The Emerging Data Age: Experts Weigh Challenges, Possibilities

As the venerable tech writer Walt Mossberg said in his last-ever column The Disappearing Computer, “Tech was once always in your way. Soon, it will be almost invisible.” His point was simple – people are becoming more aware of the fact that our devices are valuable only because of the data they ...

(Metrics) Data Center Diversification

I’m back with some new data on the diversification of the data center and the distribution of clouds…here’s what we found… When reviewing Seagate clients, the total number of cloud data centers utilized by each client was counted. The data shows that while most clients ...

Enterprise Disaster Protection with Microsoft Azure: Have Your Cloud Cake, and Eat it Too

Many enterprises want to leverage the cost savings, geo-redundancy, and operational simplicity of Microsoft Azure for backup. But extremely large backup files, single-point-of-failure systems, and complexity have prevented widespread adoption for most enterprises. Now, with Seagate’s EVault ...

Dear cloud storage providers…you’re welcome

Wow, did this post by GigaOM get me going this morning. I need to sit back relax and accept that all of these cloud storage price wars are what they are – the ability for companies to use the capabilities and cost of disk based storage to create business models, launch marketing ...

Broadcasters in the Cloud “feel the need for speed”

Okay, sorry for the obnoxious Top Gun reference circa 1986, but it’s true when it comes to what’s being talked about at NAB this year relative to the cloud. NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) is one of the worlds largest conferences for audio/video production and ...