Tag Archives: cloud snapshot

How to Back Up Your Cloud Storage

March 8, 2011 /

Protecting your data in the cloud with a perspective on the Gmail outage Recently, Howard Marks posted an article on Network Computing entitled “Can Cloud Snapshots Replace Backup?” Howard’s key implication in the article is that cloud storage gateways, onramps or enablers that reside on-premise can replace conventional backup…read more

Introducing CloudArray 2.0

December 16, 2010 /

We are pleased to announce availability of CloudArray 2.0, which adds a significant improvements and enhancements to our class leading cloud storage virtual and physical appliances. Read more about our latest release below: TwinStrata, Inc., the leading innovator in iSCSI access to cloud storage for enterprise-class offsite data protection, file/archive…read more

I Have NOT Lost My Mind — I Have It Backed Up On Tape Somewhere

December 6, 2010 /

The question is: If you can eliminate tape, then can you even eliminate backup? In a recent article, George Crump (http://www.networkcomputing.com/deduplication/you-can-eliminate-backups.php) discussed the implications of eliminating backup altogether.  His argument is that with the capabilities of modern storage systems – snapshots, deduplication, compression and replication– you can preserve multiple…read more

Cloud Storage Performance Series: Snapshots

September 16, 2010 /

by Greg Roody One of the key differentiators for TwinStrata’s CloudArray product is its implementation of Cloud Based Snapshots.  These snapshots are essentially free from a performance perspective; they are not copy-on-first-write based, but rather use a log and pointer methodology, so they also are a zero-footprint implementation. This…read more

Announcing the immediate availability of CloudArray 1.1

July 14, 2010 /

    Woohoo! We’ve completed test and development of CloudArray 1.1, which we’ve dubbed the “Extended” release. No, it’s not “Extended” because of the development schedule; it’s taking the core features of CloudArray 1.0 and making them better. We’ve increased the maximum volume size: in version 1.0, we had…read more

Fear and Loathing in the Cloud

May 20, 2010 /

by Greg Roody One question about the introduction of new and potentially game changing technologies is how much ”change” is required on the part of those wishing to deploy it. Storage Clouds are a recent example, but examples go back to the dawn of open storage when you had…read more