Storage

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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What traditional enterprises should know about object storage

Object storage is often a tale of two cities. If you run a cloud savvy organization or develop cloud-native applications, you get it and you employ it. Think of mobile applications we use each day: social mobile, collaborative applications in which object storage is foundational. On the other hand, if you represent an enterprise, corporation […]

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Cloud computing: More than just storage

While the term “cloud computing” may seem nebulous, it actually has a very simple definition, according to PC Magazine: “storing and accessing data and programs over the internet.” Most people use some form of cloud computing already, such as a student using Google Docs to work on a paper with a classmate or anyone who […]

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Reducing data pain with IBM Cloud Object Storage and Cisco

Do people within your organization communicate by attaching files to messages? Do they download videos and images? Do you have plans to use the cloud to store your corporate information assets, but haven’t done it yet? Have you had the experience of running out of storage space? Have you been unable to find where you […]

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“Outthink” comes alive in insurance industry drones application

The concept of “outthink” is sweeping through numerous industries as companies and individuals uncover new ways to transform their businesses using social, mobile, cloud, Internet of Things (IoT) and cognitive technologies. To make this strategy a success, outthink must come alive to fuel innovation. This new approach to technology must be thoughtfully applied to a […]

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Bringing cloud storage into the hybrid era

An interesting anomaly has quietly evolved in large enterprises in recent years. As organizations have rightly come to revere cloud computing as the path to true scalability, efficiency, and economics, one corner of it — storage — has been left to wallow in the silos of yesteryear, with limited advances or innovation. Researchers continue to […]

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Why businesses shouldn’t settle on a simple storage solution

To date, the business community, including startups and entrepreneurs, have had only simple storage solutions to choose from on the cloud. Or they’ve had outdated, pricey software, hardware and appliance solutions from legacy storage providers. In today’s business world, this no longer works. Not with IDC’s predicted data growth of 44 zettabytes by 2020, fueled […]

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