Storage

TimeTrade maximizes the value of face-to-face meetings with IBM Cloud storage

Encouraging customers to interact with your business through internet portals and mobile apps is no longer just an emerging trend. It has become the dominant paradigm in today’s digital economy. For large institutions such as banks, providing online services instead of maintaining a large, fully staffed branch network seems like a no brainer, and it’s […]

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M+W Group and AECOM transform multisite collaboration with IBM Cloud Object Storage and Nasuni

For a fast-growing global business, employee headcount, office locations and project opportunities can expand quickly. With an increase in projects and business opportunities, there’s no time to waste on slow file sharing or unreliable recovery. File sharing among business units in different locations can be difficult, with IT staff managing a combination of traditional network-attached […]

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New IBM storage offerings look to cloud-based future

Forbes and other outlets reported this week that IBM has expanded its software-defined storage offerings, including the cloud-enabled Spectrum Protect Plus. The latest version of Spectrum Protect Plus, which clones and recovers important data, can run on IBM Cloud during the storage provisioning process. Beyond that, IBM Cloud Object Storage now can support HDDs of […]

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Why cloud ought to be part of your archival and tiering strategy

Storage is a perennial top challenge for IT teams. Capacity demands continue to increase, while budgetary pressures make it hard to sustain even an insufficient status quo. It would be great if new storage was devoted to business-value-creation processes, but far too much is consumed by stagnant data on primary systems and myriad inefficient secondary […]

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New data center solutions help simplify public cloud migration and speed private cloud deployment

Among the bevy of new, modernized data center solutions unveiled by IBM this week are two designed to help organizations deploy public clouds more quickly and migrate data to and from the IBM Public Cloud with greater ease. Spectrum Virtualize not only enables simplified migration to the public cloud, it also helps with disaster recovery. […]

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How Dreamstime stores and manages 64 million stock images with IBM Cloud Object Storage

Today’s digital media companies are experiencing an explosion of content, resulting in massive amounts of data that must be stored and secured. For media companies working with high-resolution images, content repositories can consist of millions of photos and visuals, with hundreds of terabytes or even petabytes of data. Stock photo company Dreamstime provides millions of […]

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Advantages and complexities of integrating Hadoop with object stores

Object storage is the ultimate solution for storing unstructured data today. It is low cost, secure, fault tolerant, and resilient. Object stores expose a RESTful API, where each object has a unique URL, enabling users to easily manipulate object stores.  Major cloud vendors like IBM, Amazon, and Microsoft all provide cloud-based object storage services. Fortunately, […]

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Redefine your digital media strategy around data

The digital media industry has long faced a unique data challenge. Radio, television and film productions generate massive unstructured data sets, which can measure up to hundreds of terabytes total for a single large-scale film project. The amount of data generated by these digital media productions is growing rapidly. In fact, IDC has projected that […]

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4 can’t-miss cloud storage sessions at InterConnect

Cloud storage can provide a flexible, scalable opportunity to help your organization grow and keep up with storage demands. It’s an excellent business opportunity, and IBM InterConnect 2017 is an outstanding place to learn how to capture it. More than 20,000 cloud professionals will gather at the conference to network, train and learn about the […]

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While storage is on your mind, considerations to protect against outages

Let’s admit it: Storage is not the sexiest thing to talk about. But when it’s gone or unavailable, people notice, whether it’s your customers, employees or constituents. If you can’t get to your data, nothing else in your system matters. When it comes to storage of images, audio, video or other unstructured content,  organizations need […]

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Object storage benefits, myths and options

Object storage is a relatively new option for data storage, optimized for general binary or unstructured data, often multimedia. It has gained a lot of importance in the last few years due to the exponential growth of audio, video and images on the web, and thanks to the huge growth of mobility and social networks. […]

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IDC stacks up top object storage vendors

If you’ve been thinking about object storage for just backup and archive, you’ve missed a turn. In a digital transformation journey, like many that I’ve seen in enterprises, managing unstructured content is key. The latest “MarketScape: Worldwide Object-Based Storage 2016 Vendor Assessment” from IDC reminds us that: Digital assets are the new IP and many […]

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