Robert Agar

Robert Agar

I am a freelance writer who graduated from Pace University in New York with a Computer Science degree in 1992. Over the course of a long IT career I have worked for a number of large service providers in a variety of roles revolving around data storage and protection. I currently reside in northeastern Pennsylvania where I write from my home office.

The Benefits of a Hybrid Cloud Storage Architecture

Organizations that take advantage of public cloud resources have a range of options available when designing their storage architectures. One perfectly viable choice is to keep their resources in-house by using on-premises storage appliances and applications. At the other end of the spectrum, an enterprise can decide to store all of its data using the storage capabilities of a public cloud provider. Between these extremes is the hybrid option that leverages both cloud and on-premises equipment and methods to create a holistic storage environment. 

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Surviving Hurricane Season with the Cloud

Individuals responsible for the continued operation of an organization’s computer systems are challenged by extreme weather events. Some potential issues are more predictable than others. Data centers located in areas that are prone to hurricanes can expect to be impacted by the storms on a fairly regular basis. The increased proliferation of extremely strong and large hurricanes has made it more important than ever to have plans in place that maintain business operations when disaster strikes.

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The Increased Use of Custom Hardware in the Cloud

The thirst for convenient and scalable computing power has led many organizations to make use of cloud delivery models. This has resulted in a booming worldwide market for cloud computing that is expected to top $350 billion by 2022. With this kind of money in play, the competition to attract customers among cloud providers is fierce. 

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