Are You a Data Storage Expert?

As unstructured big data continues to grow, efficient data storage is increasingly vital. How well do you know the current and future state of data usage? Take our quiz below to test your knowledge and we’ll tell you what kind of data storage best ‘fits’ you! So how’d you do? If you underestimated the amount … 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

New Use Cases for Smart Data and Deep Learning

In case you missed it, we recently announced a project with advertising giant Dentsu, QCT (Quanta Cloud Technology) Japan, and Intel Japan. Using deep learning analysis and Cloudian HyperStore’s smart data storage, we’re launching a billboard that can automatically recognize vehicles and display relevant ads. The system has ‘seen’ 3,000-5,000 images per car so that … Read More

Shifting Technology Habits and the Growth of Object Storage

Technology is, for many of us, a vital and inextricable part of our lives. We rely on technology to look up information, keep in touch with friends and family, monitor our health, entertain ourselves, and much more. However, technology wasn’t always so ubiquitous – it wasn’t too long ago that our wireless phones had limited … 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

Simplifying Enterprise Data Protection with Rubrik

Data center sprawl can be a real pain to manage, and it’s only made worse when dealing with legacy architecture. As data needs continue to grow exponentially, having an efficient and cost-effective data protection solution in place is more necessary than ever. If you’re still dealing with outdated hardware and software, then it will only … Read More

Betting on Software-Defined Storage

Picking a company to advise is not always easy, but sometimes it just clicks – take, for example, my recent decision to join Cloudian’s advisory board. As outlined in my recent blog post, I look at several factors before deciding to advise a company: The potential for growth How well they know their target audience … 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

Reduce Media Production Workflows with Cloudian & QStar

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) attracts over 100,000 people every year from over 160 countries, with attendees gathering in Las Vegas to explore everything from broadcast to post-production to virtual reality and everything in between that has to do with media & entertainment (M&E). It’s an intense show, but totally worth it if you’re … Read More