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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)

Breaking the Storage Array Lifecycle

Anyone who purchases storage arrays is familiar with the many advantages of modular storage systems and storage area networks. However, they may also be familiar with one of the less desirable attributes of storage arrays: the typical three- to five-year lifecycle that forces decommissions and mandates upgrades on a regular basis. With many organizations expanding their need for storage by 20-60% on an annual basis [1], outgrowing capacity of existing storage arrays is a regular occurrence, effectively rendering upgrade cycles to be a fact of life. Although decommissioning and u... (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)

Why Local Data Storage Laws Won’t Work

Perhaps you may have read that Brazil recently abandoned their controversial proposal that would have forced global internet companies to store data on Brazilian users inside the country. While many of us can surmise a number of reasons the viability of such a measure might have been unlikely, the list is quite long and includes: the challenge of enforcement the difficult logistics facing global organizations serving Brazilian users the potential loss from the region of high-value services that do not comply It’s no secret that cloud services are becoming an ever growing part of ... (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)