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by Jim Bahn, Astute Networks Leah Schoeb of The Evaluator Group, wrote a nice piece about storage benchmarking that we highly recommend. It appears in the January issue of Storage Magazine http://bit.ly/113klb2, and at http://bit.ly/YPgHQv. I won't reiterate her article here, but I would like to simply point out that the specs many vendors throw around don't come with the appropriate caveats.  They don't mention block size, or special caching, or what network protocols were used. And if you're like me and you grew up in the HDD world, be prepared for a different set of rules for measuring and benchmarking solid state storage. This specmanship reminds me of an old joke in the high fidelity music industry awhile back.  Vendors would claims lots of "watts" as a way to measure and compare their equipment, without explaining how it was measured, against what resistance... (more)

Gridstore Webinar: NexusSTOR Selects Hot Scale Out NAS Storage Solution

Gridstore, a provider of software defined storage solutions, has announced an upcoming webinar on the benefits of Scale-out Storage Grid for the Channel. The webinar, titled "King Selects Hot New Storage Solution" will be held on February 14, 2013 at 10:00a.m. PST. Kyle King, CEO of nexusSTOR and Chris Sterbenc, VP of Sales, of Gridstore will present the one-hour session. Find out why Kyle King, CEO of nexusSTOR, recently added Gridstore to his portfolio of storage offerings. Do you have customers who are struggling with rampant data growth? Would you like a higher margin storag... (more)

Simplifying Backups: When a Backup Isn't a Backup

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE By Nick Mueller, Zetta.net If you are deciding on a new offsite backup solution to replace tapes in a medium-sized organization you have a lot of choices. Right now, many enterprises in the 20- 2000 employee range are choosing cloud backup services to leverage the much talked about scalability and cost savings. Of course, before getting to a shortlist of vendors, organizations face a strategic decision about which approach to take: An on-premise gateway to the cloud style solution A pure cloud Backup-as-a-Service Solution An on-prem... (more)

Zetta.net Achieves Distinct Cloud Storage Advantages Through Use of WebDAV

Zetta.net, a provider of 3-in-1 online server backup solutions, has announced that storage analyst firm Storage Strategies NOW reports that the company's use of the WebDAV (Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning) protocol is a distinct advantage for its Zetta.net DataProtect cloud infrastructure. The recent Delta Report authored by Storage Strategies NOW outlines how WebDAV delivers both the security and speed required by today’s customers of cloud-based data protection, making Zetta.net unique in terms of throughput and recovery availability. “WebDAV is latency independent an... (more)

Belkin Tablet Stage Named One of 20 Hottest EdTech Products at TCEA 2013

Belkin has announced that its recently announced Tablet Stage was named by K-12 TechDecisions as one of the 20 Hottest EdTech Products at TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association) 2013 which took place last week. The Belkin Tablet Stage is an ergonomic stand for tablets that makes classroom presentations easy to deliver and, coupled with the Belkin Stage app for iPad, reduces the expense of outfitting a digital classroom. More than 400 companies at TCEA 2013 featured products that included tablets, interactive projectors, a 3D document camera, iPad accessories and interactive ... (more)