Cloud Storage

Zadara Signs Strategic Alliance with MEGAZONE, a Key Amazon Web Services Partner Network Member in APAC

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Zadara Storage, a global provider of enterprise-class Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) based in Irvine, Calif., and MEGAZONE Corporation, a Korean cloud-specialized IT company, today announced a strategic alliance. The collaboration between the two companies was designed to meet customers' needs for sophisticated, high-performance, high-capacity enterprise-class cloud storage solutions. Zadara is an award-winning, worldwide vendor of enterprise STaaS, providing high performance, highly available block, file and object storage with predictable Quality of Service (QoS). Zadara is an Advanced Technology Partner in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN), and MEGAZONE is an APN Premier Consulting Partner.

The Zadara Storage Cloud and software-defined VPSA Storage Arrays deliver elastic, multi-tenant enterprise SAN, NAS and object storage technology for peta-scale primary and secondary storage. With isolated resources, exceptional data security, management control and predictable performance, VPSA Storage Arrays meet the most stringent Service Level Agreements (SLAs), even in cloud deployments. Providing a flexible and cost-effective storage infrastructure for enterprises, small to medium-sized businesses and start-ups, VPSAs also are available as fully-managed On-Premises as-a-Service (OPaaS).

Moonwalk Universal Announces Certification for Cloudian HyperStore

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Moonwalk Universal, a specialist in large-scale data management solutions, today announced certification for Cloudian HyperStore.

Cloudian HyperStore lets users grow to hundreds of petabytes on-premises simply by adding nodes and leveraging the proven interoperability of the industry's only 100% native S3 API. Whether for on-premises storage, hybrid cloud, or multi-cloud storage services, Cloudian HyperStore saves time, saves cost, and puts users in control.

With the latest release, Moonwalk version 12.3 brings file control and automation to enterprise storage infrastructure and intelligently moves file content to the appropriate location - on-premise object stores, offsite storage or cloud services.

Kaminario Enters Cloud Service Provider Market with Launch of Software-Defined Composable Data Platform

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Kaminario, a leading cloud storage software company, today announced it is entering the cloud service provider market with the availability of Kaminario Cloud Fabric, a new software-defined storage offering. Cloud Fabric leverages the same composable data platform behind Kaminario's all-flash storage appliance, the Kaminario K2. Kaminario's composable data platform incorporates the VisionOS software operating platform and the Clarity analytics suite. Cloud Fabric delivers software-defined agility with the proven technology capability and enterprise-class features that earned Kaminario K2 the highest ranking in three out of five use cases compared to 19 all-flash arrays evaluated in Gartner's 2017 Critical Capabilities Report.

The software-defined datacenter (SDDC) is a key enabler to delivering next-generation cloud services.  While a small group of hyper scale service providers have pioneered the SDDC concept with their own proprietary engineering efforts, the level of technology investment required is not practical for the vast majority of enterprise or cloud service provider IT organizations.  Kaminario Cloud Fabric provides a path for cloud service providers to embrace the SDDC paradigm without developing their own proprietary data management software stack.

 

UKCloud Promotion Offers Cloud Storage and Disaster Recovery for Three Months for Free

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UKCloud, the easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave assured cloud services company announces that it is offering its public sector and healthcare customers Cloud Storage or Disaster Recovery to the Cloud services completely free for three months. Open to both existing and new customers, the promotion applies to all orders for new workloads placed by 31 March 2018.

"With many of our customers facing budgetary challenges over the remainder of this financial year, we wanted to do all that we could to assist their transition to the cloud," said Simon Hansford, CEO of UKCloud. "Not only does this promotion offer excellent value, but our multi-cloud platform with flexible contractual arrangements means that public sector organisations can migrate to the cloud quickly and realise the tremendous costs savings of cloud computing without fear of lock-in."

SoftNAS Delivers Breakthrough Performance for Veeam Cloud Backups

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SoftNAS, Inc., a cloud data platform company and leading software-defined NAS provider for the cloud, announced SoftNAS Cloud Essentials version 3.7, optimized for Veeam Availability Suite, is available this month. SoftNAS also announced the achievement of Veeam Ready Archive status, verifying performance for full and synthetic full cloud-backup jobs using SoftNAS Cloud Essentials. SoftNAS and Veeam customers now have access to cost-effective multi-cloud storage options, while simultaneously improving RTPO (recovery time and point objectives) for data archival, backup and storage jobs. This partnership underscores SoftNAS' innovation as a truly cloud-native, 100% software-defined cloud data platform for enterprise control of any data, any cloud, anywhere.

Enterprises continue to struggle with managing vast amounts of data, including backups. Research conducted by The Taneja Group, found that 41 percent of planned public cloud workloads target backups. Cloud backup is one of the fastest growing technologies being adopted. According to Gartner's Hype Cycle for Storage Technology, 2017, "backup of data generated natively in public cloud is an emerging requirement as cloud providers only offer infrastructure high availability and disaster recovery, but are not responsible for application or user data loss."

Design SHIFT and Cryptyk Integrate Hardware and Software Solutions to Revolutionize Cloud Storage Industry

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Design SHIFT, building digital security, today announced its collaboration on a large volume project with Cryptyk, expert in cloud software encryption to the enterprise world. ORWL devices are due to ship come January 2018. The combination of both companies expertise will allow the ultimate data protection in enterprise storage from external threats, viral threats, internal threats, intercept threats and operational failures.

Cryptyk's cloud security and storage platform has only one potential security vulnerability in the physical end-point security of the PC hardware. By offering ORWL devices, Cryptyk will offer the Enterprise world a physically secured, trusted endpoint on a hybrid blockchain network. Benefits of deploying ORWL are the advantage of storing critical keys in the secure element, its tamper protection, rogue nodes prevention, and user access control.

How Cloud Technology Tackles Online Shopping Fraud

Article Written by Sally Perkins

Online transactions are increasingly being targeted by fraudsters, with a February 2017 report showing online card fraud rising 40% since 2015. Amongst many of the technologies seeking to combat this, is cloud security innovations. With the versatility and ever-evolving nature of the cloud, a few great ways to combat online fraud have been thrown out. 

What form does this technology take? Big technology players have long sought to make their cloud tech creditor compatible to allow for the widest range of transactions, but that's the baseline. 

AI Enabled Cloud Storage 

In basic terms, the cloud is simply the functions of a computer spread out into the ether of the internet. On its own, it doesn't entail great security detail. Companies the world over have innovated to meet this demand, and it has had an impact on their consumers. One of the latest iterations of this technology is the integration of AI into cloud services, which is protecting the data of customers - so they don't have to. With many consumers enjoying relaxed lending regulations and looking to obtain a credit card, data is being uploaded onto the cloud in large amounts. Amazon, for example, employ AI to intuitively search and protect customer data against online fraudsters within their cloud services. 

FileCloud Joins Microsoft Cloud Storage Partner Program

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FileCloud, the leading file sharing software ensuring enterprise control in the cloud, today announced that it has officially joined the Microsoft Cloud Storage Partner Program. As part of Microsoft’s Cloud Storage Partner Program, FileCloud will enable Office 365 business users to open, edit and save changes to remote Office files stored in FileCloud using a web browser. Importantly, users can co-author and collaborate on documents in real time on Office documents stored in FileCloud from anywhere.

Since its inception, FileCloud continues to break barriers and offers unique customer choices. FileCloud gives Office customers a seamless experience when working with Office documents regardless of how they are accessed or where they are stored.
 

The Risk of Using Cloud Storage: Natural Disasters

Article Written by Avery Phillips 

After a summer like 2017, staying safe in the midst of a natural disaster is on many people's minds. What some people may be forgetting to keep safe, however, is their cloud data. 

Cloud data revolutionized the way companies store their information by making it easier to organize files from any location - not just the office desktop. Suddenly CEOs could work from Bermuda to Paris, having access to every file on the go. 

Now, where does that leave all of our information?  

Everyone know it isn't not floating above our heads in a million little pieces like a Willy Wonka candy bar. It is stored in one of many data centers throughout the world that specialize in cloud services and cloud-based resources. 

Nimbix Announces High Speed Cloud Storage for AI and Deep Learning Workflows

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Nimbix, Inc. today announced the immediate availability of a new high-performance storage platform in the Nimbix Cloud specifically designed for the demands of artificial intelligence and deep learning applications and workflows. The new premium JARVICE Vault is an all solid-state elastic file system which enables users to achieve tens of thousands of IO operations per second (IOPS) to feed ultra-fast GPU systems for AI and deep learning frameworks. The distributed file system also provides seamless access to data from large clusters of interconnected, bare-metal GPUs that work together to provide faster time to results.