• Open IT Forum: What should I ask my cloud storage vendor?

    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!

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Cloud storage data access charges as a percent of the total cost.

     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.

    Gstorageguy5 pointsBadges:
  • Backing up IN the cloud (not to).

    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...

    Losmoros5 pointsBadges:
  • How to test if I have a cloud server

    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?

    NewnanIT1,110 pointsBadges:
  • Suggested services to move to from Mozy

    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?

    TeachMeIT975 pointsBadges:
  • Software to ensure users store files in a central location only

    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?

    TeachMeIT975 pointsBadges:
  • Need advice/recommendations for online storage (cloud server?)

    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.

    ITKE346,060 pointsBadges:
  • Is anyone backing up to the cloud?

    Is anyone using the cloud to backup the IBM i? Recently an IT auditor suggested that this is the wave of the future.

    WoodEngineer6,650 pointsBadges:
  • What are the pitfalls and hidden costs behind video storage on Amazon’s S3 Cloud storage system?

    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 any hidden or...

    ITKE346,060 pointsBadges:
  • Data security in the cloud

    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,...

    JennyMack4,280 pointsBadges:
  • IBM Tivoli Storage Manager or Veritas NetBackup?

    Which is the best Data Protection solution available today in market?

    Lalitneomatrix5 pointsBadges:

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