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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 »

The Psychology of Pricing

It’s been another interesting week in IT.  Following on from recent rumours, Nirvanix have finally publicly announced they are closing down, replacing their website with a single holding page directing customers to IBM.  Yesterday, Violin Memory released their shares to the public and floated on the New York Stock Exchange.  Unfortunately there wasn’t a lot of appetite to buy and ... 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 »

Review: AWS Storage Gateway

Cloud Storage Gateways provide the ability to write data directly into a cloud service/storage provider, either via a physical or virtual onsite appliance.  There are many vendors in the marketplace today and some are making serious money, (as reported by Chris Mellor today in The Register).  Amazon Web Services, seen as a leader in Infrastructure as a Service cloud solutions has ... Read More »

Atmos Online Goes Offline

Chris Mellor at The Register picked up on the announcement from EMC on June 29th that the Atmos Online service is being withdrawn from production service and will return to a development platform.  In the future, Atmos Online will only be available from partners, however the other flavours of Atmos (virtual appliance and hardware) will still be available. There are ... Read More »

GestaltIT Tech Field Day – Day 2: Ocarina, Nirvanix and Data Robotics

Day 2 of the Tech Field Day kicked off with a trip to Ocarina Networks. For those who don’t know (a) Ocarina offer a “data reduction” appliance (b) an ocarina is a small oval, china flute. I say data reduction as the Ocarina appliance uses a variety of methods for reducing data size, including compression and de-duplication. The main presenters for ... Read More »