Is there such a thing as a quiet news week for cloud providers? No, we didn’t think so either. Here are a few things worth watching from the past week:
“Model Metrics, in its previous life a Salesforce partner with more than 1,000 deployments under its belt, specialized in developing mobile applications that bridged the gap between a customer’s smartphone or tablet and their cloud data according to their specific needs. If Model Metrics can teach that strategy to Salesforce’s partners — maybe even helping resellers become mobile ISVs — it could boost business all around.”
Deployed within USC’s central data center, the Nirvanix Private Cloud Storage solution will enable the university and its clients to upload digital content from any location and ensure that it is available anywhere around the world by virtue of Nirvanix’s Cloud File System software. Additionally, any changes made to files stored in the Nirvanix Private Cloud will be immediately reflected across the whole cloud, ensuring that multiple users collaborating and accessing the same file always have the latest version. This level of data consistency is critical for such a massive amount of unstructured data and is not available from any other cloud storage service or storage system vendor.
“How many conventional storage devices can even handle eight Petabytes distributed around the world?” said Paul Froutan, former head of Google data center operations and current Nirvanix CTO. “The answer: none. This is why companies are shifting to the consumption economics and business flexibility inherent in cloud storage services.”