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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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IBM Back in the Growth Game with Cleversafe Acquisition

On October 5, 2015, IBM announced the acquisition of Cleversafe, a provider of object-based storage software.

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Hybrid Cloud Storage

Hybrid cloud storage orchestrates storage processing between on-premise and cloud resources, creating a single virtual storage infrastructure with centralized management. Software-defined storage (SDS) enables hybrid cloud storage vendors to decouple processing from storage assets.

  • Premiered: 04/06/16
  • Author: Christine Taylor
  • Published: InfoStor
Topic(s): TBA Hybrid Cloud TBA Hybrid Cloud Storage TBA HCS TBA Cloud TBA Storage TBA software-defined TBA software-defined storage TBA SDS TBA Public Cloud TBA IOPS TBA Low latency TBA compliance TBA scalability TBA Virtualization TBA DR TBA Disaster Recovery TBA Distributed Storage TBA ROBO TBA big data analytics TBA Big Data TBA analytics TBA hybrid infrastructure TBA cloud bursting TBA DP TBA Data protection TBA Snapshot TBA Snapshots TBA replication TBA Microsoft TBA Microsoft Azure
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VMware Cloud Foundation is well suited to deliver on the private cloud promise

As companies transition away from the inherent complexities of traditional IT architectures, we increasingly see hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) as the platform architecture of choice when building a private cloud.

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IBM hybrid storage play acknowledges enterprise realities

The recent IBM hybrid storage push aims to court enterprise clients with resources on premises and in the public cloud - and offer something AWS doesn't.

  • Premiered: 11/03/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Cloud Computing
Topic(s): TBA IBM TBA hybrid storage TBA Storage TBA Amazon TBA Amazon AWS TBA Cloud Storage TBA all-flash TBA All Flash TBA Block Storage TBA Cleversafe TBA cloud object storage TBA replication TBA Amazon S3 TBA AWS TBA S3 TBA Panzura TBA Google TBA Microsoft TBA Public Cloud TBA IBM Spectrum TBA Virtualization TBA Jeff Kato TBA IaaS TBA SoftLayer TBA PaaS
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Is Object Storage Right For Your Organization?

Is object storage right for your organization? Many companies are asking this question as they seek out storage solutions that support vast unstructured data growth throughout their organizations. Object storage is ideal for large-scale unstructured data storage because it easily scales to several petabytes and beyond by simply adding storage nodes. Object storage also provides high fault tolerance, simplified storage management and hardware independence – core capabilities that are essential to cost-effectively manage large-scale storage environments. Add to this built-in support for geographically distributed environments and it’s easy to see why object storage solutions are the preferred storage approach for multiple use cases such as cloud-native applications, highly scalable file backup, secure enterprise collaboration, active archival, content repositories and increasingly cognitive computing workloads such as Big Data analytics.

To help you decide if object storage is right for your company and to help you understand how to apply various storage technologies, we have created a table below that positions object storage relative to block storage and file storage.

As the table shows, there are several factors that differentiate block, file and object storage. An easy way to think about the differences is the following; block storage is necessary for critical applications where storage performance is the key consideration, file storage is well-suited for highly scalable shared file systems and object storage is ideal when cloud-scale capacity and convenience as well as reliability and geographically distributed access are the major storage requirements. 

Publish date: 12/30/16
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Emerging Market Report on Multi-Cloud Primary Storage

Public cloud utilization continues to grow at a phenomenal rate. Infrastructure spending on the public and private cloud is growing at double digit rates while spending on traditional, non-cloud, IT infrastructure continues to decline and within a few short years will represent less than 50% of the entire infrastructure market. AWS alone, as the current gorilla of the public cloud market, continues to grow at over 40% year over year and now has an annualized run rate of around $15B. Microsoft boasts similar revenue numbers when their Office 365 SaaS offerings are included. This trend is not surprising and has been widely predicted for several years. The surprising element now is how strong the momentum has become toward public cloud adoption, and the question is where the long-term equilibrium point will be between public clouds and on-premises infrastructure.

AWS was a pioneer in public cloud storage services when it introduced S3 (Simple Storage Service) over ten years ago. The approach of public cloud vendors has been to offer storage services at cut-rate pricing in what can be called the “Hotel California” strategy – once they have your data it can “never leave.” After having a company’s data in their cloud infrastructure, they then offer a wide variety of higher priced services to complement access to that data. Global content distribution, data analytics, and a wide variety of individual compute capabilities are just a few examples of services offered. Recently, we have been hearing increased grumbling from customers that they are very concerned about losing the option to change vendors and the resulting reduction in competition.

In response, IT professionals are beginning to consider multi-cloud approaches to primary storage, to gain the scalability and agility benefits of the cloud but without the penalty of lock-in. This is a fresh, emerging and innovating space, which promises to open up cloud storage to a range of new customers and use cases.

To gather data and develop insights regarding plans for public and multi-public cloud use, Taneja Group conducted two primary research studies in the summer of 2017. In each case, we surveyed 350+ IT decision makers and practitioners around the globe, representing a wide range of industries and business sizes, to understand their current and planned use cases and deployments of applications to the public cloud.

Specifically, we wanted to understand the need for an emerging set of storage products we call multi-cloud primary storage. These products provide their data services across more than one cloud simultaneously.

Publish date: 10/31/17