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: Devices and services enterprise architectures are happening

    As you are probably aware, Microsoft is becoming a "devices & services" company . Don't assume that devices refer just to phones, tablets and consumer services, because they can also be data center infrastructure products. The same way that client/server architectures reshaped enterprise computing...
  • Blog Post: Hybrid Cloud Storage – Look Closely before Picking a Solution

    By Mark Weiner, Director of Product Marketing, Microsoft Cloud storage is one of the hottest segments of cloud computing. Enterprise customers are increasingly looking at cloud storage as a way to leverage the benefits of cloud economics and agility without giving up performance and improving data...
  • Blog Post: How Hybrid Cloud Storage offloads storage management to the cloud

    As the saying goes, "when you’re up to your neck in alligators, it’s easy to forget that the initial objective was to drain the swamp." IT professionals are plenty familiar with compelling interruptions that need to be dealt with quickly, but keep them from getting high-priority work done...
  • 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...