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Up in the Clouds

by Scott Shimomura ‎04-23-2014 06:00 AM - edited ‎04-23-2014 07:48 AM (6,140 Views)

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It appears that we have finally moved on from cloud-washing everything IT to the era of software-defined. For believers of Gartner’s hype cycle, clearly we have transitioned from the Trough of Disillusionment towards the Plateau of Productivity because of new storage solutions that actually solve real business problems and provide benefits for enterprises.


Today, public cloud storage solutions tend to get more of the popular press coverage with content that focuses on cloud services providers (CSPs) like Amazon, Google, and Azure who deliver file-based storage, backup, and archiving. In my last blog I wrote about Rackspace and their Gen 5 Fibre Channel hybrid cloud solutions targeting outsourced primary storage. As a follow-up, it is now both important and timely to revisit the topic of private cloud storage.


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