Are you getting the features you imagined from your enterprise-grade cloud storage? Years into the cloud storage movement, your cloud services still might not be living up to the promise of this revolutionary concept.

That said, the definition of cloud storage has become quite muddy. If data is stored offsite, it’s now vogue to call it a “cloud,” whereas in previous years it might have just been an internet service, an application service provider, or software-as-a-service.

Let’s clear up what we mean when we talk about cloud storage — and what it could mean for the future of global collaboration…

What happens when you point some of the smartest IT minds in your business at innovation, instead of operation?

It’s something we often ask our customers. Recently, we asked ourselves. The answer — this time around — is a product that is completely different, and yet completely in sync with Panzura’s focus on empowering organizations to do amazing things with unstructured data.

Cloud Block Store is a spin-off of the lightning-fast technology that powers Panzura Data Services, allowing billions of files from Panzura and other file shares to be ingested, searched, analyzed, audited and monitored in near real time. …

What seems like decades ago now, I was a software engineer at Autodesk and I was the driving force behind the CUI feature in AutoCAD.

For those of you who can’t remember back that far, this feature introduced a new UI for customizing AutoCAD’s toolbars and menus. Its first couple of releases were rocky but it eventually developed into a solid feature within AutoCAD.

One of the major complaints in its first AutoCAD release was that the dialog was too slow to respond. In doing some research into this, I found that people who had actually studied this had found…

Are you getting the features you imagined from your enterprise-grade cloud storage? Years into the cloud storage movement, your cloud services still might not be living up to the promise of this revolutionary concept.

That said, the definition of cloud storage has become quite muddy. If data is stored offsite, it’s now vogue to call it a “cloud,” whereas in previous years it might have just been an internet service, an application service provider, or software-as-a-service.

Let’s clear up what we mean when we talk about cloud storage — and what it could mean for the future of global collaboration…

When nearly 3 in 5 businesses are anticipated to leverage cloud storage by 2022, why not fully commit to cloud for backups and archives too?

Truthfully, It’s not easy to break up with your legacy backup, disaster recovery, and archival methods. It’s easier to stay in a relationship for far too long simply because it’s all you’ve known.

However, every team deserves a storage relationship that fits like a glove.

So, ask yourself: does your backup solution meet the simultaneous needs of your DBAs, IT, and frontline staff, without being a pain in the… wallet…. to care for?

Despite what…

When data breaches can take an average of over 9 months to identify and contain, working in cluttered cloud file systems sets a dangerous precedent. Yet, many enterprises need a reliable, connected way to collaborate with their international teams.

As teams accumulate ad-hoc file solutions to wrangle explosive data growth, their not-fully-integrated cloud providers and legacy local NAS data centers make it increasingly difficult to keep data secure, compliant, and low-cost. Multiple entry points create open doors for malicious attackers, and cluttered systems make it more difficult to spot and contain attacks.

What if the issue of enterprise digital security…

Today’s enterprises have an unrelenting behemoth to face: data growth. From a measly two ZB in 2010 to a whopping 59 ZB in 2020, the globe is expected to collectively juggle 149 ZB of data in just the next four years.

The primary culprit? Unstructured data. 90% of our worldwide data growth is all the emails, images, videos, and other data that is especially challenging to organize and maintain. As the world’s recent shift into remote work becomes a permanent option for many, this alone will undoubtedly accelerate data growth even further.

Taking the bulk of this load, organizations are…

Enterprise data sharing should not make you want to yell at a cloud like Grandpa Simpson. There’s no reason to put up with network-attached storage. In fact, there are many reasons NOT to put up with it.

  1. First off, it’s outdated and doesn’t play nicely with the cloud.
  2. Second of all, there is no need to make even one copy of data anymore…

You can make enterprise data accessible and durable without making any copies

Legacy data storage, think NetApp and Isilon, was created for single sites (no, not “singles sites”). …

Clouds are everywhere these days. How did this happen? A word that was previously reserved for meteorologists (who are never right, anyway) and obviously-challenged-individuals (“he’s walking around with his head in the clouds”) has become the “it” word in IT. Even people with their heads stuck in the sand now look to the cloud for answers.

How many times have you heard, “It’s in the cloud”?

Historically, the term “cloud” has had a spotty track record. Whenever something was cloudy, it was not clear. Whether that was your vision, your memory, or the water in your glass, cloudy was not…

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