Storage

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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Clients embrace freedom on the cloud with IBM Spectrum Storage

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 […]

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Four reasons why the cloud is not your average data center

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 […]

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Sizing your solution for IBM SmartCloud Enterprise+

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.

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For business value, don’t pass up PaaS

Cloud solutions, like platform as a service, help businesses go further, faster.

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How do we manage an infinite set of resources in a cloud?

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.

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What does file compression have to do with cloud?

Let’s think about the hardware of cloud: a huge volume of data, hosted in large amount of hardware, connected by thousands and thousands of wires.

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Storage virtualization more important than ever: Perspective from Central/Eastern Europe

The Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) market does not differ in terms of use and dissemination of virtualization.

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Whose data? How to consider data backup in cloud

“Is my data safe?” I think this is the most asked question in the cloud business.

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Backup to the cloud: Good idea or recipe for disaster?

Backup has always been a challenge in the enterprise, especially with the recent growth in data volumes.

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Help! My corporate data is on the loose!

Over the last years, public cloud storage services have gained enormous popularity. The services pop up like mushrooms: companies such as Dropbox, Box.net, SkyDrive, SugerSync, Syncplicity, and many more.

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Cloud computing at Pulse 2012 pre-conference

This year at IBM Software conference Pulse 2012, being held March 4-7, cloud computing has its own track of sessions to show client success and new innovations around cloud computing.

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