EMC Acquires TwinStrata – Innovation Through Acquisition

During EMC World this past May, EMC CEO Joe Tucci stated that EMC’s dual innovation strategy will consist of dedicating 10% of their annual revenues towards R&D and acquisitions. True to his word, EMC announced today that they have acquired TwinStrata. TwinStrata’s CloudArray software technology enables businesses to seamlessly attach their on-premise applications with cloud storage from providers like Amazon, Microsoft, Google...

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Race To The Bottom Storage War? Panzura Says How About Free?
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Race To The Bottom Storage War? Panzura Says How About Free?

With the cloud storage vendors caught up in a bloody, take-no-prisoners race to the bottom pricing war, Panzura wants to pour a little gas on the fire with a free cloud gateway virtual appliance. The developer of the next genenterprise-level storage infrastructure for the cloud era and coming off 400% year over year revenue growth, said customers can load the virtual appliance on a VMware hypervisor and connect the Panzura Cloud...

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How To Overcome The Four Obstacles To Cloud Storage

Business executive and IT professionals alike often share many of the same concerns when it comes to the use of cloud storage. But generally, there are four primary obstacles that businesses need to address before embracing the use of the public cloud as a data repository: 1. Integration. How difficult will it be to integrate existing applications with cloud storage? Will the process involve extensive re-coding of applications so that...

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Hybrid Cloud Now – Practical Strategies For Integrating…

In the traditional data center, leveraging the cloud for anything more than backup seems like a futuristic pipe dream. While some data centers may be using a cloud service for backups and potentially disaster recovery, the thought of using the cloud for primary storage seems like a risky proposition. The reality is that the technology exists today to allow the cloud to be safely utilized so that costs can be driven down and...

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Challenges of Enabling Low-cost… Cloud Storage Services

A key IT imperative is to reduce the total cost of internal computing (CAPEX and OPEX) and improve service times to the lines of business in order to be competitive with best of breed public cloud options. Enterprises are actively implementing private clouds to achieve this objective and avoid the knee-jerk reaction of CEOs and lines of business to outsource everything. Similarly, smaller cloud providers are also seeking to reduce...

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