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"Cloud Storage" Videos OnDemand - Virtual Seminar

Arun Taneja's 4 "Cloud Storage" lessons under "Classroom" section:

1. Cloud Storage Landscape-OnDemand
2. Public Cloud Storage-OnDemand
3. Private Cloud and Hybrid Cloud Storage-OnDemand
4. Cloud Storage RO-OnDemand

http://www.bitpipe.com/detail/RES/1316025666_682.html

Few technologies have had as much of an impact on IT over the last few years as cloud computing has - and the cloud has forced us all to rethink our processes, policies and strategy now and for the future.

For that reason, we're pleased to introduce Cloud University – a unique new online education program designed to provide progressive learning content targeted to the core constituents of your organization affected by cloud computing.

Whether you're a CIO or chief security officer building a strategy around cloud; an enterprise architect, application developer or application owner looking at alternatives to on premise software; or IT operations professional figuring out private versus public cloud options, this program provides insight from key industry experts knowledgeable in your specific role, on topics including:

  • Cloud Computing and the Data Center
  • Cloud Security
  • Developing applications in the cloud
  • Cloud Strategies for the CIO
  • SaaS and Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Storage

Join us for a lesson today!

  • Premiered: 10/24/11 at OnDemand
  • Location: OnDemand
  • Speaker(s): Arun Taneja
  • Sponsor(s): SearchCloudComputing.com - "Classroom" is Sponsored by CISCO
Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Private Cloud Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Public Cloud Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Hybrid Cloud Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Cloud Storage
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Think All Public Clouds Are The Same? Think Again.

While on the surface they all look alike there are huge differences in capabilities between different public cloud offerings in the market today. We talked to two recent users who selected the Nirvanix Cloud Storage Network offering. Their experience is very telling. Read on.

  • Premiered: 03/16/12
  • Author: Arun Taneja
Topic(s): Cloud Public Cloud Nirvanix Rackspace Savvis Amazon
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Cloud storage issues on vendors, security, and infrastructure options

Arun Taneja, founder and consulting analyst at Taneja Group, discusses the most common cloud storage issues facing data storage managers with editors from SearchCloudStorage.com

http://searchcloudstorage.techtarget.com/video/Cloud-storage-issues-security-vendors-and-infrastructure-options

  • Premiered: 06/18/12 at OnDemand
  • Location: OnDemand
  • Speaker(s): Arun Taneja
  • Sponsor(s): SearchCloudStorage.com
Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Cloud Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Backup Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Security Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Public Cloud Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Private Cloud
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Eight questions to ask before using cloud storage

Why should you consider using cloud storage for at least some of your data and applications? Well, unless you've been living under a rock for the past six years, you probably have a good idea of the potential advantages that cloud-enabled storage can offer.

  • Premiered: 01/22/13
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchCloudStorage.com
Topic(s): TBA Cloud TBA Storage TBA Public Cloud TBA Amazon TBA Backup TBA NFS TBA Private Cloud TBA Hybrid
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Top tips for doing a cloud storage cost analysis

Cloud storage comes with the promise of dramatically reducing the costs of deploying, operating and scaling storage for users and applications.

  • Premiered: 01/24/13
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchCloudStorage.com
Topic(s): TBA Cloud TBA Storage TBA Windows Azure TBA gateway TBA Public Cloud TBA Amazon
Profiles/Reports

Taneja Group Market Profile – An Overview of the Cloud Market Vendor Landscape (Executive Summary)

Choosing a cloud vendor in today's market can be a challenge. This market profile from Taneja Group provides an objective review of current cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and management, platform-as-a-service (PaaS), end user computing (EUC), and public cloud IaaS offerings from eleven leading vendors and includes key takeaways for IT leaders to consider when selecting a vendor.

Attached is the executive summary only.  To get access to the FULL Taneja Group Landscape Report, you can download it from VMware directly.

Publish date: 02/28/13
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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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Optimizing Virtualization for the Hybrid Cloud

Since its inception, the promise of virtualization has been that it would make everything in the Data Center easier and less expensive. Very few people would argue that broad point, but at the same time, there are still some areas that have not seen those benefits. One of these is data replication.

  • Premiered: 08/29/14
  • Author: Christine Taylor
  • Published: Datamation
Topic(s): TBA Virtualization TBA Data Center TBA replication TBA Cloud TBA Private Cloud TBA Public Cloud TBA Business Continuity TBA DR TBA Disaster Recovery
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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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Data protection vendors plug into AWS disaster recovery capabilities

Vendors add backup, replication, data migration and high availability products and services for disaster recovery during Amazon's AWS re:Invent conference.

  • Premiered: 11/14/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Disaster Recovery
Topic(s): TBA Mike Matchett TBA Storage TBA AWS TBA Amazon Web Services TBA Recovery TBA DR TBA Disaster Recovery TBA Cloud TBA Public Cloud TBA CommVault TBA Zadara TBA Saas
Profiles/Reports

OneCloud Software: DR For the Masses

With the advent of server virtualization, many adopters erroneously think that disaster recovery (DR) is a problem of the past. They cite the ability of the hypervisors to replace the two most common yet imperfect DR choices: 1) infrastructure replication to a secondary replica site – fast to restore but very expensive, or 2) economical tape backup with off-site long-term storage – economical but slow to recover from.

The reality is that while server virtualization has certainly helped the industry get closer to simpler and less expensive DR products, DR still remains one of the major challenges for IT. This is especially true for applications that fall somewhere between the most mission critical where RTOs and RPOs of a few seconds is needed (and cost is often no object) and those that find RTOs and RPOs of a day or two to be adequate. Today, DR products available for these “intermediate” applications are few and far between, especially when overall cost of DR is considered.  

The missing piece so far has been a cost-effective DR solution with excellent RTO and RPO for the majority of business applications -- without requiring a secondary site. OneCloud steps into the gap by replacing that expensive site with the hyper-scale public cloud. This Profile will discuss how OneCloud works to extend the primary data center onto the cloud, and how this impacts the ease and speed of VM recovery.

Publish date: 11/19/14
Profiles/Reports

Unified Storage Array Efficiency: HP 3PAR StoreServ 7400c versus EMC VNX 5600 (TVS)

The IT industry is in the middle of a massive transition toward simplification and efficiency around managing on-premise infrastructure at today’s enterprise data centers. In the past few years there has been a rampant onset of technology clearly focused at simplifying and radically changing the economics of traditional enterprise infrastructure. These technologies include Public/Private Clouds, Converged Infrastructure, and Integrated Systems to name a few. All of these technologies are geared to provide more efficiency of resources, take less time to administer, all at a reduced TCO. However, these technologies all rely on efficiency and simplicity of the underlying technologies of Compute, Network, and Storage. Often times the overall solution is only as good as the weakest link in the chain. The storage tier of the traditional infrastructure stack is often considered the most complex to manage.

This technology validation focuses on measuring the efficiency and management simplicity by comparing two industry leading mid-range external storage arrays configured in the use case of unified storage. Unified storage has been a popular approach to storage subsystems that consolidates both file access and block access within a single external array thus being able to share the same precious drive capacity resources across both protocols simultaneously. Businesses value the ability to send server workloads down a high performance low latency block protocol while still taking advantage of simplicity and ease of sharing file protocols to various clients. In the past businesses would have either setup a separate file server in front of their block array or buy completely separate NAS devices, thus possibly over buying storage resource and adding complexity. Unified storage takes care of this by providing ease of managing one storage device for all business workload needs. In this study we compared the attributes of storage efficiency and ease of managing and monitoring an EMC VNX unified array versus an HP 3PAR StoreServ unified array. The approach we used was to setup two arrays side-by-side and recorded the actual complexity of managing each array for file and block access, per the documents and guides provided for each product. We also went through the exercise of sizing various arrays via publicly available configuration guides to see what the expected storage density efficiency would be for some typically configured systems.

Our conclusion was nothing short of astonishment. In the case of the EMC VNX2 technology, the approach to unification more closely resembles a hardware packaging and management veneer approach than what would have been expected for a second generation unified storage system. HP 3PAR StoreServ on the other hand, in its second generation of unified storage has transitioned the file protocol services from external controllers to completely converged block and file services within the common array controllers. In addition, all the data path and control plumbing is completely internal as well with no need to wire loop back cables between controllers. HP has also made the investment to create a totally new management paradigm based on the HP OneView management architecture, which radically simplifies the administrative approach to managing infrastructure. After performing this technology validation we can state with confidence that HP 3PAR StoreServ 7400c is 2X easier to provision, 2X easier to monitor, and up to 2X more data density efficient than a similarly configured EMC VNX 5600. 

Publish date: 12/03/14
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What are the advantages to using a hybrid cloud model for backup?

Hybrid clouds are most frequently used for backup purposes because they relieve enterprises of the need to use a secondary data center.

  • Premiered: 11/21/14
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Cloud Storage
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA Mike Matchett TBA hybrid storage TBA Backup TBA DR TBA Cloud DR TBA Disaster Recovery TBA Data Center TBA Cloud Storage TBA HCS TBA primary data TBA data security TBA Public Cloud TBA Private Cloud TBA Optimization
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Storage pops the cloud bursting bubble

Cloud bursting is considered one the best use cases of hybrid cloud deployment, but the reality is, storage is not so easy to move in and out of the cloud.

  • Premiered: 12/09/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Cloud Storage
Topic(s): TBA Cloud TBA cloud bursting TBA Private Cloud TBA Hybrid Cloud TBA Public Cloud TBA Mike Matchett TBA Storage TBA High Performance TBA Amazon TBA AWS TBA Microsoft TBA Azure TBA IBM TBA SoftLayer TBA NetApp TBA EMC TBA Isilon TBA NAS TBA Equinix TBA VMWare TBA Nasuni TBA application performance
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Six questions to ensure smooth retrieval of cloud-based data

Analyst Arun Taneja explains why the first step in moving data to the cloud is to determine how easy it will be to extract it.

  • Premiered: 12/18/14
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Cloud Storage
Topic(s): TBA Cloud TBA Arun Taneja TBA data TBA Storage TBA SLA TBA Amazon S3 TBA Amazon EC2 TBA Amazon TBA VMWare TBA ESX TBA Unitrends TBA HotLink TBA RiverMeadow TBA Encryption TBA AWS TBA Amazon Web Services TBA Public Cloud
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When private clouds reach compute capacity, consider cloud bursting

Cloud bursting may have received some hype for its potential in the enterprise, but there are a few factors you should consider before bursting to the public cloud.

  • Premiered: 12/19/14
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Cloud Storage
Topic(s): TBA Cloud TBA cloud bursting TBA Arun Taneja TBA TechTarget TBA Storage TBA Public Cloud TBA Data Center TBA Private Cloud TBA Hybrid Cloud TBA Server Virtualization TBA Virtualization TBA Networking TBA Security TBA Unitrends TBA Amazon AWS TBA AWS TBA Amazon TBA VMWare TBA VMware vSphere TBA vSphere TBA Azure
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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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Quantum bringing public cloud into virtual storage fold

Data management specialist Quantum wants to make it easier for enterprises to combine two of the major trends in storage: Virtualization and public clouds.

  • Premiered: 01/26/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: PC World
Topic(s): TBA Virtualization TBA Public Cloud TBA Cloud TBA Storage TBA AWS TBA Amazon TBA Amazon Web Services TBA Quantum TBA Q-Cloud Vault TBA Q-Cloud Archive TBA StorNext
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Private and Hybrid Cloud – What Are Their Roles in a Modern Datacenter?

Join us for this informative 60 minute roundtable as we discuss how private and hybrid clouds fit into the modern datacenter. This panel includes top luminaries from major private and hybrid cloud providers. Some of the questions we will be asking include: Why use private and hybrid clouds instead of public clouds? Are all workloads suitable for these types of clouds? What are the economic factors that play into these types of clouds? Are they a transitional technology or the new normal?

Moderator: Tom Fenton, Senior Lab Engineer, Taneja Group

  • Premiered: 03/24/15
  • Location: OnDemand
  • Speaker(s): Tom Fenton, Senior Lab Engineer, Taneja Group
Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Cloud Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Private Cloud Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Public Cloud Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Hybrid Cloud Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Virtualization Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Datacenter Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Data Center Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Vendor Panel
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Using a Public Cloud for DR - Is it for Real?

Join us for this in-depth 60-minute roundtable hosted by Arun Taneja on using public cloud for DR. Enterprises of all sizes have started using the public cloud for some workloads. Backup and recovery and archiving are two prime examples of such workloads. But can the public cloud be used as a disaster recovery site? What are the pros and cons of such an approach? What best practices should apply? Is it only for small businesses that do not have a secondary site of their own? Or is there relevance even for larger organizations?

Panelists:
Ranga Rajagopalan, Director of Product Management; Symantec
Mark Campbell, CMO & CTO; Unitrends
Rick Vanover, Product Strategy Specialist; Veeam
Joshua Stenhouse, Technology Evangelist; Zerto

  • Premiered: 04/21/15
  • Location: OnDemand
  • Speaker(s): Moderator: Arun Taneja, Founder and Consulting Analyst, Taneja Group
Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Arun Taneja Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Public Cloud Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Cloud Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): DR Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Disaster Recovery Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Vendor Panel Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Symantec Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Unitrends Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Veeam Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Zerto