Capacity vs Performance – How Do You Choose?

What is harder to achieve in storage – always having enough capacity for your growing data, or getting consistent performance for your applications’ needs? Some would say capacity is easy to solve these days – spinning disk is cheaper than ever, cloud storage is at your fingertips – but there’s ever-growing cost with ever-growing data,…

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Stop Paying the Complexity Tax of Multi-Cloud Storage

While the concepts behind cloud computing and cloud storage are not terribly new from a technology perspective, their adoption in corporate IT is a much more recent phenomenon. The industry has done a good job of positioning “the cloud” as something that you either embrace or risk missing out on. This emerging market has also…

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Make Storage Simple – Solve Your Silos and Connect to the Cloud

When your data keeps growing, with no end in sight, how do you consistently manage it across different media, systems, and sites (or clouds)? We talked with Peter Washburn and Trevor Pott from Technicare Imaging about how they solved this problem with ioFABRIC. Before ioFABRIC Technicare Imaging handles hundreds of gigabytes of images on a…Read More

Why Modern IT Needs an Evergreen Data Fabric

ioFABRIC sees the same inevitable transition in storage that the experts like George Crump of Storage Switzerland do. A switch from siloed, purpose-built, and often inflexible traditional storage systems to an easily manageable, agile, virtualized platform - the same transition compute made with hypervisors nearly a decade back. Some companies started on this vision early,…Read More

The Lie of Five Nines: Data Must Be Always Available

Several years ago, someone decided to quantify their high reliability and high availability data services—and the idea of “Five Nines” was born. The Five Nines Rule While this was a way of setting a high bar of availability—99.999 percent rounds up to 100, right?—when people started calculating it out, they realized that it still meant…

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Can Service Providers Survive in a Cloud World?

Today’s service providers are facing a challenge: either adapt to grow with the market (and the demands of customers), or become irrelevant. And while that might sound harsh, the reality is that cloud providers are showing customers a different way of looking at their infrastructure – one based on ROI. It’s about simplicity and a…

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What Is the Future for Hybrid Cloud?

Cloud adoption is growing, and fast. According to a recent report from McAfee, 93 percent of organizations are currently using cloud services, and within the next 15 months we can expect to see cloud spending account for up to 80 percent of IT budgets. Public cloud challenges Despite the fast adoption, there are significant hesitations…

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ioFABRIC 3.0 Is Here! Storage Virtualization Has Come of Age

After talking to industry analysts, and hearing the general buzz at FMS, it’s obvious ioFABRIC has the right approach to storage. We virtualize storage, similar to how VMware virtualizes servers, so you don’t have to worry about your storage infrastructure. Virtualizing storage lets you focus on your true concerns: the data. It’s about data—securing it,…Read More

Using Artificial Intelligence to Optimize Flash

Thanks FMS #flashmem for another great show that brought together the best in flash innovations. As a software company, ioFABRIC is sometimes out of place at these hardware shows, but this year we found a distinct uptake in agreement that software is storage too! I spoke on a panel with the topic Applying Swarm Intelligence…

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