cloud storage

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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What, exactly, is the cloud?

Just what is cloud computing, and why should anyone care? As PC Mag defines it, cloud computing is the access of online material from a proverbial “cloud” of information rather than data retrieval from hard drives or other physical memory, such as flash drives or discs. Nevertheless, the cloud is merely a concept. It’s important […]

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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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Is your hybrid cloud storage strategy agile enough to handle data growth?

More than 80% of enterprises embarked on a hybrid cloud strategy in 2015, according to Rightscale’s 2015 State of the Cloud Survey. Driven by new workloads and the convergence of cloud, mobile, analytics, and cognitive technologies, data growth is increasing at an accelerated rate. Most of that data is unstructured, which means the strategies used […]

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IBM and Box link up to integrate enterprise cloud offerings

It’s a match made in cloud. IBM and Box have announced a partnership that’s already been labeled “huge,” “wide-ranging,” and “major.” Box will fold IBM Watson analytics and security into its current capabilities, and allow users to store their data on the IBM Cloud. IBM, meanwhile, will incorporate Box into its email and enterprise applications, […]

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3 cloud computing predictions for 2015

As 2014 comes to a close, we look ahead to what promises to be a very fruitful cloud computing landscape. Cloud adoption is, without a doubt, on the rise. A recent IDC report predicts the global cloud market will top $118 billion in 2015, which translates to a 23 percent bump over 2014. We reached out to a […]

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Cloud storage: Even a five year old can use it

By Fabio Furlani and Shivaramakrishnan Gopalakrishna Recently, my friend Fabio and I were talking about our children. We both have boys: mine is five years old, while Fabio’s son is 21. Both watch a lot of videos and download a lot of pictures and music from the internet. As technologically savvy fathers, we try to […]

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A storage cloud ahead of its time

IBM's private file storage cloud was originally conceived long before the widely accepted definition of “cloud computing” existed, well before cloud was even considered cool.

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Are you using secure communications to protect your company’s crown jewels?

The fact is the only way to ensure the secure delivery of data is to encrypt at the file level.

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IBM SmartCloud Enterprise unleashed

This blog post contains an overview of the capabilities of, and how to use and configure IBM SmartCloud Enterprise to fit your business needs and add the most value.

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What about storage?

Cloud storage offers a true consumption-based approach.

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IBM SmartCloud Enterprise unleashed

This blog post contains an overview of the capabilities of, and how to use and configure IBM SmartCloud Enterprise to fit your business needs and add the most value.

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