Category: Mesabi Group Blog

Datera Democratizes Elastic Block Storage

Major public cloud providers, notably Amazon, have led a transformation in information technology architectures in recent years. That transformation can be called many things, including hyperscale computing, a scale-out distributed computing model for clouds where the orchestration, operation, and economics of the resulting infrastructure is fundamentally different (and generally considered to be substantially improved) from […]

RPost: Taking Email to a Higher Level

Have you ever worried that a critical e-mail was not delivered? Are you afraid to send certain e-mails because you cannot afford to have non-authorized eyes violate their confidentiality? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could send and receive legally certifiable documents (and signed too!) without having to use physical mail or FAX? Certifying delivery, […]

IBM FlashSystem’s Big Step Forward with Flash Storage for the Hybrid Cloud

Eddie Cantor once said, “It takes 20 years to make an overnight success.” That is certainly the case with flash storage which has been around for many years, but high cost limited its acceptability to a limited number of high-performance/high-value-added applications. Declining prices have led to broader acceptance of flash storage for a broader base […]

Spectra Logic’s ArcticBlue Stores PBs on Disk Cost Efficiently

Many organizations — like those in media and entertainment and in high performance computing (HPC) — find themselves challenged with maintaining multiple petabytes (PBs) of fixed content unstructured data, such as digital audio and video files, for long periods of time. Collectively, this data has ongoing value, such as for retrieving selected videos for revenue […]

Observable Networks: How Packet Metadata Reveals Suspicious Behavior

Modern enterprise networks often employ best practices for monitoring and intrusion detection to provide enhanced network security, but this may not be enough to deal with the continually evolving threat landscape. Startup Observable Networks offers an approach that it calls Dynamic Endpoint Modeling to tackle advanced security threats. In my view, this adds an important […]

Scality: Using Software-Defined Storage to Manage Petabyte-Scale Data

Scality develops software that enables enterprises to manage storage more efficiently and effectively at large scale (i.e., petabytes) than traditional storage solutions typically achieve. This high storage volume portion of the enterprise storage market is called the capacity-driven segment and reflects a major rethinking of the enterprise storage market. In the past, a traditional (controller-based) […]