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Cloud storage appeals to small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and larger enterprises as a less-expensive alternative to equipping and managing a full-blown storage system. Two possible uses for the technology are cloud file storage and cloud backup. Imagine being able to move years-old PowerPoint presentations and human resource manuals from your local file system into an inexpensive, cloud-based storage system that someone else manages and secures for you.
In this SearchStorage.com podcast, Jeff Boles, senior analyst and director, validation services at Hopkinton, Mass.-based Taneja Group, discusses the advantages and disadvantages of cloud storage, who the top vendors and cloud storage service providers are, and which environments shouldn't use cloud storage.
Read the Q&A transcript by clicking Event Website tab above or listen to the podcast on file storage in the cloud.
You may already be sold on the concept of scale-out NAS, but scale-out systems vary widely and you’ll have plenty of decisions to make before buying one.
Data storage is a crucial part of a solution provider’s offering, whether they offer cloud services or are planning to. Regardless of whether you’re a large-scale cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) provider or a small regional managed service provider (MSP), a strong storage platform can push you ahead of the competition and help you quickly expand your business.
Symantec Corp. today announced an Apache Hadoop add-on capability for its Veritas Cluster File System to help run "big data" analytics on storage area networks instead of scale-out, commodity servers using local storage.