How Your File Management Can Avoid Data Lock-Out

If your data management vendor closes, will you be locked out of your data? Recently, a major cloud solution for secondary storage, backup, archival, and disaster recovery shut down, likely creating anxiety and uncertainty for its clients. This anxiety is probably...

Do You Control Your Data?

Managing data across heterogeneous storage resources is complex, risky, and expensive. When using these resources, you have no direct access to files, because your user access is a physical gateway or software appliance. It is disruptive to transfer your information...

StorageX is fast (baseline copy)

In a previous article, I stated that StorageX is multi-threaded. I also spent quite a bit of time discussing why I consider this fact to be (mostly) irrelevant to the administrator who is using StorageX to perform his file system migrations. What the user of StorageX...

The Future of NAS is Object

If you’ve been around the computer industry long enough, you’ve witnessed major shifts in technology. One such shift took place in 1992, when NetApp, Inc. was founded.  NetApp pioneered a new enterprise storage technology called Network Attached Storage...