It’s not every day you get to ride the wave of a fundamental shift in technology. I’d like to talk a bit about how I am staying afloat. My introduction to shared storage was with the original HP EVA series. They were pretty awesome – a single, user-friendly web interface could get you from power up to production in a couple of hours. LUNs (Logical Unit Numbers) so massive that they could host upwards of 20 virtual machines were automatically spread across hundreds of drives, utilizing the aggregate capacity and performance to deliver what would eventually be coined ‘private clouds’..
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backup solutions
cloud storage infrastructure
Petabyte Storage
Software Defined Storage
Storage alternatives
Vote before Wednesday the 6th of August 2014 The next OpenStack Summit in Paris is just a few months away – Nov. 3rd to 7th – and Scality will demonstrate and present innovative storage services for OpenStack. It will be a fantastic opportunity to meet Scality engineers, attend Scality sessions, and see demos of the Scality RING coupled with OpenStack Swift and Cinder.
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cloud storage
cloud storage infrastructure
object based storage
OpenStack Paris

Mail is a gateway to SaaS

For many companies, outsourced messaging services constitute the first company sanctioned adoption of cloud solutions. Hosted messaging services are coming to be regarded as both safe and scalable for corporate environments, and yet much scrutiny and debate still rages around the potential risks and limitations of cloud storage infrastructure. What makes mail service infrastructure so different? According to a study of 200 companies in France, 67% of companies say they now have outsourced mail services. (study was undertaken by Pierre Audoin Consultants).
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cloud storage infrastructure
object storage requirements
George Crump from Storage Switzerland, back in January, wrote an article about the True Cost of Storage that clearly stated how to really calculate one’s Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) when it comes to Storage. Through all our discussions about storage with prospects and customers, we realized that the real, hard cost of storage was not always well calculated, and pretty elusive to the IT managers. It was made even more obvious when comparing to the new types of Storage available to customers, especially Cloud Storage since the models, both economic and technical, were quite different.
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cloud storage
cloud storage infrastructure
object storage
Storage Switzerland