Cloud storage is nothing new, but we're now starting to see real integration between on-premises enterprise arrays and as-a-service cloud storage solutions. I've recently written two pieces on this subject for Gestalt IT and thought I would direct you, my beloved readers, over there to have a look! Storage in the Cloud First up is NetApp Heads Into Microsoft’s Azure … [Read more...] about Storage is Getting Cloudier!
Big changes are coming to Microsoft. The company that dominated computing in the 1990's and hung on through the 2000's is on the precipice today. Will they fly or fall? Big News: Steve Ballmer Is On the Way Out As I'm sure just about everyone has heard by now, Microsoft announced today that Steve Ballmer will retire "within 12 months." This is fantastic news for … [Read more...] about Microsoft’s Big Chance to Change
If your family was like mine, Thanksgiving was a two-tiered affair: The adults sat at the fancy dining room table while the kids had to sit in the kitchen, some even using a card table and folding chairs. You knew you were grown up when you moved up to the adult table. I guess this American coming-of-age ritual is pretty common with other rituals, too. There's no formal … [Read more...] about CommVault Gives Cloud Storage A Seat At The Adult Table
As I pointed out last week, cloud computing does not need traditional consensus-committee standards, at least not yet. The inherent flexibility and programmability of cloud platforms and applications lends a certain flavor of openness to cloud computing that reduces the requirement for (and thus impact of) standards. Furthermore, the amazing creativity currently being applied … [Read more...] about Zend Simple Cloud API = Freedom!