special feature Integrating the Hybrid Cloud As far and fast as cloud computing is embedding itself into the enterprise, there remain many cloud-resistant applications and services. Read More Elastifile has been shipping their Cloud File System for over two years. But this morning they're announcing, in conjunction with Google Cloud Platform (GCP), that they are now fully integrated with GCP. "Fully integrated" means:The UI, deployment, and monitoring are fully GCP native. Billed as part of a single GCP bill. Provision turnkey file storage capacity in minutes. Accesses internal GCP APIs (e.g. security, monitoring, and availability) As usual in clouds, pay-as-you-go, consumption-based pricing Any GCP zone, any GCP regionElastifile featuresMost of what we store today are files, so scale-out file storage is a no-brainer. GCP already has Cloud Filestore, their own system, but the Elastifile Cloud File Service is considerably more flexible, and, in many cases, can be … [Read more...] about Google adds Elastifile to cloud arsenal
IBM launched a storage system designed with Nvidia for artificial intelligence workloads and use of data tools such as TensorFlow, PyTorch and Spark.The effort, called IBM Spectrum AI with Nvidia DGX, is a converged system the combines a software-defined file system, all-flash and Nvidia's DGX-1 GPU system. IBM Spectrum AI is part of a broader trend by storage vendors to go all-flash and create architectures better suited for AI workloads and machine learning. Pure Storage and Nvidia had paired up on AI-ready infrastructure with the former targeting a data hub architecture. NetApp, which now aims to be more of a data management player, and Lenovo partnered on AI systems.Big Blue is hoping to draft off Nvidia's popularity with open source frameworks and developers. Nvidia DGX is often a foundational platform for data science efforts delivered through the cloud or on-premise.Key parts of the system include:DGX-1 ServersThe NVIDIA DGX software stack, optimized for maximized … [Read more...] about IBM, Nvidia pair up on AI-optimized converged storage system
directory We found 22 cloud services your business definitely needs to try When it comes to cloud services and software-as-a-service (SaaS), we're all familiar with the usual players. But there's a huge world of opportunity and available resources beyond Google, Dropbox, Salesforce, Amazon, and Microsoft. Read More In 2007, Drew Houston, Dropbox's CEO, got sick and tired of misplacing his USB drive, so he created the first personal and small business cloud storage service. It was a radical one in its day. Today, everyone and their uncle seems to be offering cheap or free cloud storage.Also: How to sync multiple cloud storage services for free TechRepublicThat's great! Except, well, how do you choose which one is right for you? It used to be that most people decided simply on the basis of how much free storage space they got. That's simple, but it only tells part of the story.The real value from a cloud storage service comes from how well it works for you. As you'll see, some … [Read more...] about What’s the best cloud storage for you?
If you're looking for a fast, ultra-rugged, secure encrypted portable storage drive that's available in both HDD and SSD flavors, look no further than Apricorn's new Aegis Fortress L3. Must read: iOS 12.1: Tips and tricks to help you get the most from your iPhoneor iPad How does this portable drive differ from other Apricorn drives? Well, for starters it features Apricorn's latest encryption chipset that gives the models using an SSD write speeds up to 150 percent faster and read speeds up to 180 percent faster than previous versions. The Aegis Fortress L3 has FIPS 140-2 Level-3 validation in the pipeline (pending Q1 2019), which is the highest level that NIST assigns to portable encrypted devices, and covers not only the encryption itself, but even physical access and tampering of the electronics, drive and enclosure. Apricorn Aegis Fortress L3 portable storage... SEE FULL GALLERY 1 - 5 of 6 NEXT PREV The Aegis Fortress L3 is also built to last, with the … [Read more...] about Apricorn Aegis Fortress L3 portable storage drive: Tougher, faster, and more secure
SOS Online Backup is a product by Infrascale, a DRaaS and data protection company based in El Segundo, California.Founded in 2011, in the past few years its established a good reputation amongst cloud storage vendors serving the business user.SOS represents a move towards the personal backup space, currently dominated by the likes of Microsoft, Google and Dropbox.What has SOS that marks it out from those big hitters?You can sign up for SOS Online Backup hereFeaturesAs the name suggests, SOS Online Backup provides a means to secure and restore devices from cloud Storage as part of a disaster recovery plan.While most users don’t think in those terms, the heritage of this solution is a business one, and it effectively treats people are if they’re very small businesses.Once you have signed up for this service you can install a client app on your computer, Microsoft Windows or Apple Mac but no Linux, or mobile devices. For phones and tablets, both Apple iOS and Google Android … [Read more...] about SOS Online Backup review