Douglas O'Flaherty

VM protection and availability made easy

There is too much complexity in backup and data protection. Even the solutions that tout their simplicity can take weeks to setup and hours to recover – even if you’re a backup expert. However, there are fewer backup and storage specialists. As organizations move toward agile processes that embrace cloud and virtual machines, backup is […]

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Fast data: The future of big data

It’s not news that big data is getting bigger by the second.  However, in addition to sheer volume, there is also increasing demand to take action faster than ever based on the data.  An organization’s leaders want to gain a competitive advantage by turning raw data into actionable intelligence. How can they quickly and efficiently […]

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NAB: The largest data event

In late April over 100,000 people attended the National Association of Broadcasters 2017 NAB Show. A comprehensive event with a massive exhibit space, it covers everything from content, to cameras, to software for editing and user distribution. It is a show buzzing with talk of video quality jumps from 4K to 8K, targeted content and […]

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IBM and Red Bull Racing together in 2017

Formula One is an incredibly fast-moving sport. So is the speed of innovation. Fast, highly accurate data-driven decision making, from design and development processes right through to on-track performance, is critical for success. The Red Bull Racing Formula One Team eagerly prepares for the first race of the season with 52 race wins, 8 World […]

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Increase the value of your data: IBM at Gartner Data Center

The future success of your business depends on how well you leverage your data assets to capture or maintain competitive advantage. This simple statement sums up the relationship between IT and business in the 21st century, or what IBM calls the cognitive era. The World Economic Forum sees data as an economic asset, like currency […]

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The Big Bang means big data with infrastructure storage

From nothingness to sudden, explosive existence—the Big Bang is a widely accepted and well-tested scientific theory. However, there are periods of time that are still a mystery and many questions left to answer. How are galaxies formed and how do they evolve? Are we alone in the universe? Astronomers around the world are hoping to […]

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Building better hybrid clouds

This week at InterConnect 2016, IBM Cloud Object Storage was announced. IBM Cloud Object Storage will offer three deployment choices for object storage as a service when it is launched. These are being built using Cleversafe technology, a recent IBM acquisition, and will work with on-premises Cleversafe deployments to enable hybrid cloud storage. You read […]

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Spectrum Scale transparent cloud tiering

The power of software-defined storage is not to merely lower costs through commodity hardware, it is to harness storage innovations that improve overall economics, performance, resiliency and flexibility. What differentiates one solution from another is the completeness of vision and the robust execution that meets requirements from both end users and storage administrators. IBM Design […]

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New Year’s data resolutions

Data volumes are up and budgets are not. 2015 couldn’t have been an easy year to manage a data center. To have a more prosperous 2016, I propose you make (and keep) a few New Year’s resolutions. Lose weight Most organizations have more data than they actively use. Shed some terabytes by either actively deleting […]

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