Storage

Zenfolio uses IBM Cloud Object Storage to deliver picture-perfect customer service

Managing data storage can be hard for just one person, so imagine trying to do it for thousands of users. With tens of thousands of subscribers regularly uploading photos and HD videos, Zenfolio’s on-premises storage infrastructure was becoming time-consuming to manage, difficult to scale and was fast approaching capacity. Making the move to the IBM […]

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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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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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More questions to ask when choosing a cloud provider for S/4HANA

This post is the second in a three-part interview series with Brian Burke, global SAP solutions executive with IBM SAP Alliance. To read this first part of the interview, click here. Thoughts on Cloud (ToC): What questions should companies ask a prospective managed cloud services provider for SAP S/4HANA? Brian Burke, global SAP solutions executive, […]

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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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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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Enterprise cloud strategy: Platforms and infrastructure in a multi-cloud environment

In past posts about multi-cloud strategy, I’ve focused on two principles for getting it right — governance and applications and data — and their importance when working with a cloud services provider (CSP). The third and final element of your multi-cloud strategy is perhaps most crucial: platform and infrastructure effectiveness to support your application needs. […]

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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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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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SoftLayer delivers a competitive edge in the fast-paced film industry

Established in 1977, IBM Business Partner Chouinard & Myhre, Inc. (CMI) is an IT solutions provider that has earned industry accolades for strategy, architecture, cloud computing, virtualization and storage management expertise. They are now leading technology innovation through the Adaptable Data Center framework. According to Jeff Guenthner, Senior Director of Solutions Architecture at CMI, “We […]

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IBM: The strength for change and changing for strength

I love change. Changes with technology, changes with strategy, changes in competition, changes with clients, all of it. It excites me and I personally thrive in its constant challenges and opportunities. I’ve made a career of it. I’ve seen a lot of it. The introduction of the PC. The rise of the Internet. The globalization […]

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