Updated 3/7/2017 Cloud, Bulk, Object Storage Trends News
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support expanding and diverse application data demands. There are various
types of cloud, bulk and object storage including public services such as
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Simple Storage Service (S3), Google, Microsoft
Azure, IBM Softlayer, Rackspace among many others. There are also solutions
for hybrid and private deployment from Cisco, DDN, Dell EMC, Fujitsu, HDS,
HPE, IBM, NetApp, Noobaa, OpenStack, Quantum, Rackspace, Scality, Seagate,
Spectra, Storpool, Suse, Swift and WD among others.
Cloud products and services among others, along with associated data
infrastructures including objec... (more)
Do you own a Sidekick mobile phone (AKA the Danger Hiptop)? Then please
accept my condolences while I describe the pain and suffering you’ve
experienced over the past few days.
The Sidekick is made by Danger, a company acquired by Microsoft in 2008. As
one of T-Mobile’s flagship mobile phones, the Sidekick was one of the first
and most popular consumer smartphones. Featuring a real keyboard, it
offered an instant messaging application at a time when many phones were
still figuring out SMS. For IM and SMS addicts, the Sidekick was THE phone
One of the Sidekick’s key features was that it kept all of your important
stuff “in the cloud.” That meant it stored all of your contacts,
messages, photos, and just about everything else on a server managed by
Danger. This made it easy to recover your data in case your phone lost
power or failed. What nobody anti... (more)
Early Bird Registration at Cloud Expo
Go read that headline again: W. Curtis "Mr. Backup" Preston points out on his
blog that replication is not backup, and we can't disagree.
Keeping alternative copies of data in multiple locations is a great idea,
reducing the risk of data loss and potentially enabling enhanced access, but
it's not a historical data protection (aka, backup) strategy.
Backup requires management of multiple historic copies of a data set.
Clearly, cloud storage in itself isn't backup.
Backup vs. Storage
SNIA defines "backup" thus: [Data Recovery] A collection of data stored on
(usually removable) non-volatile storage media for purposes of recovery in
case the original copy of data is lost or becomes inaccessible; also called a
To be useful for recovery, a backup must be made by copying the source data
image when it is in a consistent stat... (more)
"Amazon Glacier changes the game for companies requiring archiving and backup
solutions because you pay nothing upfront, pay a very low price for storage,
are able to scale up and down whenever needed, and AWS handles all of the
operational heavy lifting required to do data retention well," said Alyssa
Henry, Vice President of AWS Storage Services, as Amazon Web Services today
announced Amazon Glacier.
“Today, most businesses rely on expensive, brittle, and inflexible tape for
their archiving solution. This approach requires expensive upfront payments,
is difficult to operate and maintain, and leads to wasted capacity and
money." Henry added.
According to AWS, Amazon Glacier is designed "for data that is infrequently
accessed, yet still important to retain for future reference."
Examples include digital media archives, financial and healthcare records,
raw genomic ... (more)
Nexsan, a leading provider of energy-efficient, long-term disk storage, today
announced that Franklin Synergy Bank is ensuring simple, reliable and
cost-efficient data recovery using Nexsan SATABoy™ storage systems as the
hardware foundation for its disk-based backup and recovery environment. Using
Nexsan AutoMAID™-enabled SATABoy disk storage, the successful independent
bank ensures fast data recovery while reducing storage system energy
Opened in November of 2007, Franklin Synergy Bank located in Franklin, TN is
a unique establishment bringing a combination of traditional community
banking, such as trust, competence and expediency, with innovative,
technologically-advanced delivery systems. This combination creates synergy,
a process in which the sum of tailored banking products, advanced technology
and dedicated bankers define a superior banking ex... (more)
IBM has introduced new services, software and systems for midsize companies
that can help them gain actionable insight, increase productivity, and
IBM is introducing Cognos Express business intelligence software, an
analytics solution designed for companies with 100 to 1,000 employees.
Also being introduced is a new offering from IBM Global Technology Services,
the IBM Storage Optimization and Integration Services - transformation
strategy - rapid. In addition, two existing products IBM Mashup Center, and
Lotus Live Engage, have been certified by IBM as "Midmarket Ready." Recently,
IBM also introduced a new storage system, the IBM System Storage DS5020
Express, and updated the SurePOS 500 Express point-of-sale solution.
Cognos Express is designed to deliver essential business intelligence and
planning capabilities purpose built for midsize comp... (more)
CloudBerry at Cloud Expo
In this post we will explain how to install or re-install CloudBerry Backup
add-on for Windows Home Server.
Originally it is from here.
Open WHS server shared folder: \\YOUR WHS\Shared Folders\Software\Add-Ins
Copy the add-in (it is likely to be called
WHS_CloudBerryOnlineBackupSetup_v188.8.131.521o.msi) to the Add-Ins folder.
Launch the Windows Home Server Console. Click the Settings button on the
Windows Home Server Console to open the Settings screen. Click Add-ins in the
left pane. Click the Available tab. You should now see CloudBerry Online
Backup add-in listed.
Please note you should uninstall previous versions of CloudBerry Online
Backup if you ever had it before.
CloudBerry S3 Backup for Windows Home Server is WHS add-on that automates
data backup and restore to online storage powered by Amazon S3 cloud storage.
It comes with onetime ... (more)
CloudBerry Demo at Cloud Expo
Cloud Computing Expo - With the release of CloudBerry Backup for Windows Home
Server 1.3.3 we introduce a support for Drive Extender.
What is Drive Extender?
According to Wikipedia Windows Home Server Drive Extender is a file-based
replication system that provides three key capabilities:
* Multi-disk redundancy so that if any given disk fails, data is not lost
* Arbitrary storage expansion by supporting any type of hard disk drive
* A single folder namespace (no drive letters)
If you translate it to less technical terms it means that you can add disks
to your home server and it will automatically spread your data across them.
What’s more you don’t have to deal with drive letters directly but with
file shares managed by Drive Extender. What about CloudBerry Backup
Previous version of CloudBerry Backup allowed you to refer to disks on the
Cloud Hosting Journal on Ulitzer
Cloud Storage Services were relatively unknown until Amazon mass produced the
now well-known S3 (Simple Storage Service). S3 may not be the first cloud
storage service but it is among the first for the public with billions of
objects stored. Now we are seeing other cloud storage vendors coming out,
such as Nirvanix, Windows Azure, EMC Atmos Online/AT&T, Parascale, Box.net
and etc. Google has long been in the cloud services business with the GMail
service, the Google Apps Engine, the Picasa photo service and etc, with
Google storage backing them up.
Desktop Access to the Cloud
A common theme of cloud storage services is that they all provide some API
(Application Programming Interface) over HTTP. If the Cloud Storage were to
be as popular today as the FTP for the past decade, it needs to have a
desktop client that delivers the remote ... (more)
Since cloud storage is not backup in and of itself, anyone wanting to use
cloud for backup needs additional software smarts. One of the smartest data
protection and archiving suites out there is CommVault's Simpana. Mixing
their intelligent software with the benefits of cloud storage for data
protection makes a killer combination!
This is precisely what CommVault announced this morning. CommVault's cloud
integration brings seamless access in Simpana 8 to public cloud storage from
the leading providers as well as local tape and disk. CommVault's traditional
strengths in archiving and data management are magnified by the addition of
cloud storage. For example, customers can use Simpana to identify and move
certain data types to off-site cloud storage for enhanced protection and
availability and to take advantage of the lower cost and higher flexibility
and scalabilit... (more)
Easyspace, one of the UKs leading providers of domain name and web hosting
services, has announced the launch of a partnership with Humyo, Europe's
largest independent online storage and desktop backup provider.
As part of this new venture, Easyspace customers will be given 30 days free
access to a Premium Level Humyo account, with a 10% discount on the full
price if they decide to upgrade their trial.
Humyo is a multi-award winning mass market online storage service which
enables users to backup and sync their data over multiple devices, access it
from anywhere and share it with friends and co-workers. Using intuitive
Desktop software, Humyo can continuously backup your selected files and
folders by instantly replicating any change on your local machine to the
Humyo online storage platform. This technology, in turn, provides a variety
of additional benefits for use... (more)