For Data, Lifespan is an Economic Issue

By Randy Kerns, Monday, August 13th 2018

Analyst Blogs

Data is critical to organizations and companies is a conclusion reached by most everyone.  In the different groups, there is wide variation in what is required to provide the necessary infrastructure to store, access, and manage information.  Decisions to implement...

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‘Right to Erasure’ Law Proves Major European Union GDPR Hurdle – StorageSoup Blog by Randy Kerns

By Randy Kerns, Friday, August 4th 2017

Analyst Blogs

The EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 goes into effect in May of 2018 and has the potential to be very disruptive to Information Storage and Management in addition to the many other aspects of business. Much has been written...

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A New Tool for Storage You Will Actually Use – by Randy Kerns

By Randy Kerns, Tuesday, February 14th 2017

Analyst Blogs

Relatively new in the storage world is a cloud-based application (Software as a Service or SaaS) that receives telemetry data from storage systems providing real-time dashboards along with reports and analytics. The analytics can predict potential failures, out of space...

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Storage Operational Analytics Tools Add Value – StorageSoup Blog by Randy Kerns

By Randy Kerns, Thursday, September 8th 2016

Analyst Blogs

New features and functionality are constantly being added to storage systems. As operations have come to depend on functions such as remote replication and snapshots embedded in the storage systems, the features have become competitive requirements for products. We’ve recently...

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Implementing Direct Backup Technology for Better Data Protection – TechTip by Randy Kerns

By Randy Kerns, Friday, August 12th 2016

Analyst Blogs

Direct and flat backups are part of a recent change in the data protection model. Explore the issues associated with the technologies and which products are implementing them. Data protection is one of the most basic functions in information technology...

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Make Copy Data Storage a Vital Part of your Storage Strategy – TechTip by Randy Kerns

By Randy Kerns, Friday, July 29th 2016

Analyst Blogs

Creating copies of data is a tried-and-true method of data protection, but the number of copies can quickly get out of hand. Copy data management is one way to combat the issue. Copy data management has entered the lexicon of...

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RDMA Over Fabrics: A Big Step for SSD Access – StorageSoup Blog by Randy Kerns

By Randy Kerns, Monday, July 25th 2016

Analyst Blogs

Shared storage access for servers has been the most basic requirement for storage networks. Performance demands for multiple systems accessing data continually increase due to improvements in compute and a desire to get more work done from infrastructure investments. These...

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Object Storage Has Dual Uses – StorageSoup Blog by Randy Kerns

By Randy Kerns, Sunday, February 21st 2016

Analyst Blogs

The latest object storage systems are often misunderstood by potential buyers. This may be because these systems, capable of storing extremely large numbers of object and files, serve more than one type of environment. The messaging for one environment can...

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Archive Redefined – StorageSoup Blog by Randy Kerns

By Randy Kerns, Friday, January 8th 2016

Analyst Blogs

When the word “archive” is used in conversations about storing data, it brings up preconceptions depending on the individuals and their roles in IT. The most common thought is that an archive is where backup data goes, and the term...

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Open Storage Platform – Why Now? – StorageSoup Blog by Randy Kerns

By Randy Kerns, Thursday, November 12th 2015

Analyst Blogs

While it’s nothing new for information technologists to look at alternatives for their infrastructure, there seems to be more interest in that today than ever before. There is so much interest that it becomes more important than ever to understand...

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