Even though companies are moving to the cloud to solve their data storage needs, the market for physical servers is very hot. Which direction do you see your firm taking? More cloud or more racks?
Answer Question | March 25, 2013 8:11 PM
Cloud storage, Rack Servers
Hi, Is there any reasonably priced software that is able to maintain S3 Cloud Storage synchronised with a physical company server?? The synchronisation must be bi-directional so that files uploaded by field workers to the Cloud Storage will be replicated automatically on the Company Physical Server and vice versa.
Answer Question | August 10, 2012 10:31 AM
Bi-directional, Cloud storage, S3, synchronisation
Our company is exploring cloud computing and is looking for a strategy for backing up the server instances running in the cloud. We are considering a Netbackup domain, but not sure if it will function in a private cloud environment. Has anyone tried this? Has anyone used any of the products touted to backup TO [...]
Answer Question | February 22, 2012 11:46 PM
Cloud Backup, Cloud storage, NetBackup
I am wondering if there’s a good rule of thumb for file server data access charges. I’d like known as a percentage of the total bill what the data access charges should be for file server application.
Answer Question | March 31, 2012 9:36 PM
Cloud storage, Data access, File Server Storage Level, File servers
Off-site storage is nothing new, but cloud storage is often seen as a different beast. What questions do you suggest companies ask their cloud storage vendor? Leave your suggestions or questions you wished you’d asked in the comments section, and we’ll share 75 Knowledge Points with you!
Answer Question | March 31, 2012 7:20 PM
Cloud Computing, Cloud storage, Open IT Forum, Storage management, Storage performance
This week’s free IT book is Christopher Moyer’s Building Applications in the Cloud: Concepts, Patterns, and Projects. “Don’t just migrate the cloud: Use cloud architectural patterns that deliver superior performance, scalability, and availability” with this great resource. Answer one of five questions and post the link to your answer in the discussion area below. Entourage, [...]
Answer Question | March 31, 2012 1:29 PM
AS/400, Business Intelligence, Channel, CIO, Cloud storage, CRM, Database, DataCenter, Development, Exchange, Giveaways, IT Books, Linux, Lotus Domino, Microsoft Windows, Mobile, Networking, Oracle, SAP, Security, SQL Server, Storage, Virtualization, VoIP, Windows Server
Whether you’ve used Dropbox or your company outsources some of its data storage to the cloud, we want to hear your pros for cloud storage. Everyone knows the perceived downsides to cloud storage, but we’d love to hear practical and successful uses of this technology. Share your experiences and we’ll share 75 Knowledge Points!
Answer Question | March 31, 2012 6:02 PM
Cloud Computing, Cloud computing security, Cloud Services, Cloud storage, Open IT Forum, Storage, Storage management
What’s your weapon of choice for personal or enterprise storage? Do you have a Dropbox, Box.net, or Mozy account? Let us know about your experience with these services: How did it affect your usage when these services changed their pricing models? How important is customer service and encryption? Share your opinion and we’ll share [...]
Answer Question | June 10, 2011 12:48 PM
Amazon, Box.net, Cloud storage, Dropbox, Enterprise content management, Mozy, Open IT Forum, Storage
I bought a cloud hosting server but the control panel looks similar to ordinary Linux hosting. How can I figure out whether or not it’s a cloud server?
Answer Question | March 11, 2011 6:24 PM
Cloud Computing, Cloud Services, Cloud storage, Control panel, Linux, Linux hosting
With Mozy dropping its unlimited hosting plans and raising rates, we’re looking to move our 500 GB drive backups somewhere else. Do you have any suggestions?
Answer Question | March 4, 2011 6:19 PM
Backup, Cloud Backup, Cloud Computing, Cloud storage, Mozy, Storage managed service providers, Storage management
Is there an application that limits where users can store files? I’d like to ensure that users save only to our shared cloud storage rather than to the local drive or My Documents. Is there anything like this?
Answer Question | March 3, 2011 6:00 PM
Cloud Computing, Cloud storage, Storage, storage as a service, Storage Managment, Storage products and equipment
Is anyone using the cloud to backup the IBM i? Recently an IT auditor suggested that this is the wave of the future.
Answer Question | February 3, 2011 5:31 PM
Backup storage, Cloud Backup, Cloud Computing, Cloud Services, Cloud storage, IBM
We are looking to replace our shared storage drive (10 workstations) with an online storage service. We access and update files regularly and would like to be able to access remotely as well as in office. Any advice on where to start would be greatly appreciated.
Answer Question | February 17, 2011 5:20 PM
Cloud Services, Cloud storage, Online Storage, Storage in 2010
We’re interested in hosting a ton of videos in the cloud to cut down on transfer costs and the need to buy a bunch of storage boxes. What’s the transfer speed like across Amazon instances? About how long would it take for a proper CDN to pull a large video file? Have you run into [...]
Answer Question | June 16, 2010 4:44 PM
amazon s3, Cloud storage, Storage in 2010
I’m looking at some cloud storage solutions for our organization (roughly 600 employees) and I wanted to know what you guys thought. Are there any tools out there to help me decide on a cloud storage provider based on upfront and maintenance costs? Are there you’d recommend? Also, are there areas of my business that [...]
Answer Question | August 20, 2010 3:37 PM
Cloud storage, Storage management
Our featured IT blogger this week, Andrew Hay, recently discussed the notion that it really depends on the situation when deciding which is more secure: physical premises or the cloud. He mentions that many want to be able to walk down the aisles of their data center and physically see the locale, while others opt [...]
Answer Question | June 29, 2009 8:59 PM
Cloud Computing, Cloud storage, Data Center, Data Center Cost, Data Center Security