Lyft & the Cloud: Why Failing to Plan Just Cost Them $300 Million

As the great adage says, if you fail to plan, you’re planning to fail – and when you’re making strides in uncharted territory, it can be difficult to develop a winning strategy off the bat. Recently, Lyft learned that lesson in a very expensive way. They recently released documents for their IPO filing showing that […]

The Latest Tool for DIY Automotive Repair? YouTube.

Millennials who grew up with YouTube are naturally looking to it as a first resource when they begin researching any topic of interest, and their parents are following suit. Automotive aftermarket giant Motorcar Parts of America (MPA) was one of the first companies to recognize this trend, and they saw video training as an opportunity to differentiate themselves from their competitors. 

The Virtues of Combining Locally Managed Storage with iRODS

I recently had the privilege of participating in this year’s annual iRODS users group meeting in Durham, NC.  Aside from interacting with a great group of people, I solidified some of my views on the value companies can get from iRODS deployments, and really clarified how iRODS and Quantum solutions complement each other.  I’m definitely excited that Quantum has joined the iRODS consortium and started product testing.

Optimize Your Storage to Support Cutting-edge Scientific Instrument Data Streams

Rapid advances in laboratory instruments are redefining IT requirements for life science organizations. To more quickly and completely analyze the tremendous volumes of data produced by next-generation sequencing (NGS) and cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) instruments, organizations are increasingly investing in additional super computing resources to crunch the larger data sets these instruments are generating on a daily basis. 

What My Used Car Taught Me About Scale-out NAS

I recently found myself in need of a new vehicle. It wasn’t necessarily because my old one was breaking down or in bad shape. My situation had simply changed over time such that the car I now have no longer meets my needs. In my case, I needed more room for a growing family and wanted better gas mileage. Unfortunately, the car wasn’t designed to easily or inexpensively make those improvements. It also started to cost me a lot more to maintain. This got me thinking about the similarities with legacy scale-out NAS solutions.

Addressing Challenges for the Hollywood Post-Production Community

The SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition was held October 23–26 in Hollywood, California, providing an ideal opportunity to showcase the latest Quantum solutions for professionals in the film and television post-production industry. New compression formats, 4K mastering, more complex workflows, growing content libraries—these were some of the many subjects discussed over the course of the event. An end-to-end workflow featuring StorNext® 6 shared storage and data management software plus Xcellis® high-performance storage appliances addresses each of these challenges.

Archive by any other name…

OK, perhaps not as colorful as Shakespeare’s original phrase, but in today’s world of data and content proliferation the term archive has suffered tremendous abuse and misunderstanding. This would not be a problem for the reader if vendors and marketers of storage technology products and solutions did a better job of steering the marketplace with well-defined terms that truly meant what they sounded like.

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