EMC’s Data Protection portfolio now “spans” even more workloads

There are several “disruptive” trends in IT.  And when vendors talk about disruptive, its usually in regard to some new feature/service that does things differently. But from my perspective, one of the most disruptive trends in Data Protection is that traditional workloads are leaving the data center.  According to ESG’s IT Spending Intentions 2014 report, … Read more

A Look at the Amazon AWS Storage Gateway

Yesterday, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the availability of its AWS Storage Gateway, which acts as an iSCSI target, delivered as a virtual appliance.  On-premise servers can connect to the iSCSI device and store their data locally, with snapshots being stored in the Amazon S3 cloud-storage environment. This announcement coincides with the publishing of ESG’s … Read more

Mozy announces Stash beta

Mozy has announced the public beta of its new Stash offering.  The public beta is available to existing Mozy Backup customers, as an add-on capability that takes advantage of customers’ existing accounts, subscribed storage capacity, etc. In other words, it’s a great example of the convergence between backup-as-a-service (BaaS) and Online-File-Storage (OLFS). ESG recently published … Read more