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While technology changes on a regular basis, IT teams have had a standard approach to administration. In recent years, however, there has been a drastic shift in data center administration. One of the biggest shifts is the adoption of private and public clouds. In part two of this series, we will examine public cloud architectures. From small businesses to major organizations, companies are moving to cloud architectures to meet a variety of different application needs, such as CRM and email. According to IDC, worldwide spending on public IT cloud services is expected to be more than $107 billion in 2017. They believe the next phase of cloud adoption will focus on being more user and solution driven in order to continue to drive growth and innovation across all industries that depend on IT. Public cloud services are generally used for servers, storage, and backup i... (more)

The Growing Adoption of Private and Public Clouds | Part 1

While technology changes on a regular basis, IT teams have had a standard approach to administration. In recent years, however, there has been a drastic shift in data center administration. One of the biggest shifts is the adoption of private and public clouds. In part one of this series, we will examine private cloud architectures. Today, companies keep more and more data electronically in lieu of hard copies. Whether they are large multi-layer Photoshop images or files that need to be kept in order to comply with medical or financial regulations, files are getting bigger and t... (more)

A Modular Approach to Cloud Computing with Coraid

Last year was big in the cloud computing arena. Companies like 365 Media and ZettaGrid began using private cloud systems, providing better business agility at a lower TCO. Both companies utilized scale-out Ethernet storage solution company, Coraid, to build their customized cloud solutions. In order to support cloud service providers, Coraid entered into partnerships with OpenStack vendors. In turn, Coraid provided drivers for Ethernet storage to the OpenStack Cinder project for block storage, ultimately enabling storage access over connectionless, massively parallel 10 Gigabit Et... (more)

Understanding EtherCloud Storage Management

IT professionals spend countless hours working to manage the storage in their care. Businesses completely rely on their IT departments to keep their data, websites, and systems online and functioning properly so they may continue to succeed. Admins must have the ability to quickly respond to changes in the business while staying in budget. As a result, the concept of storage management is constantly changing. Every IT Admin has a different way of dealing with storage management. While some still work with physical space, many IT teams are looking at virtualization and redundancy... (more)

Coraid Now Offers Support for SanDisk SSDs

Ethernet storage solutions company, Coraid, recently announced they will offer support for SanDisk Optimus 1.6TB Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) solid state drives (SSDs) on the EtherDrive scale-out storage platform. The Coraid EtherDrive SRX6000 series storage appliances, loaded with Optimus 1.6TB SAS SSDs, offers a scalable network storage solution with the functionality of more than double the throughput. It also offers up to five times input/output operations per Second (IOPS) compared to previous EtherDrive SRX models. The primary audience for the EtherDrive SRX6000 includes clo... (more)