Storage

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 Or they’ve had outdated, pricey software, hardware and appliance solutions from legacy storage providers.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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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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IBM to boost object storage capability with Cleversafe acquisition

IBM today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Chicago-based object storage solution provider Cleversafe, Inc. The move further solidifies IBM’s commitment to providing a comprehensive set of hybrid cloud deployment options and storage innovation. Cleversafe provides a software-defined object storage solution that enables performance-optimized storage at petabytes of scale. Cleversafe helps […]

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Six must-have features when storing data in the cloud

Cloud storage prices are flirting with free, and capacity limits are on the rise. Just this past March, Google announced its Cloud Storage Nearline service that costs a penny a month for 1GB of storage. Service providers are dropping prices mainly because they can; technology advances – particularly for data that doesn’t need to be […]

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Rapid elasticity and the cloud

More cloud providers nowadays are advertising their capabilities on elastic scaling, but what is this exactly and how do we benefit from this?

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