Chris Evans of Architecting IT comments:
Cloud storage is a popular subject these days, with some good and some bad examples out there. The appeal is obvious — data needs to be retained somewhere, whether it is of the primary, backup or archive flavour. Being able to do that at low cost (especially when a large percentage of that data is probably inactive anyway) is attractive, when a full TCO is taken into account, including data centre space, power, cooling, acquisition, refresh and administration. The latest news from Avere is that their NAS acceleration technology has been adapted and can integrate with cloud solutions from the major SSPs (storage service providers).
Watch the Avere presentation from Storage Field Day 4 here.
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