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

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

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 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

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

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

Chris Evans on Next Generation Primary Storage Systems

Here at TECHUNPLUGGED London, storage expert, blogger and consultant Chris Evans (@chrismevans) discussed next generation storage, and set the scene by discussing how he would like to see storage technologies develop in the future. He focussed on some key ideas: Quality of Service Pain-free migration Ultra efficiency Automated management and configuration Policy-based management Hardware agnostic … Read More

Cloud & Infrastructure Insight – Live

The future of enterprise IT is the topic for a day of debate at Tech Unplugged in London on Wednesday, April 22 with Cloudian as one of four ‘disruptive technology vendors’ taking part. Cloudian will discuss cloud and infrastructure issues alongside leading influencers including Chris Evans, Enrico Signoretti, Hans De Leenheer, Martin Glassborow, Nigel Poulton … Read More