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Large technology manufacturers that focus on channel sales through distributors and resellers have traditionally operated with informal processes, using tools like spreadsheets and information driven by anecdotal stories from channel partners, unstructured data, and the "gut instinct" ...
Storing data of any kind on the cloud can be a risk, but there are ways to mitigate the risks. With such an abundance of cloud providers, there are plenty of options for you to choose from for security purposes. Finding a vendor that encrypts data in motion as well as data at rest is a...
Data centers managers and system administrators have a lot to keep up with in 2014. The way we store and process data is changing rapidly, making data centers easier to manage, more environmentally friendly, and cost effective. While this post doesn’t cover all of the ways that data ce...
In light of the recent NSA snooping scandal via their PRISM program regarding private cloud computing security, many people are left wondering if their sensitive data is actually secure. In fact, the statistics points to this startling fact: businesses and individuals alike have been s...
Over the last three years, the market has been abuzz with the news that deduplication technology was going to change the economics of flash-based storage systems forever. In fact just recently, in his article War Between SSDs and HDDs Will Escalate Through 2016, industry analyst Ben Wo...
How many kinds of files are in use in your organization? Fifty? A hundred? More? Wrong. There are only two kinds of files: active files and inactive files. (I admit it was a trick question.) Users create a file – a spreadsheet, an image, an invoice, etc. As long as the file is being ...
As 13th Cloud Expo / Cloud Expo Silicon Valley draws near, two of its major sponsors are working together in a high-profile way. Hitachi GST (HGST), a Western Digital company, and Verizon Enterprise Solutions today announced that HGST is providing solid-state storage solutions for Veri...
It’s about time to revive this blog: it has been almost 6 months since I joined DDN and it has been a roller coaster ride (I love roller coasters). I’ve learned a lot about how to build a better object storage platform and I hope I’ve helped a lot of people here how t...
IT has more opportunities than ever before with the growth in users, devices, data and secure cloud services. This creates not only a more enriching experience for users, but more opportunities for businesses. The key to capitalizing on these opportunities is to have the right tools in...
Cloud storage start-ups don’t seem to be lacking for money. Panzura just raised $25 million in a reportedly oversubscribed D round that should take it to profitability. That makes $58 million since it got started in 2008. It’s the one that claims to have the mos...
With Cloud Expo New York | 12th Cloud Expo [June 10-13, 2013] hurtling rapidly towards us, let's start to take a look at the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical and strategy sessions at the conference coming up June 10-13 at the Jacob Javits Ce...
Stagnant budgets, overwhelming data growth, and new user and application demands, are just a few of the many challenges that are putting IT organizations under more pressure today than ever before. As a result, a new approach is required. The session being given by Hitachi Data Systems...
The rise of cloud computing has exposed hard drive-based storage as the new data center bottleneck. Combating this, data center managers have deployed SSDs to gain the performance needed to provide real-time access to data. However, due to budget constraints, many have turned to consum...
The session being given by Nicos Vekiarides at next month's 12th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo New York [June 10-13, 2013] will examine in depth the problems created, common workarounds and why they fail, and how cloud storage can be a simpler, far more effective alternative. Attendees will ...
Cloudian, the cloud storage software company, has got a Connector for Citrix’ CloudPortal Business Manager 2.0 that simplifies the management and delivery of Storage-as-a-Service (StaaS).
SolidFire, the purely solid-state (SSD) storage house whose widgetry is designed for cloud infrastructure, has launched a go-to-market program for cloud providers suitably called “Fueled by SolidFire.” It’s supposed to support third-parties’ development, positioning and growth of se...
“Our cloud disaster recovery service enables VMware users to recovery data and applications seamlessly at a fraction of the cost, making disaster recovery, business continuity and compliance with recovery objectives and regulations attainable for nearly any organization,” said Nicos V...
"We identified a need in the market for Spain-based, secure cloud storage services," said Andres López Hedoire, marketing manager, cloud security and management at Telefónica, as it was announced today that Telefónica, one of the world's largest telecom providers, has launched cloud st...
In the face of explosive data growth and significant pressure on IT budgets, data centers cannot afford the application bottlenecks, stranded capacity, and excessive cost of traditional storage and networking architectures. They are leading the adoption of new flash storage and network...

HP’s cloud solutions continue to expand, and more and more organizations are taking advantage of these opportunities. In the cloud storage arena, HP Cloud Object Storage provides highly durable, readily available access to your data. It’s secure, too; each object is stored in three ...

I have been working for technology companies for 33 years now, so I don’t know why I’m always surprised at the technology myths that proliferate. For example, there is a popular notion running around that Solid State Drives (SSDs) will replace Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) as the dominant st...
Red Hat, which has staked its fortunes on hybrid computing, sees Big Data as a “killer app for the open hybrid cloud.” It sketched out the direction it’s gonna take with Big Data and the cloud the other day when it said it was gonna open source its Hadoop plug-in – which is based...

Back in 2007, the title of this article probably didn’t make any sense. The cloud was a diagram to represent the Internet. Cloud Services == Services from the Internet.

Now, when someone told you they need a private cloud solution without

by Lorita Ba Every now and then, we at TwinStrata like to take a pulse of the industry. While we have conversations every day with prospective and current customers, partners and industry analysts, it’s good to pop up from those conversations to see what the
ScaleIO, a new software-defined storage player, came out from behind the stealth veil Tuesday jingling a $12 million A round in its pockets and sporting a bunch of brand names like SAP, Check Point and Aer Lingus that have been in production with its widgetry for months.
Quantum Tuesday introduced a new storage line based on next-generation object storage technology geared to Big Data that challenges traditional storage solutions. The company, which has over 6,000 Big Data customer installations worldwide, says conventional RAID drives aren’t up ...
Cloud, Cloud Cloud, it’s everywhere. But does it solve real-world problems? Undoubtedly. Hear how HP Cloud Services and Panzura have delivered to customers a global file system that addresses collaboration, archiving, universal access and performance in one fell swoop. The ROI may surp...
Rivals are gonna have to stop sniping at OpenStack for only having object storage. Rackspace, which originally put the open source cloud platform in play, filled the gaping hole Tuesday with its new Cloud Block Storage solution. The rest of the OpenStack community will catch up even...
Red Hat, still feeding for the moment off the shift from Unix to Linux, fell better than 4.8% evening out at $55.90 after-hours Monday when it said its fiscal Q2 earnings were down year-on-year because of investments and acquisition-related expenses.
Amazon Glacier, a secure, reliable and low cost storage service designed for data archiving and backup. In order to keep costs low, Amazon Glacier is optimized for data that is infrequently accessed and for which retrieval times of several hours are suitable. With Amazon Glacier, you c...
At the end of August 2012, Amazon Web Services released their latest service offering – a long-term archive service called Glacier. As a complement to their existing active data access service S3, Glacier provides long term storage for “cold” data – information that has to be retained...
"This Nirvanix-TwinStrata pre-packed solution gives enterprises everything they need at a simple, flat annual rate, making cloud storage for businesses more convenient than ever," said Nicos Vekiarides, CEO of TwinStrata, as Nirvanix and TwinStrata today announced the availability of a...
In case you missed it, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has enhanced their cloud services (Elastic Cloud Compute or EC2) along with storage offerings. These ...

Here is another use case keeps coming up from customers using Gladinet Cloud. As one potential customer asked:

“We search for a solution for our team. We have a file server with Active Directory for our projects, with a team of

"We are excited to enable the next generation of software-defined data centers and drive complexity out of the most challenging layer of the data center today -- storage," said Anil Virmani, senior vice president of engineering at Coraid, as the Redwood City based leading developer of ...
"Amazon Glacier changes the game for companies requiring archiving and backup solutions because you pay nothing upfront, pay a very low price for storage, are able to scale up and down whenever needed, and AWS handles all of the operational heavy lifting required to do data retention w...
Cost reduction is often perceived as the most compelling adoption driver for new technologies. However, in many cases, looking beyond bottom line benefits often uncovers additional intrinsic value. Such is the case for cloud storage. While frequently touted benefits of cloud storage...
Zetta.net, a provider of 3-in-1 online server backup solutions, has announced that storage analyst firm Storage Strategies NOW reports that the company's use of the WebDAV (Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning) protocol is a distinct advantage for its Zetta.net DataProtect cloud in...

There are many ways to convert local storage to cloud storage. For small data size, some will just do a simple drag and drop upload. For medium data size, some will setup two-way sync to cloud storage.

For large data set, above methods are not


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