Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Review: A NAS to survive the apocalypse

IDC: Public Cloud to be $127B industry by 2018 | Seagate Gives Ethernet-Connected Drives Their Own IP Address

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Review: A NAS to survive the apocalypse
The IoSafe 214 wraps a speedy, feature-rich Synology storage server in a fireproof, waterproof, and shock-resistant shell Read More

WHITE PAPER: Alert Logic

State of Cloud Security Report
In a relatively short time, cloud computing, specifically Infrastructure-as a-Service, has shifted from a new but unproven approach to an accepted, even inevitable, model. Driven by flexibility and efficiency, the question facing most organizations is which applications and workloads to move to the cloud and when. Learn More


Network-Enabled Cloud: Key Considerations
A network-enabled cloud combines the control, protection, and performance advantages of a private cloud with the economies and elasticity of a public cloud, and seamlessly integrates corporate VPNs with cloud-based resources. Learn more about key Considerations and Partner Selection Criteria in this IDC whitepaper. Learn More

IDC: Public Cloud to be $127B industry by 2018
Research firm IDC’s latest estimate pegs the public IT cloud market at $56.6 billion this year, and it’s expected to grow to a $127 billion within four years.The public cloud computing market is still in the early stages of adoption, with rapid growth forecasted for the upcoming years. IDC predicts the cloud market to grow at a compound annual rate of 22.8% each year, which is six times faster than the growth in the overall IT market. By 2018, IDC expects that cloud spending will account for half of software, server and storage spending growth.+MORE AT CLOUD CHRONICLES: How much bigger is Amazon’s cloud vs. Microsoft and Google? The answer is surprisingly large... +To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Seagate Gives Ethernet-Connected Drives Their Own IP Address
Seagate today is unveiling a new hard drive that can be used as an object-based storage device for cloud or scale-out unstructured data stores. Read More


Increase Your Data Center IQ
Discover how to improve network efficiency, lower IT costs and more proactively manage your physical, virtual and cloud environments. Join BMC Software and partners, Entuity and Sentry Software, to learn how to build data center success with a comprehensive performance monitoring solution. Learn More

EMC and NetApp make their moves in the cloud
Titans of the storage industry EMC and NetApp could be seen as two companies that have some of the most to lose with the advent of cloud computing technology popularizing in the market: As companies outsource more workloads to the public cloud, they may have less need for storage sold by these vendors. But EMC and NetApp each made significant advancements to their cloud offerings today, looking to stake their claim in the growing IaaS market.Each are carving out a strategy that leverages their current strengths and plays into weaknesses they’ve identified in the market. Instead of the cloud being a major headwind for their businesses, they’re looking to capture some of it’s momentum.  To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

EMC snaps up three startups to help build hybrid clouds
EMC continued its push into hybrid clouds on Tuesday, buying three startups and introducing a package of hardware, software and services for getting a cloud up and running.Cloud computing is part of EMC’s vision for a so-called “3rd Platform” of IT, along with big data, social networking and mobile capabilities. The company has its roots in storage but now calls itself a federation of businesses that can deliver that platform to enterprises through VMware’s virtualization software, RSA’s security products and Pivotal’s big-data and PaaS (platform as a service) technologies.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Optimize Data Center Resources and Plan for the Future
Eliminate over-provisioning and capacity shortfalls with pro-active capacity optimization. Join us in the evolution from capacity monitoring to capacity optimization in your data center. In this webinar, discover how to significantly extend the value of your performance monitoring system. Learn More

Microsoft fires new shot in storage wars, gives Office 365 users unlimited OneDrive
Microsoft today abolished space restrictions on its cloud-based OneDrive storage service for subscribers to Office 365, saying per-user allotments are now unlimited."Moving forward, all Office 365 customers will get unlimited OneDrive storage at no additional cost," said Chris Jones, the Microsoft executive who heads the OneDrive and SharePoint teams, in a post on the firm's blog.Unlimited OneDrive will be available to any subscriber to Microsoft's "rent-not-buy" Office 365, including consumers (who can subscribe for as little as $6.99 per month), students and employees of businesses that have deployed Office 365.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

The Onion's 9 best bits about Microsoft
The Onion, self-branded "America's Finest News Source," has been making fun of Microsoft - and, in particular, Bill Gates - since at least 1996, according to its online archive. Here are nine of what we've judged to be the best efforts. Read More


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These 20 essential apps work on all three platforms, helping you stay productive no matter what device you or your co-workers use.


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