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2 myths I believed about Disaster Recovery as a Service

I didn't think Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) was a good fit for SMBs until I embarked on a journey to educate myself on the service and spoke with approximately 20 cloud service providers about their DRaaS offering. I learned...

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Easy data storage services are like fast food

Cloud storage is the fast-food way of storing data, and it will give you the IT equivalent of gastronomical distress. You’ll wish you took time to set up your own server.

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7 reasons mid-size tech companies should reconsider going all-in on public cloud

From security to staffing, a hybrid model provides more flexibility for companies in growth mode.

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Google develops high-capacity cloud data transfer device

With a Google Transfer Appliance you can transfer up to 480TB of data relatively quickly to Google Cloud.

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What is Microsoft Azure Stack? | Tech Talk Pilot Episode, Pt 1

Learn the ins and outs of Microsoft's upcoming private cloud offering, Azure Stack, as editors discuss its expected benefits and drawbacks.

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Mingis on Tech: The lowdown on Cisco Live

Network World's Brandon Butler checks in from Las Vegas, where this week's Cisco Live is under way. The big story: Cisco's efforts to move from hardware to software, security and "intent-based networking."

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Microsoft rolls out its first Azure container tool from Deis

Just one month ago, Microsoft acquired Deis, an open source software developer focused on making Kubernetes easier to use. One month later, the acquisition pays off in the form of the first product from the group, called Draft.

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Is protected health information safe in the cloud?

More healthcare providers are storing protected health information (PHI) in the cloud, and certain actions must be taken to secure it.

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6 steps for a future-ready cloud storage strategy

Growing storage demands are prompting many enterprises to move to the cloud, but ensuring that cloud storage is properly architected regarding security, performance and scalability is critically important.

BackupAssist takes a step back in time with a SME backup tool

BackupAssist's new version targets SMEs, allowing customers to use their preferred public cloud vendor to store their data. But is it really needed?

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Red Hat nicely positioned for the turn to cloud

Red Hat CEO James Whitehurst kicked off the company’s Summit meeting in Boston this week, which attracted more than 6,000 people, up 20% from last year. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix caught up with Whitehurst at the show for...

Wasabi serves up some spicy AWS-killer claims

Wasabi says it is disrupting the cloud storage market, claiming its cloud storage is six times faster than Amazon S3 and cheaper than AWS Glacier.

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Cloud computing has another killer quarter

Big cloud earnings—and profits—from Amazon, Google, and Microsoft extend cloud momentum and make billions for Jeff Bezos.

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Unite and conquer your storage silos

If you’re looking for a way to transform storage in your enterprise, start by harnessing the power sitting latent in your data center.

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5 reasons developers love containers

Developers are a driving force behind the adoption of container technology in general and Docker in particular. Here's why.

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Portworx shows how its done—raises an impressive B funding round

The container data space is a valid one. Portworx’s Series B funding round of $20 million shows this.

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18 free cloud storage options

A review of 18 companies that offer free cloud storage

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Huawei sees switch to flash as right time to rethink whole storage infrastructure

Huawei Technologies is going all flash with its latest enterprise storage system, the OceanStor Dorado V3. It's part of the new storage-as-a-service (STaaS) offering the company unveiled at Cebit.

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