Tag: storage

Global Cloud

Get ready for exploding cloud growth

May 2, 2023

Via: InfoWorld

This article tells me what I already understand: Use of cloud services, including compute and storage, is about to inflect upwards, perhaps more than we’ve seen since cloud computing became a thing.Reporter after reporter has been calling me over the […]

Global Cloud

Did AI blow up your cloud bill?

January 6, 2023

Via: InfoWorld

The term artificial intelligence was first used in a 1955 proposal for a study submitted by John McCarthy of Dartmouth College, Marvin Minsky of Harvard University, Nathaniel Rochester at IBM, and Claude Shannon at Bell Telephone Laboratories. This happened before […]

Global Cloud

Is object storage good for databases?

October 13, 2022

Via: Computer Weekly

If you’d asked an IT professional whether object storage is any good for databases, the answer over most of the past decade or so would have been a resounding “no”. The response would have been pretty obvious because databases, especially […]

Deployment Models, Hybrid Cloud

Cloud bursting: What is it, what workloads, what technologies?

October 12, 2022

Via: Computer Weekly

Cloud bursting is a way to deal with one of IT’s constant challenges. Namely, balancing demand with the compute and storage capacity needed to fulfil it. Cloud bursting allows an organisation to rapidly migrate datacentre workloads to the cloud’s theoretically […]

Global Cloud

How cloud migration is transforming the education sector

September 22, 2022

Via: CIO

The digital transformation of the education sector is accelerating at pace. You don’t need to look far to find powerful examples of how data is helping to enrich both student and educator outcomes. Gardens, Libraries and Museums of The University […]

Global Cloud

NetApp storage goes GA for VMware Cloud on AWS

August 30, 2022

Via: Computer Weekly

NetApp has announced the general availability of its Ontap storage for VMware Cloud on AWS. According to NetApp, that will help customers make savings of 20-50% in TCO by being able to scale cloud storage independently of compute. The offering […]

Cloud Clients

Lessons from Target’s cloud journey, a decade in the making

July 29, 2022

Via: CIO Dive

When businesses decide to move to the cloud, it means reworking applications, planning and deciding which workloads go where. About a decade ago, Target started its cloud journey thanks to the holiday season. Hari Govind, SVP of infrastructure at Target, […]

Global Cloud

NetApp Ontap to be sole vSAN storage alternative in the cloud

July 11, 2022

Via: Computer Weekly

NetApp is set to benefit from an exclusive partnership with VMware, in which its Ontap-based cloud storage services will be the only ones officially supported by vSphere instances in the cloud. For enterprise customers that means Ontap storage services will […]

Deployment Models, Private Cloud

What is a private cloud?

May 12, 2022

Via: Network World

Private clouds make efficient use of storage, compute, and memory resources, can provide faster response times for enterprise applications, and help comply with regulations about where data is stored. What is a private cloud? The concept of a private cloud […]

Service Models

What happened to performance engineering in the cloud?

March 18, 2022

Via: InfoWorld

Remember when performance was everything? I used to spend days in computer labs testing performance and reporting for tech magazines about what I found. The tech that provided the best performance, meaning CPU processing, data, storage, and other components at […]

Service Models

Storage suppliers put Kubernetes platforms centre stage

March 17, 2022

Via: Computer Weekly

If there is one technology that typifies the shift we are currently experiencing in IT, it is application containerisation. The shift we refer to here is digital transformation, and encompasses almost everything about the way organisations build, deliver and support […]

Global Cloud

Oracle aims to break cloud “myths” with new tools

March 15, 2022

Via: ZDnet

Oracle on Tuesday rolled out a series of new cloud tools spanning compute, networking and storage. While they serve different purposes, they’re all designed to be flexible and easy to use — and to break the typical myths that have […]

Deployment Models, Public Cloud

Why loosely coupled state in public clouds is better

March 16, 2021

Via: InfoWorld Cloud Computing

State retention has been debated in the world of development for years. Moreover, we are always looking for ways to do it better with fewer resources. The use of public clouds basically changes the consumption model for storage, compute, databases, […]

Deployment Models, Public Cloud nabs $7.7M seed to remove barriers between public clouds

November 25, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

When you launch an application in the public cloud, you usually put everything on one provider, but what if you could choose the components based on cost and technology and have your database one place and your storage another? That’s […]

Deployment Models, Public Cloud

A Beginner’s Guide to Azure File Storage

October 8, 2020

Via: CompareTheCloud

Azure File Storage (AFS) enables you to store and manage file directories in the cloud, and access your data via Server Message Block (SMB). You can use AFS to share files across multiple machines, and distribute storage with automatic, local […]

Global Cloud

MoveBot – New Data Transfer Platform

June 19, 2020

Via: Cloud Tweaks

As cloud computing and storage continue to provide enhanced ROI to organizations, businesses are storing their data on the cloud– instead of on-premise servers. Storage migration is an important consideration in this regard, allowing users to move volumes of data […]

Global Cloud

Mitigate Ransomware Across All Locations with Cloud File Storage

June 18, 2020

Via: Nasuni

As COVID-19 continues to spread, and users spend more hours working online, it should come as no surprise that malware authors are trying to exploit the pandemic. Weaker controls at home, and more users clicking on COVID-19-themed ransomware “lure” emails […]

Global Cloud

For Blue Chip, Cloud Control is also about Promoting Sustainable Practices

June 17, 2020

Via: CompareTheCloud

“We’ve been able to stay open because we’ve invested in our data centre,” explains Chris Smith, Blue Chip’s Chief Marketing Officer, adding “as well as the networking and storage, the automation and orchestration software that we’ve developed allows us to […]

Global Cloud, Service Models

3 serverless downsides your cloud provider won’t mention

June 16, 2020

Via: InfoWorld Cloud Computing

Serverless is a game changer. As we look to accelerate the post-pandemic movement to cloud, we would love to remove the step of sizing the cloud resources we think the workloads will need. Serverless automatically provisions the cloud resources needed, […]

Global Cloud

Objects vs. Files: What to Expect from a Cloud Storage Platform

May 27, 2020

Via: Nasuni

These past few months have intensified the storage wars, or the competition between solutions providers vying to manage an organization’s data. Recently, I joined a panel of object, file, and block storage experts to discuss the best ways to manage […]