Doing Hybrid Cloud Right with SDS

We just hosted a very successful webinar on hybrid cloud storage, followed by a discussion with the participants, and it sparked some good thinking on the topic. Because the webinar wasn’t a sales pitch for Vicinity software, I’ll take a little more liberty here. But first, an outline of the current concerns with public cloud storage…

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Is Your Zombie SAN Killing Productivity?

Running out of storage capacity? Users are complaining about performance? Storage vendors telling you it’s time to replace it all? But you don’t have the time or the money? Are you living a storage horror story? Stop! ioFABRIC is the antidote for your Zombie SAN. Add performance, capacity, features to dying storage hardware. Inexpensive. Easy. Risk-free. Our SAN Extender automatically…

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Before and After ioFABRIC Vicinity

As an individual and as a small business owner, I generally try to buy the cheapest storage that will do the job at any given time.  I simply don’t have the luxury to massively overbuy, run out my purchase over 3 or 5 years, and then do it all over again.  The enterprise approach to…

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InfoStor’s 15 Leading Storage Startups

We interrupt this program to call your attention to an excellent list by Paul Rubens for InfoStor of the “15 Leading Data Storage Startups.” “The data storage market has become a hotbed of innovation and entrepreneurship. Here are 15 data storage startups that are generating excitement…that may provide a better way to meet your storage…

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Smart Questions About Cloud Storage

As my colleague Andrew noted, the buzz at Dell EMC World was all about cloud and hybrid cloud solutions, which of course it was last year too, and may likely be next year. IDC recently reported that spending on cloud infrastructure, including public and private cloud, was $29 billion-with-a-B last year and will be more…

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Stressed by Storage Mess?

Have you inherited a messy data center? Does the server room look like a lego set? Is device documentation missing or was it never even there to begin with? How many unusable devices are in your hardware graveyard? You don’t need to overhaul it all. You just need ioFABRIC. Join our webinar on November 15 and…

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Cloud Storage: So. Many. Questions.

At the recent Dell World – Dell EMC World, rather – nearly every exhibitor was touting cloud storage. There was one gateway vendor in particular whose signage advertised “get on the cloud in 30 minutes.” When I stopped to chat about their system, and how they could claim 30 minutes (or your pizza is free?),…

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Say What? All The Software-Defined Storage Jargon, Defined

Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or you’re new to the world of storage, you’ve no doubt encountered terminology, acronyms, and jargon that made your head spin. Here’s an A-Z list of the most common jargon you’ll encounter in the software-defined storage space (and yes, we’ll define that, too!), so you can do more than just…

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