It's time to bring hyperconvergence to secondary storage.
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It's possible to remain compliant and use public cloud storage, but companies should never forget that responsibility for compliance rests with them.
Startups and established vendors are doing interesting work in data awareness, storage IO optimization and archiving.
When data corruption goes undetected, it creates a high risk for applications. It can then create a pervasive data integrity problem.
There may be some customer angst over suddenly unsupported storage products -- and there might be some quite happy customers.
Cloud storage gateways offer benefits like flexibility, file sharing and improved security.
Virtual Volumes (VVOLs) enable a VM to communicate its data management requirements directly to the storage array.
Data copy management offers a ket advantage in complex computing infrastructure, not only for data protection but also for business groups that depend on production data copies.
Those vendors that claim tape is no longer viable for data storage usually have a vested interest in other storage media.
When comparing SSD vs. HDD, the performance winner is clear cut but reliability is a more complex issue.
Sure, Software Defined Storage has advantages, but its challenges are also significant.
Hybrid cloud storage offers strong benefits for business and many more vendors are expected to move into this sector.
While many storage admins worry the most about network security, the physical security of data is also essential.
A vendor's assurance that your data is encrypted is not enough to protect yourself in all scenarios.
It's essential that data storage admins choose a file sync solution that's robust enough for their level of business.
Hybrid cloud storage offers significant cost savings, but beware of over-hyped solutions that don’t offer all of this technology’s true benefits.
Enterprises should look for a backup and recovery platform with next-gen architecture and features.
Enterprise storage solutions with flash cache can offer faster performance and lower latency at a reasonable price.
After years of minimal involvement in ediscovery, IT is increasingly responsible for the critical data management and collections phases of ediscovery. As email archives and backup take on new ediscovery responsibilities, three factors are driving this change.
Ediscovery is increasingly falling into the IT organization's hands. This presents a challenge for ediscovery vendors who are used to dealing with IT secondary influencer but selling directly to legal.
Trends include project management, cloud positioning, social media, interdisciplinary teams, interoperability, and in-house eDiscovery.
A successful eDiscovery process depends on a strong foundation of well-managed data.
The collections process for eDiscovery is showing signs of moving away from service providers and coming in-house.
eDiscovery development and dollars are moving fast into areas under ITs direct control and there are many driving factors that are making eDiscovery more attractive to IT.
IT should bring its own set of buying criteria to the table in the early stages of the eDiscovery process, especially since the critical success factors for eDiscovery purchases mimic those of storage management buys.
There are three major stages of eDiscovery that, if done well, will also help solve storage management, compliance and governance issues.
There is a lot of confusion over what constitutes the cloud. So lets define some cloud terminology narrowed down by eDiscovery.