Monthly Archives: December 2015

  • The Best Cloud Storage Services
    The Best Cloud Storage Services

    If you’re hoping to find a new computer , tablet , or even smartphone in your pile of holiday gifts, now’s a good time to take a look at setting up a cloud storage service for those gadgets (and for your old ones too). Cloud storage goes beyond a way to just automatically save your photos from your iPhone—it can help you with a variety of tasks, often for free. Cloud storage services can store files, let you work on…

  • DRaaS vendors grow in 2015, favored by SMBs

    While disaster recovery as a service is on the rise, DRaaS vendors are still largely preferred by SMBs, not large businesses. A race to the market by disaster recovery as a service vendors, or DRaaS vendors, stood out in 2015, aimed mainly at smaller companies that historically have found DR too costly or complicated to implement. Now SMBs and smaller enterprises have so many options that it’s hard to keep track of them all. “That happened really quickly,” said George Crump,…

  • NetApp Buys SolidFire for 870M
    NetApp boosts flash storage offerings with $870M SolidFire buy

    NetApp Inc. NTAP, +0.00% has agreed to buy flash-storage company SolidFire for $870 million in cash, the company announced Monday. The purchase aims to give the storage company better options for data centers focused on the cloud. “This acquisition will benefit current and future customers looking to gain the benefits of webscale cloud providers for their own data centers,” NetApp Chief Executive George Kurian said in Monday’s announcement . NetApp expects the acquisition to close by the end of its…

  • IBM and Box Expand Cloud Alliance

    After inking an enhanced deal with Salesforce earlier this week, Box has also expanded its strategic alliance with IBM. Box, which lets enterprise users access and manage information in the cloud , announced the move today. Apparently, the initial tie-up between Big Blue and Box was so successful that the companies decided to press the go-to-market and sales pedals a little harder. Under the revamped deal, the companies will be working together for at least 10 years. That’s a long-term…

  • StorageNewsletter » Storage Predictions for 2016 by Vendors

    Flash based storage has taken off in a flash. The $35 billion external storage market will accelerate in moving disk storage to flash in in 2016 for all active, tier one storage needs. Flash will dominate disk storage by 2019. In 2016, the rate of increase of capacity is slowing for disk drives to 12 to 15%. Customers are adopting flash for performance, ease of use and management. Flash storage is inherently fast and easy to manage. Flash storage allows…

  • IT professionals concerned over storage obsolescence
    IT professionals concerned over storage obsolescence

    Almost half of IT users (48 per cent) don’t believe their current storage array will work with the next generation of storage media, according to a recent survey. The research found that more than a half (57 per cent) of IT users expect their budgets to shrink or stay the same in 2016. A limited IT budget was also the highest-ranking concern for 2016. This suggested that any further changes to their storage might not be budgeted for. The survey…

  • Enterprise Storage: Moving Beyond Snapshots
    Enterprise Storage: Moving Beyond Snapshots

    When snapshots were introduced, they revolutionized enterprise storage. At the time, every conversation started with, “How do I implement snapshots?” It has been over two decades since snapshots took root, and although they were revolutionary at the time, companies today need faster, more agile storage technology, as well as the ability to quickly recover volumes to a specific second in time. It’s time for storage vendors to begin including data-recording capabilities that can address snapshots’ deficiencies and incorporate continuous backup….

  • Seagate: Hard Disk Drives Set to Stay Relevant for 20 Years

          The very first hard disk drives (HDDs) were demonstrated by IBM back in 1956 and by the early 1980s they became the dominant storage technology for all types of computers. Some say, hard drives are no longer relevant as solid-state drives offer higher performance. According to Seagate Technology, HDDs will remain in the market for at least 15 to 20 years. In a bid to remain the primary bulk storage device for both clients and servers, hard…

  • Storage For The Next 5,000 Years

    Carrying data into the far future will require careful management of data to support multiple copies and continuous detection and elimination of data corruption. Cloud storage may provide these capabilities to both small and larger enterprises due to the economies of scale and greater efficiencies that large data centers can achieve. Also since these archives are available on-line they can provide active archives, supporting access and use of the archived data. Source: Storage For The Next 5,000 Years – Forbes

  • Cloud and appliances will drive the next wave of big data adoption: Ovum

    Ovum reveals the reality of Big Data for 2016: Cloud and appliances will drive the next wave of adoption, with Spark the fastest growing workload. “The next wave of big data investment will target more of the enterprise mainstream that will have more modest IT and data science skills compared with the early adopters,” said Principal Analyst and author of the report Tony Baer. The trends to watch for Big Data in 2016 include: A rising tide of IT spending…

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