In recent years the growth in unstructured data has brought about the creation of a new type of storage – Object Storage – which is much better suited to unstructured data than traditional block storage and filesystems. Its different to block storage in a number of ways which will take too long to explain here. If you’ve seen a picture of a cat on Facebook or listened to a tune on Spotify you’ve retrieved an object from object storage.
At Silverstring we have some avid blog writers, from storage story teller Anton James, to our very own CEO Alistair Mackenzie. So, we thought when better to recap our most loved blogs than Valentine’s Day. We didn’t like the idea of our blogs sitting there lonely, getting little attention on such a romantic “holiday”, after all everyone deserves a little special attention now and again.
How do you backup your cloud application data?
It’s a simple question, but one that a lot of CIOs and IT Directors seem to be blind-sided by. There’s a simple brush-off: ‘our cloud provider looks after that’.
Do they? Are you sure? What SLAs do you have around recovery for your cloud service?
Every year, for at least the last six years, our chief engineer has asked his team to look at object storage for enterprise backup architectures. The answer has always been the same – it’s too expensive for all but the very largest enterprises.
Silverstring emerged a triumphant runner up at the second annual Whiteoaks (our PR Company’s) 5 a side tournament held at Wembley on the 25th September.
In our previous blog about Spectrum Protect (TSM) 7.1.3, we touched upon the enhancements for backup and restore of VMware environments, but focussed on the deduplication enhancements in the new release. It was a flip of a coin that decided which feature we wanted to focus on first, so we wanted to quickly cover the VMware angle. Why?