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Nasuni Cloud Mirroring – Protecting Against Service Provider Failures

Following on from my post discussing the shutdown of Nirvanix, last week I took some time to catch up with Nasuni and had a good conversation with Andres Rodriguez, Founder and CEO.  In particular, we talked about their new Cloud Mirroring feature, a replication offering that looks to mitigate the risk of using a single back-end storage service provider. Background ... Read More »

Is Nirvanix closing down?

If the rumours are true, then Nirvanix Inc, one of the oldest cloud storage companies is about to go out of business.  Customer have less than two weeks to move their data elsewhere before services are closed down on 30th September.  How does this affect the market perception of cloud services in general and how should customers deal with it? ... Read More »

Vendor Lock-in with Cloud Storage – Good or Bad?

There have been two interesting and contrasting announcements covering cloud storage in the last couple of weeks.  The first was NetApp, who have announced “NetApp Private Storage for AWS”.  which seems to a proprietary way of replicating data into the AWS cloud.  The second comes from Nirvanix and Violin Memory; Violin have deployed their all-SSD storage appliances into Nirvanix’ public ... Read More »

Cloud Archiving – Podcast and Article

My latest article and podcast are up on searchstorage.co.uk.  I discuss the use of cloud storage for archiving.  Links are below. Cloud archiving: A viable alternative to in-house archiving systems (Podcast) Cloud archive: The most mature of the cloud storage services (Article)   Read More »

Chromebook – The Balance of Risk and Cost

Yesterday’s post generated a few comments that focused on the cost and ease of use of the Chromebook.  Now it’s time to put a data management spin onto it. Today we keep our primary data either directly on our PC/laptop or on a file server.  File server can mean many things; a home NAS server, a corporate Enterprise server or ... Read More »

Microsoft Q&A Session: IP Expo 2010

Before IP Expo this year, I was invited to a Q&A session with Zane Adam, Microsoft General Manager for Azure.    I’ve not posted any video from the event (yet).  Fortunately Microsoft have saved me the effort and posted a few clips online.  Here’s one video with a few interesting questions. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzYOrG8YsxM[/youtube] Read More »