Cloud Storage

The Next Big Battle in the Cloud

Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author: Michael Vizard.

The price of raw storage in terms of the cost per terabyte keeps dropping. So it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise to see application service providers such as Box.net announcing upgraded offerings that give an individual user access to up to 5GB of free storage, while giving  business customers plans that start with a basic level of 500 GB of storage per user.

Rethinking Storage for the Private Cloud

Grazed from E-Commerce Times.  Author: Jim Damoulakis.

Recent events have added further credence (if more was needed) to the growing body of evidence that -- despite the boundless hype -- cloud computing is a game-changing phenomenon that is having an impact on how people think about enterprise storage.

Zimbra Executive Heads To Hot Storage Startup

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Om Malik.

Scott Dietzen, co-founder President and CTO of Zimbra, is headed to a hot stealth-mode startup, PURE Storage, a company started by John Colgrove, a veteran of storage industry and founding engineer at Veritas, a storage software company.

PURE Storage, according to industry sources, is said to be working on an SSD-drive-based network attached storage and has developed unique software to enhance the performance and dependability of these expensive storage systems.

Hitachi Data Systems Unveils Next Gen Storage

Grazed from Network Computing.  Author: Beth Bacheldor.

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) today introduced a new platform that Hitachi says provides organizations with more intelligent, scalable storage and also prepares them for the next-generation data centers leveraging virtualization and cloud computing. HDS unveiled a new upgrade to its management software that, among other things, can manage more volume of objects and capacity via one management server and offers visibility and correlation of applications, virtual machines and servers and logical storage devices for traditional and virtualized VMware and Microsoft Hyper V environments.

Interview with Dan Decasper, Cirtas CEO and Cofounder

Grazed from Cloud Storage Strategy.  Author: Steve Lesem.

Dan Decasper co-founded Cirtas with the vision of enabling the enterprise to utilize cloud storage as if it were a local array.

CloudStorageStrategy.com asked him a few questions about "Cloud Storage Controllers" and what the technology means for the enterprise. 

What was the original idea behind Cirtas?
Cirtas' co-founders previously built a WAN optimization company that was acquired by Citrix.  Together, they saw the coming of the cloud and recognized that broad scale adoption of cloud storage would require a "catalyst" technology to make the experience seamless and high performing.  They had the expertise to develop such technology and founded Cirtas to address the market need...

MobileVault Extends Secure Private Cloud Backup Offerings

Grazed from ChannelPro SMB.  Author:  Editorial Staff.

Disaster recovery solutions provider Continuity Centers and cloud backup innovator Asigra have teamed up again, this time with the addition of MobileVault data protection services to Continuity Centers’ Secure Private Cloud Backup offerings.

StorageCraft and Symform Pair Up to Create Business Continuity Suite

Grazed from ChannelPro SMB.  Author: Editorial Staff.

StorageCraft Technology Corp. is partnering with cloud computing services provider Symform on a cloud backup solution for SMBs.

Seagate and Samsung Team Up to Bring Flash to the Data Center

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Stacey Higginbotham.

Cloud Storage and Backup: Will Consumer Tools Work for Business?

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Ben Kepes.

HDS applies cloud utility model to in-house storage

Grazed from IT Wire.  Author: Stephen Withers.

According to Miki Sandorfi, chief cloud strategist at Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), an important attraction of cloud computing is the idea of delivering IT on a just-in-time, pay-per-use basis. This allows the alignment of IT resources with business needs.

As a storage company, HDS naturally sees enterprise data storage as a core aspect of virtualisation and of cloud more generally. But perhaps unlike some of its competitors, the company thinks storage should be deployed or a pay-per-use basis where appropriate.