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 […]
It’s a truly exciting day for us at IBM Storage. Following a tremendous team effort that spanned months of arduous, diligent work, we took a significant step today announcing IBM Spectrum Storage. This comprehensive set of software defined storage (SDS) offerings is designed to give customers choice and flexibility as they deploy storage, especially for […]
I work in the cloud space, helping to solution systems and moving on-premises data centers to the cloud. Recently, I have noticed a growing trend among my clients who think: “It’s just a data center. I can move my stuff in, right?” Cloud providers are running a business. This business is focused on the following […]
One of the biggest barriers that you face when thinking about how to move your workload to the cloud is calculating the size required for each instance. Cloud providers can help you with that, but sometimes you may want to calculate it by yourself. Maybe you are comparing solutions, or you just want to know how big it will be.
In this blog, I look at cloud computing from a cloud service provider's perspective and share my thoughts on challenges related to capacity management.
Backup has always been a challenge in the enterprise, especially with the recent growth in data volumes.