualization TBA Data Center TBA Datacenter TBA Compute TBA cluster TBA clusters TBA SAN TBA Storage TBA WANO TBA WAN Optimization TBA Cloud TBA cloud gateway TBA Backup TBA Scale TBA VCE TBA Dell TBA HP TBA IBM TBA SimpliVity TBA Nutanix TBA Pivot3 TBA Scale Computing TBA CAPEX TBA OPEX TBA TCO
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Conquer unstructured data: Scale-out NAS vs. object storage

Learn how scale-out NAS and object storage systems work, their pros and cons, manageability and how they integrate with your storage infrastructure.

  • Premiered: 08/04/16
  • Author: Jeff Kato
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA scale-out TBA scale-out NAS TBA Storage TBA object storage TBA storage infrastructure TBA NAS TBA cloud object storage TBA Cloud Storage TBA Cloud TBA Public Cloud TBA scalability TBA scalable TBA Metadata TBA Portable Operating System Interface TBA POSIX TBA fsync TBA real-time data TBA EMC TBA EMC Isilon TBA Isilon TBA IBM TBA IBM Spectrum TBA IBM Spectrum Scale TBA Qumulo TBA Scality TBA global scalability TBA Amazon TBA reliability TBA erasure coding TBA Dropbox
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Smart storage systems smart for business

Mike Matchett explains how data-aware storage combined with application awareness is leading to a new wave of intelligent data storage.

  • Premiered: 10/03/16
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Mike Matchett TBA Storage TBA High Performance TBA convergence TBA CPU TBA software-defined storage TBA SDS TBA QoS TBA Data protection TBA Archiving TBA Metadata TBA object storage TBA e-discovery TBA Primary Storage TBA Dropbox TBA Evernote TBA data awareness TBA data-aware TBA Security TBA Lucene TBA Solr TBA Distributed Storage TBA Tarmin TBA GridBank TBA StoreAll TBA HPE TBA Qumulo TBA SteelFusion TBA Riverbed TBA VM