• Accessing cloud-based resources, whether they be IaaS/PaaS/SaaS-based, is very convenient. With a browser and Internet connection, you are up and running. No driving to your work office, no need to log into the corporate network....

  • If you have a reliable, high-speed Internet connection, you can back up your system and data online. While this isn’t a solution for many, if you live or work in an urban area your cable...

  • In my computer security classes, I tease my students that “Backups are good; restores are better.” The unfortunate fact of life is that computer hardware wears out and stops working. Software has bugs. Unfortunately, systems...

  • Although many may argue the point, technology implementation for big data (and technology implementation in general) is usually the easy part. There’s a script to install it, there are online resources for answering questions, and...

  • Permanent data storage normally uses HDD technology originally developed by IBM in the mid 1950s. Today, HDDs are typically aggregated into arrays in storage appliances using various methods to provide redundancy in case of the...

  • In my last post, I covered what Amazon Web Services (AWS) is. In this post, I’ll cover some of the more popular services that provide the majority of the utility and benefits.

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) comprises more than 30 services in dozens of data centers located in nine regions around the world. The task of fully comprehending exactly what AWS is and how it can help...

  • How are IT and storage managers coping with the organizational challenges posed by the explosion of data, increasing criticality of digitized information, and rapid introduction of new storage technologies for virtualization and cloud? Poorly designed...

  • The unprecedented growth of data, its increasing importance, and business’ dependence on digital information are leading to larger and more complex information storage environments that are becoming more challenging to manage. From the perspective of...

  • Application availability is critical for business. A company’s bottom line in many ways is directly associated with the availability of business-critical applications. There is a demand to protect every bit of information, and in the...