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Qumulo File Fabric extends high-performance file services to the cloud

The timing for Qumulo to extend its software-defined scalable file services to the cloud could not be better as 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. 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 we call the “Hotel California” strategy – once they have your data, it can never leave. Recently, we have been hearing increased grumbling from customers that they are very concerned about losing the option to change infrastructure vendors and the resulting reduction in competition. In response to this, Taneja Group initiated multiple public and hybrid cloud research studies to gain insight on what storage services are needed across heterogenous cloud infrastructures. What we found is that IT practitioners are not only concerned about data security in the cloud; they are concerned about vendor lock-in created by the lack of data mobility between on-premises and public cloud infrastructures. Another surprising element we found is that IT practitioners predominately want file services across clouds and that object storage such as AWS S3 cannot meet their future cloud storage needs. This is actually not that surprising, as our research showed that many applications that businesses want to move to the cloud (to benefit from a highly dynamic compute environment) still rely on high-performance files access.

Enter Qumulo File Fabric (QF2). QF2 is a modern, highly scalable file storage system that runs in the data center and now in the public cloud. Unlike legacy scale-out NAS products, QF2 provides capacity for billions of files, closely matching the scale that could only previously be achieved with object storage solutions, but with the benefit of supporting file access protocols. Qumulo’s modern SDS, flash-first approach allows it to provide a very high-performance file storage system that can cover a wide variety of workloads. Its built-in, real-time analytics let administrators easily manage data no matter how large the footprint or where it is globally located. Continuous replication enables data to move where and when it’s required depending on business need. Qumulo refers to this unmatched file scalability and performance as universal-scale file storage.

Qumulo, founded in 2012, is rapidly growing its market presence and we recently validated their very high customer satisfaction and product capability through an extensive interview process with several customers. Qumulo recently extended their go-to-market ecosystem support through a partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). Now with the launch of QF2 and support for  AWS, we expect Qumulo to continue its rapid rise as a leading provider of file services with universal scale. They are also well positioned to capture a significant share of the emerging multi-cloud storage market. We found many companies still prefer file access and there are plenty of reasons why scalable file will continue to grow and compete effectively versus object storage centric architectures.

Publish date: 09/22/17
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SoftNAS Cloud architecture gets facelift, new features

SoftNAS Cloud architecture splits into distinct products for primary NAS, secondary storage and replication across clouds, and targets multicloud and hybrid cloud implementations.

  • Premiered: 10/05/17
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA SoftNAS TBA Jeff Kato TBA NAS TBA secondary storage TBA Storage TBA Cloud TBA replication TBA multi-cloud TBA Hybrid Cloud TBA cloud data platform TBA Data Migration TBA High Performance TBA Big Data TBA Backup TBA Archiving TBA cloud data management TBA WAN TBA WAN Optimization TBA AWS TBA Amazon Web Services TBA Microsoft TBA Microsoft Azure TBA IBM TBA Saas TBA NetApp TBA Oracle ZFS TBA ZFS TBA Disaster Recovery TBA DR TBA Amazon S3
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Multicloud storage mitigates risk of public cloud lock-in

Multicloud storage strategy allows for the shifting of data across public clouds so you can avoid lock-in to a single provider, reduce cost and improve workload efficiency.

  • Premiered: 10/06/17
  • Author: Jeff Kato
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Jeff Kato TBA Jeff Byrne TBA multi-cloud TBA Storage TBA Public Cloud TBA Private Cloud TBA Cloud TBA Amazon AWS TBA AWS TBA Amazon TBA Office 365 TBA Software-as-a-Service TBA Saas TBA S3 TBA Amazon S3 TBA data security TBA data availability TBA DR TBA Disaster Recovery TBA Compute TBA Hybrid Cloud TBA SoftNAS TBA Hedvig TBA Qumulo TBA Scality TBA SwiftStack TBA Google TBA Azure TBA NAS TBA scale-out
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Taneja Group Emerging Market Report on Multi-Cloud Primary Storage Abstract

Infrastructure spending on public and private cloud is growing at double-digit rates, while spending on traditional, non-cloud, IT infrastructure continues to decline. Organizations of all shapes and sizes are adopting cloud storage for a wide variety of use cases, taking advantage of the scalability and agility that the cloud has to offer.

But cloud storage adoption can have some drawbacks. Recently, we have been hearing increased grumbling from customers that are concerned about losing the option to change cloud providers, especially as their monthly outlays for cloud services continue to rise.

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. We also surveyed a set of innovative storage vendors that are offering public and multi-cloud storage solutions.

The result is a Taneja Group report on an emerging set of storage products we call multi-cloud primary storage, which provide their data services across more than one cloud simultaneously. In this report, you’ll learn what end users are looking for in multi-cloud primary storage solutions, and how a diverse group of five cloud storage vendors are addressing the market need for a multi-cloud approach.

Publish date: 11/03/17
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Cloud-based environment: The new normal for IT shops

The sky is the limit as new cloud management tools and evolutions in storage help make hybrid and multicloud IT a viable option for organizations with on-prem data centers.

  • Premiered: 10/19/17
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Server Virtualization
Topic(s): TBA Cloud TBA Storage TBA VMWorld TBA Hybrid TBA multi-cloud TBA multi cloud TBA VMWare TBA IoT TBA Internet of Things TBA NSX TBA Amazon AWS TBA AWS TBA Amazon TBA vRealize TBA Saas TBA Dell EMC TBA VMware VSAN TBA VSAN TBA Hypervisor TBA Open Convergence TBA convergence TBA NVMe TBA NVMe Flash TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA Data protection TBA secondary storage TBA Machine Learning TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence
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Multi-cloud Primary Storage: Avoid lock-in while shifting apps to the cloud

As the result of extensive primary end-user and multi-vendor research, including responses from 700+ IT decision makers, Taneja Group has learned that an increasing number of organizations are more motivated than ever before to move their applications in the cloud. However, they prefer to easily move those applications between on-premises and multiple clouds without having to modify the underlying storage infrastructure. 

Join us as we unpack this emerging market category along with SoftNAS, one of the vendors at the forefront of this trend.

In this webinar we’ll cover:

  • How multi-cloud primary storage can span multiple cloud environments and mitigate the risk of moving to the public cloud
  • Lifting and shifting applications to a single public cloud or multiple public clouds without re-engineering the applications
  • Why the SoftNAS Cloud Data Platform enables enterprise on-premises file services to be collocated in public clouds

About your hosts:
Taneja Group’s Senior Analysts Jeff Kato and Jeff Byrne will discuss the research behind the Taneja Group’s Multi-Cloud Primary Storage market category. They will be joined by Bryon Thomas, Vice President of Marketing at SoftNAS, who will describe how the SoftNAS Cloud Data Platform provides the best pathway to shift applications among on-premises, AWS, and Azure clouds.

  • Premiered: 11/15/17
  • Location: Live & OnDemand
  • Speaker(s): Jeff Kato, Taneja Group; Jeff Byrne, Taneja Group; Bryon Thomas, SoftNAS
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