Configuring ECS: Start Uploading Files in 5 Minutes!

Many times after an ECS installation, the question that arises is, “Now, what do we do with this thing?” It’s understandable because an object-storage appliance is not like a SAN or a NAS array. You cannot just walk back to your cube and start archiving old documents to the ECS. … READ MORE

Chris Kanthan June 25th, 2015

Introducing ECS 2.0

ECS (Elastic Cloud Storage) provides a hyperscale, geo-distributed, software-defined cloud storage platform that is perfect for unstructured data, Big Data applications and Data Lakes. Deployed as a software-only solution or as a turnkey appliance, ECS offers all the cost advantages of public cloud running on commodity infrastructure while featuring enterprise … READ MORE

Vikram Bhambri June 22nd, 2015

Datadobi and EMC: Fast, Reliable Data Migrations

*The following is a guest post by Michael Jack, Global Sales Director at Datadobi. Over the past 13 years, EMC Centera has – and continues to be – the most reliable object storage and compliant archiving platform in the industry.  While EMC continues to sell and support Centera, customers are also … READ MORE

Michael Jack June 9th, 2015

Ceph is free if your time is worth nothing!

Ironic how we grow up listening to our parent’s tell us “Nothing in life is free” yet the moment someone claims they have or do something for “free”, we forget that simple truth. Is anything ever really free? There are offerings out there today that claim they are open source, … READ MORE

Jyothi Swaroop May 19th, 2015

Demystifying Software-Defined Storage and Hyperconvergence

If you read the storage news these days you simply can’t miss a story around hyper-converged storage or yet another vendor looking to release a software version of its platform. If you believe Gartner, by 2019 about 70% of existing storage array products will become available in “software-only” versions. The … READ MORE

David Noy April 15th, 2015

Software-Defined Storage Marries Enterprise Storage with the Cloud

This blog focuses on software defined storage….the all caps version.   SDS.  Or….by another popular industry term….the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) platform.  SDDC platforms are transforming Data Centers because they can simultaneously marry (ah…some might say integrate) a variety of traditional hardware storage resources, data types and technologies into one … READ MORE

Rodger Burkley April 10th, 2015

Remove Your Data Center “Beer Goggles” to See the Real Cost of Your Storage

Storage Management Challenges Virtualization has delivered on many promises: massive consolidation, huge cost savings, dynamic scheduling and live migrations of applications and storage. But, with all the simplifications from virtualization, comes the complications of end-to-end visibility and management of the storage infrastructure through the various layers of abstractions. And, according … READ MORE

Heidi Biggar January 27th, 2015

Get Out of the Dark Ages on Data Protection Provisioning

Data Protection Provisioning 2.0 Third platform applications are changing the way organizations manage, consume, deliver and protect storage. They are increasingly cloud-enabled, use sophisticated development frameworks, and are instantly available from any device. However, many existing applications are still in traditional and dedicated storage silos with restricted protection policies and provisioning … READ MORE

Heidi Biggar January 20th, 2015

Eliminate the Quagmires in Your Data Protection Strategy

Are You on Solid Ground? According to a recent survey by Vanson Bourne to over 3300 IT decision makers globally, 87% of businesses are behind the curve for data protection maturity and 71% of businesses are not fully confident of restoring their data and applications.  Collectively, these enterprises are losing … READ MORE

Alyson Langon January 13th, 2015
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