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November 12, 2018  1:37 PM

Storj: Can uberization of cloud storage succeed?

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On the face of it, cloud storage should be an ideal candidate for an “excess capacity”, “sharing economy” business model. Otherwise termed “Uberization”, we’ve seen the rise of apps and services that seek to marry...

November 6, 2018  11:41 AM

IBM and Red Hat: Inspired or desperate? And a difficult journey ahead

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IBM’s proposed $34 billion purchase of Red Hat looks like a good idea for both sides. But is the proposed coming together borne of inspiration, or desperation? In other words, were the two companies a bit like the last...


September 24, 2018  3:05 PM

Tape’s got a future but are use cases narrowing in the age of analytics?

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The headline grabbers in storage are usually the quick – flash, NVMe etc – or the harbingers of the next generation, such as the cloud. But in some ways these are the extremes, the outliers. In between, the vast bulk of the world’s business data resides on spinning disk hard drives and tape...


April 25, 2018  12:04 PM

Scality gets $60m but keeps quiet about what it’ll spend it on

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French object storage specialist Scality recently raised $60m of funding, but what will that money go towards? The...


April 18, 2018  12:54 PM

Microsoft revives MAID with Pelican, but tape can still sleep easy

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A decade ago storage journalists were quite keen on a new technology around at the time. That was MAID – Massive Array of Idle Disks – which were basically disk-based backup target devices with lots of...


April 11, 2018  2:19 PM

Is HTTP doomed? Could blockchain help replace the Internet as we know it?

Antony Adshead Profile: Antony Adshead

Tim Berners-Lee is rightly famous as the originator of HTTP, a fundamental of the World Wide Web as we know it. But according to some, HTTP is old hat. It has helped create a web full of dead links, that is increasingly centralised, open to control by governments etc and prone to...


March 28, 2018  9:54 AM

FileShadow shows hybrid cloud push evident at SME and prosumer level

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There’s a drive towards hybrid cloud evident at the moment. From


March 15, 2018  12:46 PM

File locking and workload limitations in Cloudian hybrid cloud storage

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Hybrid cloud has had a boost recently with the emergence of file/object environments that allow customers to operate a single namespace between on-premise and public cloud...


February 5, 2018  12:58 PM

Cloud on the rise as hybrid cloud storage shows real maturity

Antony Adshead Profile: Antony Adshead

This year’s storage news so far has provided a firm impression of the increasing prominence of the cloud, and in particular of attempts to harness the public cloud and private datacentre in hybrid operations. Now, recent IDC...


January 22, 2018  9:41 AM

Microsoft purchase of Avere marks a hybrid cloud-y start to 2018

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Microsoft’s acquisition of Avere for an undisclosed sum, announced at the beginning of the year, marks the swallowing of an always-interesting storage player and a...


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