What is Object Storage and Why Should You Care?

Object storage is still fairly new, when compared with more traditional storage systems such as file or block storage. So, what is object storage, exactly? You can think of it as a form of unstructured data storage that eliminates the scaling limitations of traditional file storage. Unlike the addressing hierarchy used with traditional file storage,Read More »

Cloudian Customer Receives Commvault Innovation Award for Data Protection with Object Storage

A Cloudian customer, Schuberg Philis, has been recognized by Commvault for their innovation in a data protection deployment with Cloudian object storage. Several aspects of this award-winning solution illustrate advancements that make backup a very exciting topic right now: Object storage as a target: On-premises S3-compatible storage is the backup target in this solution BackupRead More »

Scale-Up vs. Scale-Out Storage: What’s the Difference?

Storage capacity is the most fundamental criteria of a storage device. The second most fundamental storage criteria is what happens when you need to add capacity. The prospect of adding capacity keeps storage managers up at night. When you run out of capacity, your options may be as simple as adding a new shelf ofRead More »

Object Storage News in Brief: January 20

There’s a common thread in recent articles: object storage and hybrid cloud will be a BIG deal in 2017. We’ve curated some recent articles that delve into these topics, and related topics including private cloud and tiering to the public cloud.   Hybrid Cloud Will Be a Battlefield & Other Cloud Predictions While Amazon WebRead More »

Solving the Video Surveillance Challenge for Montebello Bus Lines

As demand for security grows, so too does the demand for video surveillance. Stores, public spaces, and even transportation systems have cameras recording everything that goes on. However, the increase in video created also leads to an increasing need for storage. How do you store that video for the duration you need at an affordableRead More »

Better Backup With the Software You Already Have

How to save cost, reduce stress, and keep using the software you already know   The New Backup Target: Hybrid Cloud You know the challenges of the backup process. Veritas and Commvault are good products, but backup is still a chore. Your three choices for a backup target all have challenges: Tape is troublesome, diskRead More »