Cloud Storage

Cloud Storage

Storage Upheavals Are Opportunities for MSPs (Managed Service Providers)

For years, the storage business had been reasonably stable. Primary storage was local and backed-up data were nearby or at remote sites along with archived data. Production files were rapidly accessible, and governance and compliance demands were more or less met. The choices were finite and life was, for the most part, relatively orderly. But […]

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Hybrid vs Public Clouds; Which makes sense for you?

If your organization is not utilizing some form of a cloud, the odds are it soon will. Your question will be what kind cloud—public, private, or hybrid? Private clouds can be dedicated clouds provided by vendors in which no resources are shared by any other customer. They also can be onsite solutions, but building and […]

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OpenStack & Ceph—Storage that is Function-rich, Flexible, and Free

OpenStack is a viable solution for many enterprise data centers. OpenStack is a free, open-source software platform that enables organizations to construct and manage public and private clouds. Its components manage processing, networking, and storage on hardware resources across the data center. Many of the biggest IT firms as well as thousands of OpenStack community […]

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Avoiding Vendor Lock-in

Some systems are closed and proprietary while others are open and free.  A fine example of the latter is OpenStack, a set of free, open-source software tools for building and managing very scalable public and private clouds. OpenStack enables organizations of all sizes to avoid the risky lock-in inherent with proprietary cloud solutions.  It’s been […]

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Public, Private & Hybrid Clouds

Most people by now have a sense of what clouds are. When IT services and resources are hosted offsite somewhere else, they are often in clouds. But clouds have certain characteristics that define them, as opposed to simple offsite hosting. Clouds are elastic in that their services can scale up and down according to their […]

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