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Did you hear the about THE CLOUD? It’s huge…so what

The Cloud.  The single most over-used perhaps over-hyped word since we all went “green” a few years ago.  Don’t get me wrong, cloud is as legit as the green movement, but when will the constant onslaught of stats, graphs, charts and five-second soundbites stop being soundbites…

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Cloud this and cloud that at CES…what’s the real benefit?

Much like last year, this year’s CES is rampant with “cloud” friendly product announcements. Some companies are blatant with their use of “cloud” as a feature to describe their new wares. Some are a bit more discreet opting not to use the word, opting instead to…

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Seagate demos upcoming Kinetic Developer Kit at RICON West

This week Seagate is participating at Basho’s RICON West developers conference.  In addition to a headline  sponsorship, Jim Hughes – one of the main brains behind Seagate Kinetic – presented what Seagate’s Kinetic platform is and provided a live demo of it in action.  If…

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Are large enterprise companies adopting cloud from the inside out?

Do you see the trend in this slide by TheInfoPro, a service of 451 Research? For one, internal private cloud remains the top priority for many enterprise customers from a cloud investment perspective. BUT, it is losing ground to the 2nd most important need:  assessing Cloud Providers.  Is this an…

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[Infographic]: What keeps cloud data center operators up at night?

What keeps cloud data center operators up at night?  That was what we were trying to figure out. Business and technology decision makers often focus on factors such as performance and uptime when investing in new solutions. However, as the amount of data that companies collect grows, organizations…

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Server down? Rub some dirt on it and get back out there!

When it comes to running some of the largest and most complex data center, time is money…not necessarily downtime, but the time it takes an IT worker to replace  a piece of hardware within a server or storage system. This stuff is pretty cool…they’re called “time-in-motion…

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Your data is your data, BUT…is it really?

“Our policy is simple: your data is your data. Period. We will not access, transfer or deliver data stored on servers by our customers except in response to a properly issued, lawful order … from a court with appropriate jurisdiction over Rackspace and the data sought.” - Perry Robinson,…

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FOBS is fabs for the hard disk drive market

“The worldwide file- and object-based storage (FOBS) market continues to gain momentum with revenues exceeding $23 billion in 2013 and forecast to reach $38 billion in 2017. ”  This according to new research from International Data Corporation,Worldwide File- and Object-Based Storage…

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Should hard disk drives (HDDs) adopt car-like warranties?

“Despite recent popularity of solid state storage (SSD) devices, the overwhelming majority of digital data is still stored on magnetic recording media—namely, hard disk drives (HDD)—which are the very foundation of almost every data center.” This according to a recent article by…

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The cheaper storage is, the more it will be consumed…

. Quote of the day:  “We want God in a box for a dollar and the dollar is negotiable!” This one was c/o our friend Mikey Butler, Vice President Research & Development, IaaS, at EVault in his latest post, “EVault at OpenStack Summit.” If you haven’t read his post yet, I…

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