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Two Recommendations to Make Cloud Storage Simple Again

Cloud storage initially emerged to provide organizations with access to simple storage services (S3). The more organizations adopted S3 object storage, the more storage choices they requested of those who provided it. However, all these choices had unexpected side effects. Simple storage services became increasingly complex and costly to manage. To put the simple back in simple storage service, here are two recommendations for organizations to follow.

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5 Challenges of Managing Unstructured Data

Organizations struggle with managing expanding volumes of unstructured data. Storing, protecting, and providing secure access to this data creates challenges around cost, complexity, and scalability. A new generation of software-defined storage (SDS) products offer solutions to these challenges.

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New Benchmark for Data Protection Created by StorageCraft Arcserve Merger

Two companies merging in the technology sector occurs with some regularity. However, a merger that makes sense for both providers with everyone coming out a winner occurs less frequently. Today’s announced merger between StorageCraft Technology Corporation and Arcserve illustrates this rarer occurrence. Each company’s technologies address different organizational needs that, once merged, will create a new benchmark for data protection.

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Four Cloud Backup Traps

More organizations than ever look to general purpose or public cloud providers to host their applications and data. As they do, they often identify and understand the type of cloud service or service they plan to procure. They also need to go one step further. They must also identify how to best back up and recover the applications and data they host in the cloud lest they fall into one of four common cloud backup traps.

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WekaFS—The Data Platform That Breaks Through Storage Limits

This article evaluates WekaIO’s WekaFS high-performance software-defined data platform based on DCIG’s “Three New Rules for Selecting Scalable Storage Solutions.” WekaFS satisfies extreme storage requirements, delivering quicker time to market, faster insights, and dramatic data center efficiency improvements.

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Cloud Insights Based on Microsoft’s Most Recent Earnings

Rarely do I take the opportunity to reflect on a technology provider’s earning call. In fact, I do not think I have ever done so. Rather, I focus my energy and thoughts on evaluating the technology a company provides and its merit and value. Today I deviate somewhat from my traditional stance. Some of the highlights from Microsoft’s FY2021 Q2 earnings provide organizations insights on next steps they should take in the cloud.

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