Embracing Hybrid Storage

It’s no surprise that Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a dominant force when it comes to the public cloud – it’s a $10B a year business, with nearly 10% of Amazon’s Q2 net sales attributed to AWS. While AWS has been touting public cloud since its inception, only recently has it started to acknowledge the … Read More

Can Scale-Out Storage Also Scale-Down?

This is a guest post by Tim Wessels, the Principal Consultant at MonadCloud LLC. Private cloud storage can scale-out to meet the demands for additional storage capacity, but can it scale-down to meet the needs of small and medium-sized organizations who don’t have petabytes of data? The answer is, yes it can, and you should … Read More

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Lenovo Solves Data Storage Needs with a New Appliance

As our lives become increasingly digital, we’ll generate more and more data. By current estimates, storage needs are doubling in size every two years. That means that by 2020, we will reach 44 zettabytes – or 44 trillion gigabytes – of data, with most of that growth as unstructured data for backups, archives, cloud storage, … Read More

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Start Small and Grow with Unlimited Scale

It seems that much of the current conversation around data revolves around how much of it there is and how much there will be in the coming years. While this macro level perspective is important and should help inform how data is stored, it’s also important to focus in on the micro level use cases. … Read More

Hypervisor Agnostic Cloud Storage for VDI User Home Directories

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is, simply put, the process of running virtualized desktops for users within an organization using server-based computing. You have the option of running persistent or non-persistent virtual desktops. If you are interested in knowing more about these types of deployments, you can find out more by using your favorite search engine. … Read More

Harness the Power of Software-Defined Infrastructure to Help Solve the Biggest Big Data Storage Challenges

With the popularity of rich media, the proliferation of mobile devices and the digitization of content, there has been an exponential growth in the amount of unstructured data that IT is managing (think medical images or large research data sets).  And this growth is not slowing but increasing. This unprecedented growth is just not sustainable … Read More

What’s the Buzz with Media & Entertainment at Super Bowl City?

The hottest ticket for Media & Entertainment (M&E) this year is no doubt Super Bowl 50, hosted in Santa Clara, California in Silicon Valley this upcoming Sunday, February 7th. This year’s matchup poses new versus old…as in, the younger more dynamic Carolina Panther’s quarterback Cam Newton versus the veteran and reestablished Denver Bronco’s Peyton Manning. … Read More

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Cloudian Launches HyperStore 5.2 and New High Capacity Appliances

Greetings from the Cloud! I am excited to announce that Cloudian just released HyperStore 5.2 and new high capacity appliances. Let’s talk HyperStore 5.2, an innovative release packed with features, such as new self-service storage policies, which allow enterprises to set data durability policies per application, optimizing data protection and reducing operational costs. The end-user … Read More

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Amir Chaudry explains how Cloudian HyperStore® tiers data to the cloud

Cloudian is the first and to the best of my knowledge the only vendor in the market today that provides the unique ability of creating a single namespace over a public and private cloud providing a seamless experience to a customer. Unlike most cloud gateway solutions available today which merely act as temporary caching devices, … Read More

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Amir Chaudry expounds on the future of storage

Cloudian’s view of the storage market is in complete alignment with the emerging trends seen across the industry today. Flash is becoming more prevalent in the data center providing the best $/IOP and unstructured data proliferating at an unreal pace, that renders traditional SAN/NAS architectures impractical, because it can’t keep pace with the $/TB and … Read More