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While many would say it’s not a matter of “if” but “when,” this week has sparked some storage industry experts to ponder whether the high-margin data storage market is beginning to feel the impact of cloud adoption. To elaborate, let me direct your attention to two of this week’s announcements. First, results from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker for Q4 2011 indicate a slowdown in the growth of storage spending toward the end of last year. According to IDC, Q4 2011 saw a 3.5% increase in disk storage revenues as compared to Q4 2010. While this is far from a decline, it does represent a decrease in the 7.7% year-over-year growth seen for all of 2011. Of course, this end of year slowdown could be the result of a number of factors, not the least of which is the disk supply disruption caused by Thai flooding. Interestingly, Dave Raffo postulat... (more)

Five Questions to Ask Before Moving Your Data into the Cloud

No doubt, the world of cloud storage has evolved over the past several months in terms of broader interoperability, increased features and functionality as well as lower overall costs. Whereas the questions posed about cloud storage used to center on integration with (or in place of) existing storage infrastructure, these questions have been answered by countless successful deployments using cloud-integrated storage. In their place are far more sophisticated inquiries, indicating a broader familiarity with both the benefits and concerns of storing corporate data in the cloud. So... (more)

TwinStrata Talks to SYS-CON.TV at Cloud Expo New York

Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan recently interviewed our CEO, Nicos Vekiarides, at CloudExpo to discuss TwinStrata cloud storage solutions and the company’s progress since last year’s Cloud Expo show, where TwinStrata first launched in 2010. Watch the entire interview below: Bookmark to: Del.icio.us | digg | Twitter | MySpace | FaceBook | reddit | Stumble Upon | ... (more)

Is It Time to Look Beyond the Cloud?

For many businesses that haven’t yet formulated their cloud adoption plans, the notion of looking beyond the cloud may sound a bit peculiar. After all, isn’t cloud the final frontier that promises to transform traditional IT infrastructure into a control panel offering limitless resources on-demand? That is certainly the outcome that many businesses aspire to. The truth is, regardless of the outcome, much can be gleaned from examining how cloud infrastructure influences business IT efficiencies. Let’s take a look at public cloud storage and how it has inspired new ways of thinki... (more)

Cloud Storage Gateway Market Starting to Catch Fire

You may have seen Amazon’s announcement of the AWS Storage Gateway beta here, here, and here. Truth be told, the cloud storage gateway market is starting to catch fire. Amazon’s move validates the need for an iSCSI cloud storage gateway to easily deliver cloud storage into business environments and acknowledges that integration through APIs is not a process businesses will easily embrace. The deeper implication is that gateways facilitate the adoption of cloud storage as an alternative to on-premise or off-premise traditional storage, helping Amazon tap into a large multi-billio... (more)