Data Storage

NewCloud Networks Chooses Veeam to Power Top of the Line Backup and Disaster Recovery Solutions for the Mid-Market

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Nationwide cloud computing and communications provider, NewCloud Networks has selected Veeam to power their state-of-the-art backup and disaster recovery solutions for virtual environments. Having recently expanded their data center footprint, NewCloud was in need of reliable data protection software in order to provide a surefire backup and disaster recovery (BDR) solution to their virtual and hybrid cloud customers.

“Virtualization in the mid-market is on the rise, and with that comes the need for geographic redundancy and true disaster recovery,” says Sam Kumar, President of NewCloud Networks. He adds that “after extensive research by our Engineers, we selected Veeam as our vendor for backup and disaster recovery in virtual environments because they possess the necessary expertise in our technologies as well as dedication to providing top of the line support.” Mike Waguespack, Senior Director of Veeam Software’s Global Cloud Group, stated, “We are excited that NewCloud Networks has selected Veeam. At their rate of growth, we are confident NewCloud will help increase the number of workloads protected with Veeam.”

Cloud Computing: Red Hat to acquire Inktank Ceph Enterprise for $175M

Grazed from TechWire. Author: PR Announcement.

Raleigh-based Red Hat is making another move to embrace cloud computing - in particular OpenStack - by acquiring Inktank Ceph Enterprise in a deal worth $175 million. Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) is paying cash for the company. The deal was announced early Wednesday.

"We're thrilled to welcome Inktank to the Red Hat family," said Brian Stevens, chief technology officer at Red Hat, in the deal announcement, "They have built an incredibly vibrant community that will continue to be nurtured as we work together to make open the de facto choice for software-defined storage. Inktank has done a brilliant job assembling a strong ecosystem around Ceph and we look forward to expanding on this success together. The strength of these world-class open storage technologies will offer compelling capability as customers move to software-based scale-out storage systems."...

Microsoft raises cloud pitch, targets Dropbox, Box

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Microsoft Corp said it will increase its cloud storage offering for business users by 40-fold as the world's largest software company makes a case for businesses buying an all-in-one product from itself rather than buying technology "piecemeal" from multiple sellers. "The era of making isolated, single-solution decisions is rapidly coming to a close," wrote John Case, corporate vice president of Microsoft Office Division.

Microsoft on Monday raised its OneDrive for Business storage to 1TB per user from 25GB. Microsoft's pitch to be the one-stop destination for companies looking to buy technology runs against efforts by smaller rivals such as Box and Dropbox that offer one or two specialized services...

Cloud Computing: If Data Storage Vendors Made Cars...

Grazed from CloudComputingExpo. Author: Nicos Veklarides.

Take a moment to consider the things we put up with on a daily basis because they have been understood and accepted as the status quo. Perhaps the old adage, “better the devil you know than the devil you don’t,” rings no truer than for traditional on-premise data storage systems.

Sure, there have been numerous improvements in data storage over the years. Sure, the slower, capacity-limited storage systems of yesterday continue to be replaced by bigger, faster storage systems all the time — but has there really been much improvement to address the most common idiosyncrasies that have existed for so long?...

Hybrid Cloud Storage Tips

Grazed from EnterpriseStorageForum. Author: Drew Robb.

The follow-up article to our hybrid cloud storage buying guide provides tips, advice and cautions for those seeking to implement a hybrid cloud storage environment. Some companies are already well on their way to building a sophisticated internal cloud. Others have gotten their feet wet in the public cloud and know the ropes there fairly well. So there is no one-size-fits-all way to go about implementing a hybrid cloud. It all depends on where you are right now.

Hybrid Cloud Storage: Starting Points

Building a hybrid cloud storage deployment could just as easily start from a public or private cloud focus. “Because a hybrid cloud combines public cloud and private data center principles, it's possible to plan a hybrid cloud deployment from either of these starting points. Picking the better starting point, however, will make it easier to address business goals,” said Molly Rector, Chief Marketing Officer, at Data Direct Networks (DDN)...

The Benefits and Dangers of Choosing Cloud-Based File Sharing

Grazed from StateTechMagazine. Author: David Hutchins.

At every level of government, there’s an emphasis on collaboration and teamwork. Simultaneously, cloud computing has driven the continued consumerization of technology into the realm of personal storage and file sharing. There’s an obvious connection: Employees want to tap services they’re used to outside the office — cloud-based backup and storage services — to facilitate collaboration on the job.

Like most people, government workers often work from home or need to perform their jobs on the go, juggling multiple devices and shuttling files between them. As easy-to-use cloud services penetrate personal computing, users expect to enjoy the same conveniences they have at home in the office...

Cloud Computing: Dropbox's new features to make work and life easier

Grazed from SiliconRepublic. Author: Editorial Staff.

A raft of new features Dropbox unveiled last night herald a new dawn for cloud computing; a more useful dawn in fact. The cloud storage company revealed a new Dropbox for Business that keeps work Dropboxes in one place, a gallery feature called Carousel, and an ambitious quest to tame inboxes.

The new Dropbox for Business is a rebuild of the original business product, but made more versatile to access personal and work Dropboxes from any device. “We did this to give admins more visibility and control over their company’s data,” said Dropbox’s Ilya Fushman. “Remote wipe helps protect confidential information, account transfer helps you maintain business continuity, and sharing audit logs let you track how your Dropbox for Business information is being accessed.”...

Cloud Computing: EMC Redefines Data Protection with New Products

Grazed from The Var Guy. Author: Michael Cusanelli.

EMC (EMC) has announced several new products and technologies to add to its data protection and cloud computing portfolio, designed to aid IT companies in protecting their infrastructures while adding support for cloud environments and data protection as a service delivery. Chief among these releases are the company’s Data Protection Suite, Data Domain Operating System and VPLEX and RecoverPoint products. All three focus on storage protection for enterprise users and utilize EMC’s latest in data protection and disaster recovery.

“Over the past few years we've delivered numerous integrations that, together with a workload-agnostic protection storage platform as an anchor, provide a protection storage architecture. Today, we are announcing products and new integrations that enable customers to deliver a complete spectrum of data protection and availability capabilities as a holistic, consumable service,” said Guy Churchward, president, EMC Data Protection and Availability Division, in a prepared statement...

SanDisk Announces New CloudSpeed SATA SSDs

Grazed from StorageReview. Author: Lyle Smith.

SanDisk has announced four new additions to its CloudSpeed Serial ATA (SATA) line: the CloudSpeed Extreme, CloudSpeed Ultra, CloudSpeed Ascend and CloudSpeed Eco SSDs. These new CloudSpeed SSDs are specifically designed to provide business-critical performance for the mixed-use, read and write-intensive application workloads that are becoming more and more important in today’s enterprise data centers and cloud computing environments.

SanDisk combines its flash management Guardian Technology Platform with the new SSDs as well as its memory technology to become the first vendor to ship 10 full drive writes per day (DWPD), 19nm-based enterprise SATA SSDs, which gives customers longer-lasting drive operation at a better value. With the new CloudSpeed nomenclature, the drive families align more closely with the SAS-interface Optimus drives...

Cloud Computing: Box to offer usage-based pricing, file conversion service

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As it heads toward an estimated $250 million initial public offering, cloud storage and collaboration provider Box is thinking outside, well, itself. The nine-year-old company introduced an alternative to its traditional per-user pricing on Wednesday, as well as its first service that doesn't rely on customers storing their data with Box.

Box has built its business on giving enterprises a place to store files for easy access and sharing by employees, partners and customers. It claims 25 million users. They can tap into the platform through Box's own software or integrate it with desktop and mobile applications using APIs (application programming interfaces)...