Why Rumors of On-Prem Backup’s Death are Premature Part 2

Posted by Mary Anne Halligan on Sep 29, 2015 6:00:00 AM


The controversy continues to swirl: Is On-Prem Backup Dead? In our last blog post, we introduced Randy Bowie, R1Soft’s VP of Backup Products & Engineering, whose response to this question is a resounding no. “We agree!” say our Spiceworks colleagues, in a conversation that has sparked nearly 100 comments so far. 

Clearly this is a hot topic. So how are companies resolving their backup challenges?

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Topics: Backups, Webhosting, cloud, hosting industry, cloud computing

Why Rumors of On-Prem Backup’s Death are Premature

Posted by Mary Anne Halligan on Sep 22, 2015 6:00:00 AM


Backup is critical. No one questions that fact.

The rapid increase in cloud-based business management solutions has led to growing use of the cloud for backup. There are some distinct advantages, and the cloud seems pervasive. So a recent blog post published in Solutions Review floated the question, “Is the Cloud an On-Premise Backup Killer?” The article quoted several cloud industry experts who suggested that, if not yet dead, on-prem backup is on its way out.

“The premise of the blog is exaggerated.”

So says Randy Bowie, VP Backup Products & Engineering at R1Soft. As a veteran engineering manager, Randy has designed lots of software and is well-known in the industry. He says on-premise backup is not at all dead, for one simple reason: most cloud solutions are limited by the facts of physics. 

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Topics: Backups, cloud, hosting industry

This Week in Data (August 28, 2015)

Posted by Ben Austin on Aug 28, 2015 5:30:00 AM

 

"This Week in Data" is a weekly infographic that aims to serve as a quick and easy way for our readers to catch up on the latest news about the people and organizations that are shaking up the world of big data, cloud computing, and all things data storage.

This week Dell launched a new line of business that will target pre-hyperscale organizations, Carpathia is sick of hosting all Megaupload's data, and researchers may have found a way utilize biology to improve upon data story technology.

Take a look at the infographic below for all the headlines and click the links at the bottom for more details on each story.

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Topics: cloud, TWID, data center

This Week in Data (August 21, 2015)

Posted by Ben Austin on Aug 21, 2015 9:15:00 AM

 

"This Week in Data" is a weekly infographic that aims to serve as a quick and easy way for our readers to catch up on the latest news about the people and organizations that are shaking up the world of big data, cloud computing, and all things data storage.

This week the U.S. government said "not so fast" to plans for it to relinquish oversight of ICANN, IBM dove deeper into the world of Linux and open source software, and the co-founders of Google may have pushed us all into a post-.com world.

Check out our infographic for all the headlines, click the links below for more details on each story, and don't forget to let us know if there are any compelling stories that we missed out on this week.

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Topics: cloud, TWID, data center

This Week in Data (August 7, 2015)

Posted by Ben Austin on Aug 7, 2015 6:30:00 AM

 

"This Week in Data" is a weekly infographic that aims to serve as a quick and easy way for our readers to catch up on the latest news about the people and organizations that are shaking up the world of big data, cloud computing, and all things data storage.

This week we saw President Obama use his authority to promote the research and development of supercomputers, ICANN investigated a potential breach to its website, and Kim Dotcom has some not-so-nice things to say about a company he founded.

Check out our infographic for all the headlines, click the links below for more details on each story, and don't forget to let us know if there are any compelling stories that we missed out on this week.

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Topics: cloud, TWID, big data, data center

This Week in Data (May 1, 2015)

Posted by Ben Austin on May 1, 2015 10:25:00 AM

"This Week in Data" is a weekly infographic that aims to serve as a quick and easy way for our readers to catch up on the latest news about the people and organizations that are shaking up the world of big data, cloud computing, and all things data storage.

This week Google is trying to help users defend against phishing attacks, there's a newly discovered malware that is turning unsuspecting computers into spam bots, and Microsoft is flexing its machine learning muscle with a new website that guesses visitors' ages.

Are you at the edge of your chair yet? Scroll down the page to read all the headlines in the infographic below and then scroll just a little bit further to find links to each full story.

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Topics: cloud, cloud computing, TWID, security

INFOGRAPHIC: SingleHop's 2015 Cloud Predictions

Posted by Ben Barker on Feb 10, 2015 7:08:00 AM

We would all love to have a crystal ball that tells us what to expect in the future. Unfortunately, they don't exist. However, what does exist is a channel full of well-informed thought leaders who can make predictions on the future based on their past experiences. 

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Topics: cloud, cloud services, cloud computing

What is Cloud Computing?

Posted by R1Soft on Mar 2, 2010 11:32:00 AM

Everywhere I look it seems I see the term "cloud computing." Amongst insiders in the hosting industry “the cloud,” has become an inside joke. I think we all know that, as a buzzword, “cloud” is nearly meaningless.

And while the word “cloud” may be meaningless it is giving the hosting industry a fresh coat of paint and much needed hype, boosting the sales of hosted services. It may well be a cause for celebration across the hosting industry. It has grown-up. It's ready for prime time.

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Topics: hosted services, cloud, hosting industry, cloud services, cloud computing, virtualization, xen

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