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  • Cloud storage tools manage data stored in the ether

    As much as we might want to assume an "out of sight, out of mind" attitude about the data we ship to cloud storage services, the truth is that it needs nearly as much attention as data stored onsite. Some services offer basic tools to manage cloud... 

  • Object storage systems come of age

    Object storage is sizzling hot, with technologists calling it the necessary building block for efficient cloud storage and big data projects. As awareness grows about the importance of object-based storage, so does the list of questions from some sto... 

  • Architecture essentials and options when implementing a private cloud

    Building a private cloud means trying to replicate the elasticity, scalability and on-demand accessibility that large public cloud providers can offer, but doing it on your own. In strategizing for private cloud implementations, data storage pros mus... 

  • Cloud storage at your service

    As cloud computing matures, the field of cloud storage providers and technologies is widening. Enterprises can pick and choose how they want to use the cloud for storage, whether it’s for data protection, such as backup and disaster recovery, or for ... 

  • Moving data to the cloud: Advice, how-to tips and use cases

    In this handbook on finding the right data for cloud storage, industry experts Marc Staimer and Arun Taneja share their best practices and experiences with cloud installations and moving data to the cloud. They’ll outline how to evaluate your organiz... 

  • How to get the most out of solid-state technology

    Our research shows solid-state technology usage is skyrocketing, with more than a third of data storage shops using flash now. Dennis Martin, a leading expert on solid-state storage, describes how companies can use the still costly storage to their b... 

  • Common Assurance Maturity Model (CAMM)

    The Common Assurance Maturity Model (CAMM) is a global project to list the information assurance maturity of suppliers offering provisioning services (for example, cloud providers). 

  • cloud outage

    A cloud outage is a period of time during which cloud services are unavailable.   

  • cloud uptime

    Cloud uptime is the amount of time that cloud systems and cloud services hosted by a cloud provider are up and accessible by end users. 

  • cloud encryption (cloud storage encryption)

    Cloud encryption is a service offered by cloud storage providers whereby data, or text, is transformed using encryption algorithms and is then placed on a storage cloud. 

  • OpenNebula

    OpenNebula is an open source management tool that helps virtualized data centers enable private clouds, public clouds and hybrid clouds. 

  • XFS file system

    XFS is a 64-bit, highly scalable file system that was developed by Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI) and first deployed in the Unix-based IRIX operating system (OS) in 1994. 

  • GlusterFS (Gluster File System)

    The Gluster File System (GlusterFS) is an open source distributed file system that can scale out in building-block fashion to store multiple petabytes of data. 

  • ODCA (Open Data Center Alliance)

    The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) is an independent information technology (IT) consortium whose goal is to develop a unified vision of cloud requirements. 

  • OpenStack Swift

    OpenStack Swift is an open source object storage system licensed under the Apache 2.0 license. 

  • Object Storage Glossary - Words2Go

    A handy glossary that contains definitions related to object storage. 

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