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Modern data protection innovations to fight cyber threats

Cloud computing, Cloud object storage, Data security...

In 2018, the average cost of a data security breach approached $3.9 million. But organizations that fully deployed security automation saved over $1.5 million per breach.[1] These metrics demonstrate the value of effective data protection and security solutions, and underscore the significance of recent data security-related announcements from IBM. “ESG’s research clearly shows that data ...read more


IBM continues as a Leader in 2018 Magic Quadrant for Distributed File and Object Storage

AI, Big data & analytics, Cloud computing...

For the third year in a row, IBM has been recognized as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage for both its completeness of vision and ability to execute in the data-driven scale-out storage market for unstructured data. Gartner’s report evaluated two solutions in IBM’s suite of software-defined storage, ...read more


A forecast of clouds

AI, Cloud computing, Data security...

If the latest IDC FutureScape study – Worldwide Enterprise Infrastructure 2018 Predictions – was about the weather instead of IT trends, without doubt the forecast would be for increasing clouds. Of the ten predictions made in the FutureScape study, nearly half relate to public and private cloud in some way. For example, Prediction #5 says ...read more


Expressing the future of business

AI, Data centers, Data security...

The latest FutureScape study just released from leading analyst firm IDC makes a bold prediction: By 2021, NVMe will replace SCSI as the protocol of choice in enterprise-class storage arrays, and more than 25 percent of spending on all-flash arrays will derive from end-to-end NVMe-based systems.[1] For IBM Storage customers, this prediction from IDC can ...read more


The FutureScape of IT

AI, Data centers, Data security...

Information technology is growing faster and smarter – quickly. That’s the news in a nutshell from the latest IDC FutureScape study – Worldwide Enterprise Infrastructure 2018 Predictions. The latest FutureScape[1] study presents IDC’s top ten enterprise infrastructure predictions. For IBM Storage customers, the most important highlights include: NVMe will replace SCSI as the protocol of ...read more


Persistent value

Data centers, Data security, Encryption...

People once believed that enterprise tape storage systems had no place in the 21st century data center. In the end, they were proven wrong. Industry analysts confirm that tape is thriving and has a bright future in organizations of all sizes, including some of the largest public cloud providers on the planet.[1] As it turns ...read more


How IBM Spectrum Scale resembles my toddler twins

Cloud computing, Data centers, Disk storage...

I’m a storage consultant in IBM Systems Lab Services and a working mother of two-and-a-half-year-old twins who were affectionately known as Flash and Elastic during my pregnancy because of the way they moved in my belly. I usually spend my days onsite with IBM clients implementing and managing IBM Spectrum Scale clusters, but I also ...read more


IBM’s new Linear Tape Open (LTO) tape drives

Big data & analytics, Internet of things, Storage...

Combining smart economics with performance and data security The methods with which company leaders treat the data under their purview is fast becoming synonymous with their guiding principles. This critical business data usually includes information about partners and customers, as well personal details about employees. How information is processed, analyzed and kept has become so ...read more


Storage for the future

Internet of things, Storage, Tape and virtual tape storage...

Industry analysts believe that the amount of data in the world will grow from 4.4 zettabytes in 2013 to 180 ZB in 2025,[1] more than doubling every two years.[2] This astounding growth will be fueled by sources such as the Internet of Things (IoT), video surveillance and mobile and social systems of engagement. For example, ...read more