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  • From HIPAA to hyper-converged – a healthier storage scenario lies ahead

    By Shridar SubramanianIn 2017, HIPAA turned 21. Had you told a health care IT professional in 1996 that health care data would grow 48% YoY, and the projected total volume by 2020 would be close to 2,500 exabytes, their head would have spun at the massive task of managing cost, complexity, risk and compliance. If that weren’t enough, when HIPAA was enacted into law, just 13% of the U.S. population had Internet, only 15% owned a mobile phone, and the…

  • Four Big Benefits of Software-Defined Storage

    Four Big Benefits of Software-Defined Storage Antonio Pogliani Four big benefits of software-defined storage. Companies today are generating and storing more data than ever, and the trend shows no sign of slowing down. The rise of big data, the internet of things, and analytics are all contributing to the exponential data growth. Data has always been valuable, but retaining data for extended periods was more about disaster recovery, having an archive, or for regulatory compliance. As we move more into…

  • Cyber expert says cloud storage is hackers’ next target

    The cloud is among likely future targets of hackers, as are internet-connected home electronic devices, says a local law enforcement official who specializes in the field. San Diego County Sheriff’s Sgt. Mark Varnau is the law enforcement coordinator for the Computer and Technology Crime High-Tech Response Team, that goes by the acronym CATCH. The multi-agency task force formed in 2000 “to apprehend and prosecute criminals who use technology to prey on citizens,” according to its website, www.catchteam.org. CATCH members are…

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