Distributed Storage Distributes the Risks

Distributed storage arose to meet a growing array of needs confronting enterprises.  We’ve long known that data is the lifeblood of our businesses.  Leveraging data is how we prosper and grow.  Yet, how do we keep our data safe and private?  We need to safeguard our data while keeping the data always accessible.  We must […]

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Do You Have a Strategy for Storing Data from Your Network’s Edge?

As the IT environment evolves, meeting storage needs demands new strategies. In the old days, most enterprise data was generated on-site and centrally stored in the data center. The edge of the network was defined by firewalls and was limited to the physical confines of offices. The network edge included some branch offices and a […]

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Serverless Computing (FaaS) vs Containers [ A 2022 Guide ]

Serverless Computing vs Containers Serverless storage falls under the rubric of a relatively new technology known as serverless computing. Serverless computing doesn’t replace containers, any more than containers replaced virtual machines (VMs). They all have their use cases. Containers are more lightweight and flexible than VMs. This is in part because containers lower their overhead […]

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What Could 2022 Bring?

It’s the end of the year and time to let 2021 inform us as to what we might expect in 2022.  We’re leaving another year that disrupted how we conduct business and store and process data.  Thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, more employees at both large and small firms are working from home, transforming […]

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Storage Trends for 2021 and Beyond!

Few predicted the events and tumult of 2020 and few predict how 2021 will finally shape up, but when it comes to storage-related developments, there’s a bit more clarity. Here are some forecasts for data storage trends of 2021 and beyond. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers adopt hybrid cloud More enterprises and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers will adopt […]

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The “New Normal” Demands Storage that’s Affordable and Reliable

Much has been said about today’s “new normal.” Life and commerce are certainly disrupted, but not everything has changed. Data continue to be generated every day and are still foundational to business success. Even in these times, there’s a lot more data today than there were yesterday. That will never change. And as in the […]

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All-Flash vs Hybrid Storage – A Buyers Guide to IT Managed Services

Data Storage is a critical component of the MSP infrastructure. The storage must deliver high performance efficient capacity utilization and scale easily. It must have a modular design and scalability to enable purchasing only what is needed, when it is needed. No single point of failure should exist, and failed components must be replaceable without interruption of services.  AC&NC offers US based support […]

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Some Predictions for 2020

The new year is a time for renewed hope and optimism. What can we expect in 2020? NVMe Finally Arrives Although anticipated for years, the widespread adoption of NVMe is finally happening. NVMe helps to unlock the potential of SSDs, but SSDs are only recently becoming a staple in data centers thanks to their decreasing […]

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The Promises of 2019

2019 is upon us, which means it’s time to take note of trends in the storage industry. Here are five worth considering. NVMe over Fabrics is hot! Nonvolatile Memory Express (NVMe) greatly speeds communications between a host and solid-state storage. It replaces SCSI, which was designed for spinning disks, to take advantage of the greater […]

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The Voracious Appetites of Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence

Like the Internet of Things, machine learning (ML) and its more august sibling, artificial intelligence (AI), are upon us. The former is impacting business and IT operations, and the latter will impact nearly all of society. When most of us think of them, we envision incomprehensible algorithms and the brawny CPUs and GPUs all but […]

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