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Do you know who your storage hogs are? Every organization has them, whether it’s folks who save everything or applications that just need more capacity every year. And let’s face it: The need for increased storage capacity isn’t just a result of your company pack rats – it’s often a necessity due to growing data sets, data retention policies and regulatory compliance requirements. On average, organizations expand their need for storage by 20-60% on an annual basis, outgrowing capacity of existing storage regularly. Can cloud storage help contain the costs of this spiraling growth? With cloud storage gateways like TwinStrata CloudArray, many organizations successfully manage growing capacity without the additional storage upgrades, floor space and maintenance headaches associated with traditional on-premise infrastructure. Starting with backups, archives or secondar... (more)

TMCnet Interview with TwinStrata CEO at Cloud Expo

Rich Tehrani from TMCnet recently interviewed our CEO, Nicos Vekiarides, at Cloud Expo to discuss TwinStrata solutions and industry trends in cloud storage. Watch the entire interview below: Interested in learning how CloudArray can benefit your business? Click here to find out more. Bookmark to: Del.icio.us | digg | Twitter | MySpace | FaceBook | reddit | Stumble Upon | ... (more)

Cloud Storage for Multi-Site Consolidation, Part III

Part I of this series covered the benefits of Multi-site Storage Consolidation using the cloud, while Part II focused specifically on disaster recovery benefits. This installment explores the ability to access your data virtually anywhere, one of the unique benefits enabled by cloud storage. Let’s say you run a database on server and storage hardware at your main datacenter and you want to run analytics on that data to better understand your business trends. Let’s also say the results of those analytics were only needed once or twice a month and you felt purchasing additional de... (more)

Combining Storage Virtualization with Unprecedented Cloud Storage Flexibility

The business case for storage virtualization software isn’t new. System administrators have always sought best of breed data storage from a choice of storage vendors and a centralized management framework. With a variety of data storage devices available today, ranging from high-performance SSD and Flash cards to low-cost SATA arrays, a seamless way to automatically tier data across the diversity of storage devices and purpose-built arrays can maximize utilization and cost-efficiency. Hardware interchangeability and auto-tiering empower consumers with greater cost controls and bu... (more)

Will 2012 Be the Year of the Private Cloud?

As business adoption of cloud computing and cloud storage takes hold, new benefits of cloud IT versus traditional IT continue to emerge on a regular basis. One recent example is the Carbon Disclosure Project Study 2011: Cloud Computing – The IT Solution for the 21st Century produced by analyst firm Verdantix.  In the report, not only are the cost advantages of cloud computing discussed but also the resulting reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Specifically, the study looks at a food and beverage company that is moving an HR application from local IT to the cloud. The model pre... (more)