Hybrid Cloud Storage

Integrating cloud storage services with on-premises enterprise storage

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  • Blog Post: 28% more is a small amount to pay for Geo Replication

    On December 5th Microsoft announced a pricing reduction for Windows Azure Storage. One of the more noticeable aspects of the announcement was the breakdown of storage costs between Geo Replicated Storage and Locally Redundant Storage. To summarize, Geo Replicated Storage costs approximately 28% more...
  • Blog Post: The rise of cloud-integrated storage and EMC's ViPR

    David Isenberg wrote his famous and controversial paper, The Rise of the Stupid Network in 1997. Its a short and historically interesting read. If you have never read it, follow the link there now. It will take you less than 10 minutes. If you want the Cliff notes version, the gist of his paper is copied...
  • Blog Post: Cloud-integrated Storage: a Breakthrough Enterprise-level Storage Plug-in

    The term "hybrid cloud" has been defined many different ways. At Microsoft hybrid cloud refers to data center functionality that spans on-premises and cloud service boundaries. At least that's how I'm understanding it now after having been part of the company for a few weeks. To clarify my perspective...
  • Blog Post: Hybrid cloud storage with an object storage back end

    I attended the Object Storage Summit last week in San Francisco. It was an excellent event with lots of good discussions about object storage - what it is, how people are using it, how is it being sold, is it a feature or a market? In short all the necessary navel-gazing that goes on when a technology...