If Net Neutrality Dies, will the public cloud follow it? Eric Shanks demonstrates how the end would happen. But I would argue as important is recognizing that the principal of Net Neutrality has been muddied and not as self-evident as early advocacy might suggest in today’s climate.
With RecoverX 2.0 from Datos IO, big data may finally feel at home in the cloud.
Wasabi launched today, offering a new entrant into the cloud storage game. How do you differentiate against S3? By offering cloud storage that works for all existing use cases. It’s cost-effective pricing is competitive with Amazon Glacier, while being dramatically faster than S3. It’s an exciting launch.
What if you took cloud storage management and brought it on-prem? At Tech Field Day, I saw a presentations proposing just that. But these solution required a pretty large upfront block buy-in. This takes away management headaches, but doesn’t give you the dynamic provisioning the cloud allows. What you would need is on-prem storage as a service. Zadara Storage is offering just that, and more.
Simple static website generation hosted on a cheap, stable platform? Eric Wright thinks he’s found that combination by using Amazon S3 and Jekyll, a ruby-based framework. Browsing around Jekyll’s documentation, it seems they’re emphasizing relative simplicity and overall elegance. And hosting on Amazon S3 makes it dirt cheap. I really like Eric’s walkthrough to get […]
Hans De Leenheer comments on the various cloud storage offerings from TwinStrata, CloudBerry, StorSimple, VMware Octopus/Horizon, Amazon, and others. Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, bleh bleh bleh, … get over it, it is all called CLOUD and it will remain that way for a while. What I haven’t talked about yet is CLOUD STORAGE. […]
I’ve got a new video podcast up and running: Raising the Floor is a series of discussions about the future of enterprise IT. I kicked the series off talking about one of my favorite topics: Cloud storage. It was a pretty broad discussion, all packed into less than half an hour, but I wanted to share a few excerpts.
I’ve never been a fan of thin provisioning as a storage management tool. Don’t get me wrong, I love having thin provisioning in my toolkit to overcome the limitations of conventional filesystems. Thin provisioning just gets under my skin when folks try to use it to solve business problems like long deployment time and slow purchasing cycles. If you attended any of the thin provisioning sessions I’ve presented at Storage Decisions, Interop, E-Storm, or elsewhere then you’ve heard my wistful dreaming of real automatic provisioning without the hackery of thin provisioning systems. But perhaps I didn’t mention that actual automatic provisioning actually exists today! It’s one of the many things I love about API-driven cloud storage!
Change is not a word normally associated with storage, and revolution is practically unheard of. Today’s modern enterprise storage systems and networks employ massive resources to do one simple thing: Emulate the basic hard disk drives used over three decades ago. But cracks are appearing in our mausoleum of fake disks: Application developers are discovering the value of object storage, and storage systems are appearing to support this need.
Steve Duplessie posts on Cloud Economics and especially the economics of Cloud Storage, 20 TBs of storage from Amazon’s S3 cloud will cost you $36,000 a year and that doesn’t necessarily compare especially well with purchasing your own array.