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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 the global economy, led by giants such as Amazon, Microsoft and Google, and it is hard to fathom how a single region or country can dictate the rules of how cloud services are deployed. Moreover, the risks of doing so are significant, potentially robbing regional users of productivity enjoye... (more)

Here’s What NOT Using Cloud Storage Is Costing You

It’s no secret that doing nothing is often considered a safe bet. The psychology behind inaction is well understood, particularly in the case of IT — the path of least disruption is usually maintaining the status quo rather than trying something new, But once in a while, a decision of inaction can prove very costly. For instance, would you ignore leaky plumbing in your home? Barring any flooding or damage, there may not be much urgency to act — perhaps until the water bill arrives, at which point you experience a change of heart. But what if the leak preexisted before you moved ... (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)

If Data Storage Vendors Made Cars…

Take a moment to consider the things we put up with on a daily basis because they have been understood and accepted as the status quo. Perhaps the old adage, “better the devil you know than the devil you don’t,” rings no truer than for traditional on-premise data storage systems. Sure, there have been numerous improvements in data storage over the years. Sure, the slower, capacity-limited storage systems of yesterday continue to be replaced by bigger, faster storage systems all the time — but has there really been much improvement to address the most common idiosyncrasies that ha... (more)

Weighing the Options for Onboarding Data into the Cloud

One of the questions we hear most frequently is “how do I get my data into the cloud?” For many organizations, the benefits of expanding on-premise data storage to include hybrid cloud storage have begun to resonate, but they struggle to get started as they determine how to get move data into the cloud. The decision on how to onboard initial data to the cloud, or what we call the initial ingest, is one that cannot be overlooked. While there is more than one way to perform the initial ingest, it shouldn’t be a surprise that the best solution can vary on an individual case basis.... (more)