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Why TCO is not OCT (Only Cost per Terabyte)

When it comes to IT today, almost every decision made takes into account the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership).  TCO analysis has never been more needed than in the era of cloud. Evolve IP – The Cloud Services Company put together a nice infographic that helps IT take into account all of the…

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Go-Faster

How to make enterprise hard drives faster

. “Do the data center solutions of the present and future need faster hard drives, or is bigger and cheaper the rule of the day given the sheer amount of unstructured data being stored? Let’s face it, such unstructured data was created somewhere at sometime, and the creation of data is…

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One reason why we have a Cloud Builder Alliance

. A round of applause please for Mark Thiele at SwitchScribe and at Data Center Pulse who unknowingly summed up the reason why Seagate launched our Cloud Builder Alliance program in his post “Why monopolies and commoditization would pollute the cloud.” “While there’s…

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How customer insights shape the face of cloud storage

. If someone told you that their storage solution delivered predictable performance, was open architecture, and simple to procure and use, would you believe them? Well, that is what Rackspace is offering with their new Cloud Block Storage. J.R. Arredondo wrote a great post on The Rackspace Blog…

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When files start collecting dust…freeze ‘em

  . What do you do with 300 million photos a day when their “shelf-life” in terms of viewer interest is no longer than a few weeks?  You freeze them in what is increasingly being referred to as “cold storage” in the cloud space. That is what Facebook is exploring…

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Introducing 3 new Enterprise product lines that save you Time & Money

A perfect fit for cloud bulk data storage, the Seagate Enterprise Value HDD provides up to 3TB in an affordable, low-power configuration. Designed for vast amounts of unstructured data typically hosted in replicated data environments, it’s the first Enterprise HDD on the market to provide just what’s needed to make the lives of storage managers [...]

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Why enterprise IT adopts cloud computing? It’s very emotional.

The cloud is just a fad. Okay, maybe the term “cloud” is a bit overused and abused, but it by no means is a fad. It’s the next evolution of compute, storage, and networking, and according to this infographic from The Everest Group and Cloud Connect, the argument that the cloud…

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Top 5 Hottest Topics at 2012 Flash Memory Summit

  Last week, I attended the 7th annual Flash Memory Summit held in Santa Clara, CA.  In addition to a 30% increase in the number of exhibitors and attendees, there were several hot topics discussed throughout the event in speaking sessions, hallways, and on the exhibit floor.  I have selected five of the hottest areas [...]

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Is Sub-Zero cold storage another Facebook first?

If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. According to Wired’s coverage of Facebook over the years, they have definitely elevated themselves from a technology perspective as a leader in data center design and economics.  First, they shared their Open Compute, then came talk about an…

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Cloud hype to last for another 2 to 10 years

. Gartner Research released their updated Hype Cycle for Cloud Computing, 2012 and is has some interesting prognostications. Gartner’s Hype Cycle attempts to measure and predict the amount of time before a particular technology, innovation, or application will reach a “plateau of…

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