Data Mobility: Defying The Law of Data Gravity With StorSimple

October 22, 2015 By Tom Trainer, StorSimple Product Marketing Lately, I have been thinking a lot about Microsoft Azure StorSimple 8000 series and a whole lot about hybrid cloud storage and the revolutionary innovation that StorSimple has delivered to the storage market.  I’ve also been thinking about data and how data is very much like…

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Hybrid cloud storage with an object storage back end

I attended the Object Storage Summit last week in San Francisco. It was an excellent event with lots of good discussions about object storage – what it is, how people are using it, how is it being sold, is it a feature or a market? In short all the necessary navel-gazing that goes on when a technology…

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The rise of cloud-integrated storage and EMC's ViPR

David Isenberg wrote his famous and controversial paper, The Rise of the Stupid Network in 1997.  Its a short and historically interesting read. If you have never read it, follow the link there now. It will take you less than 10 minutes. If you want the Cliff notes version, the gist of his paper is copied below: JUST…

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28% more is a small amount to pay for Geo Replication

On December 5th  Microsoft announced a pricing reduction for Windows Azure Storage. One of the more noticeable aspects of the announcement was the breakdown of storage costs between Geo Replicated Storage and Locally Redundant Storage. To summarize, Geo Replicated Storage costs approximately 28% more for the additional service of replicating your data to a remote…

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Cloud-integrated Storage: a Breakthrough Enterprise-level Storage Plug-in

The term “hybrid cloud” has been defined many different ways. At Microsoft hybrid cloud refers to data center functionality that spans on-premises and cloud service boundaries. At least that’s how I’m understanding it now after having been part of the company for a few weeks. To clarify my perspective, my appreciation of cloud is slotted narrowly…

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