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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How flash storage helps facilitate cloud applications

The rapid growth of cloud-based applications means enterprises are handling a larger volume of data than ever before. And on top of that, customers are demanding quicker updates and unprecedented responsiveness. That’s a lot to handle, and anything that can speed up the process of transferring data from point A to points B, C, D, […]

Box Zones offers European companies local data storage

Over the past several years, organizations in Europe and Asia have been looking for ways to bring their data closer to home. New rules, such as the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, and the increasing reach of international intelligence organizations have made businesses think twice about where and how they store important information. To […]

Power of 3: Box Zones, IBM Cloud, and IBM Cloud Object Storage

Box and IBM have deepened their partnership, announcing their newest product – Box Zones – today. Box Zones enables businesses around the globe to adopt Box as an essential component of their enterprise content management platform, and store, manage and access content in the ever-expanding network of IBM Cloud data centers. With data centers in […]

Race for the cure: Mobile devices and cloud storage speed medical research

When the Stanford University School of Medicine launched a cardiovascular study that uses an iPhone app to collect data from subjects and stores information in the cloud, the first question researchers were looking to answer was whether people would use it. The answer was a resounding yes – since its launch on March 9, the […]