Dropbox is currently one of the industry leaders in cloud storage, alongside products like RapidShare, Google Drive and MediaFire. But when Dropbox became the target of a fairly major spam attack, even those that promote cloud computing had to admit that cloud storage poses a real security issue for IT professionals.Read more
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Most industries acknowledge that increasing IT Storage needs is a fact of life even in the face of economic downturn.
Newer and more efficient ways of optimizing existing storage facilities are being explored as budgets are tight and capital outlay has been squeezed, writes Samantha Sai for storage.biz-news.
Telecom service providers are competing in saturated markets and many are experiencing flat or declining margins in the economic downturn.
That’s the opinion of Jim Messer, CEO of Transverse, who said legacy back office software is often what keeps them from being agile in the marketplace.
Seagate is working on solving the issue of power consumption in the datacenter, according to the company’s CEO Steve Luczo.
While not going into detail, he told InfoWorld that the disk drive maker has a competitive advantage in that field.
Despite the global economic downturn it appears the US storage sector will continue to remain as busy as ever.
The need to store increasing volumes of digital files – and to provide continuous access to them – seems to be keeping the industry buzzing with activity, writes Vanitha Vaidialingam for storage-biz.news.
Cloud computing – including cloud storage – will transform the industry and become the predominant way in which IT is consumed.
That’s the prediction of Sajai Krishnan, CEO of Silicon Valley start-up ParaScale.
He said there has been a rapid heightening of interest recently in all things cloud – applications, computing and storage.
Lenovo has launched a desktop computing solution that can dramatically help businesses reduce IT costs and security risks by turning off hard drives and storing all data in a non-server remote location.
Called Secure Managed Client (SMC), the company claims it is the first solution to do all this while still offering users the flexibility and performance of a traditional desktop PC.
Data center software provider, Cassatt Corporation, has announced new service and technology offerings to help companies safely realize "internal cloud computing".
Bill Coleman, chairman and CEO of Cassatt Corp, said this was an IT approach that delivers the benefits of cloud computing using the resources that organizations already have inside their data centers.
Unified storage has yet to make an impact on IT decision makers, with few even able to define what it stands for and even less aware of the business benefits of implementation, according to a survey.
The study was conducted by Gartner and ONStor among 1600 global IT and business decision makers.
By 2011, the digital data universe will be ten times the size it was in 2006, according to research from IDC.
This digital-data explosion will require IT organizations to adopt new tools and standards to ensure an efficient information infrastructure.