Enterprise Storage Costs, How Do You Pay For Your Storage?

For as long as I can remember, the standard model for buying enterprise-class storage has been based on a capital purchase. The customer specs out their requirements and perhaps runs an RFP (Request for Proposal) if the deal is large enough, or their industry sector requires it. The actual purchase of the hardware may be done as a finance deal and amortized over a number of years for accounting purposes.

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Managing Disaster in The Public Cloud

Despite the best intentions of the public cloud infrastructure providers, issues do happen from time to time. Some problems are more significant than others, as we saw with the recent Amazon Web Services (AWS) DynamoDB outage (details here). The impact to AWS customers was widespread and although it would be easy to dismiss the affected services as trivial (Netflix, IMDB, Tinder, Buffer), these are still clients running production workloads. Do a quick Google search and it’s easy to find many other similar examples, including this one affecting Microsoft’s Azure Storage Service.

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Comparing Zadara’s Storage as a Service vs. Traditional Storage

Zadara Storage is changing the game by bringing the information technology industry and enterprise storage to a whole new level. Zadara's storage-as-a-service solution helps eliminate IT headaches by fully managing your storage for you. All this, with no compromise: you still get all the great features you would expect from a traditional storage system. Here, we break it down for you in the 4 most important aspects: time, cost, scalability, and commitment.

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The Untapped Potential of Containers Technology

I started my IT career in the 1980’s and worked as a systems programmer for the first 10 years on IBM mainframe systems. For those not acquainted with this perennial technology, IBM systems were big, expensive and ultra-reliable, still being used today as the core of almost all financial organizations and other companies that need rock-solid computing.

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Accelerating Storage the Easy Way – iSCSI Extensions for RDMA

Architecting storage solutions means being on the hunt for bottleneck after bottleneck and removing them to eliminate latency wherever possible. With the availability of storage media such as Flash and high-performance disk drives, the bottleneck has often moved away from the storage medium itself and onto the interconnect.

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