Microsoft Announces General Availability for the Microsoft Azure StorSimple Virtual Array

March 2, 2016 By Meghan Liese, Senior Product Marketing Manager, StorSimple   Today’s enterprises are embracing digital transformation and are strategically defining revenue generating experiences as a key strategy to their growth. A byproduct of this rapid transformation is massive amounts of business data that is experiencing a double digit increase every year. This has…

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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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StorSimple: Acceptance, Innovation and Update 1 Release

May 27, 2015 By Guru Pangal, General Manager, Hybrid Cloud Storage & Data Protection Today I am excited to announce our first major software release for the StorSimple 8000 series since its launch last summer – StorSimple 8000 series Update 1. In this new release we have included StorSimple deployments in Azure Government clouds and…

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Devices and services enterprise architectures are happening

As you are probably aware, Microsoft is becoming a “devices & services” company. Don’t assume that devices refer just to phones, tablets and consumer services, because they can also be data center infrastructure products. The same way that client/server architectures reshaped enterprise computing in the 90s, device and service designs will change the future of enterprise IT. The broad…

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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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Hybrid Cloud Storage – Look Closely before Picking a Solution

By Mark Weiner, Director of Product Marketing, Microsoft Cloud storage is one of the hottest segments of cloud computing. Enterprise customers are increasingly looking at cloud storage as a way to leverage the benefits of cloud economics and agility without giving up performance and improving data protection  capabilities. The Microsoft-StorSimple answer is to take a hybrid…

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How Hybrid Cloud Storage offloads storage management to the cloud

  As the saying goes, “when you’re up to your neck in alligators, it’s easy to forget that the initial objective was to drain the swamp.”  IT professionals are plenty familiar with compelling interruptions that need to be dealt with quickly, but keep them from getting high-priority work done.  That’s one of the reasons IT leaders…

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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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