Tag Archives: cloud storage

From Cloud Storage to Cloud Collaboration

July 3, 2014 /

Enterprises that have begun porting data archive, backup and recovery and other back-office functions to the cloud are only taking their first tentative steps in what will likely prove to be a complete makeover of the data environment as we know it. Already, many IT shops are starting to…read more

Cloud Storage: Still a Resource in Need of Management

June 27, 2014 /

It’s probably just par for the course, but it seems that the more experience the enterprise gains in the cloud, the more evident its shortcomings become. After all, the cloud is merely a collection of resources. True, they can be provisioned and configured much more easily than traditional data…read more

Cloud Storage News Roundup – 6/20/2014

June 20, 2014 /

Hybrid Storage Provider Egnyte Turns To Google’s Cloud To House Future Customer Data Egnyte, a company that sells a hybrid storage solution that includes a cloud-based component, is turning to another provider to help house its growing set of customer data: Google. Read more here. Introducing Cloud Storage Online…read more

Here’s what NOT using cloud storage is costing you

June 13, 2014 /

It’s no secret that doing nothing is often considered a safe bet. The psychology behind inaction is well understood, particularly in the case of IT — the path of least disruption is usually maintaining the status quo rather than trying something new, But once in a while, a decision of inaction can prove very costly. For instance,…read more

The Cloud as a Primary Storage Solution

June 9, 2014 /

Mention the possibility of shifting primary storage to the cloud to most CIOs these days and you’re likely to get a rendition of Dr. Bones McCoy: “Spock, are you out of your Vulcan mind?” Primary storage is simply too valuable to subject to the vagaries of the Internet, and…read more

Storage and Cloud News Roundup – 6/6/2014

June 6, 2014 /

In Big Companies, the Public Cloud is Leaving the Private Cloud in the Dust “For years we’ve been told that enterprises wouldn’t put their sensitive data into the public cloud, particularly Amazon Web Services. We’ve been reminded, over and over, that companies value control and security too much to…read more

Cloud Standards Are On the Way…

June 5, 2014 /

While some might say it’s still too early to tie down the cloud with standards, other’s see the massive shift of apps and storage to that new world as an indicator that it’s now or never. Standards, they argue, will be the key to the future of the cloud…read more

The Real ROI of SMB Cloud vs. SMB NAS

May 29, 2014 /

Small businesses can range in size from a few employees to a few hundred and the IT needs of these organizations are similarly varied. As they climb their way up from “small” and into “medium” those IT needs evolve, one of which is the ability to collaborate among their…read more