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By Simon Quicke Oct 08, 2015

Centrify turns to Exertis and Azlan to take the channel two-tier

Identity management specialist Centrify has decided the time is right to bring on board distributors and roll out a two-tier model in the UK and France Continue Reading


By Sonia Lelii News Oct 06, 2015

Avere rolls out CloudFusion virtual NAS for AWS tiers

Avere Systems introduced its first CloudFusion virtual NAS last year for the cloud. It now offers a scaled-down version for three tiers of the AWS public cloud. Continue Reading


By Caroline Donnelly Oct 01, 2015

Brightsolid opens Tier III datacentre in Aberdeen to support oil and gas sector

DC Thompson-backed datacentre operator opens third facility in Scotland to tap into cloud demands of oil, gas and public sector markets Continue Reading


By Beth Pariseau News Sep 17, 2015

AWS S3 pricing downshifts with new Infrequent Access tier

Amazon Web Services added a new data storage option to its cloud this week. Will it catch on? Continue Reading


News Jun 05, 2015

Integrating a cloud tier with on-premises storage

The best approaches to using cloud storage create a seamless integration between on-premises and cloud storage. Integration of a cloud tier with on-premises storage can be accomplished in a number of ways. Some ... Continue Reading


By Brien Posey Evaluate Aug 25, 2015

Is a storage cache or tiered storage best for VDI performance?

Tiering and caching can both improve performance in VDI, but a storage cache may be the better option for write-heavy environments. Continue Reading


By Mike Matchett Jun 02, 2015

Integrate cloud tiering with on-premises storage

Cloud and on-premises storage are increasingly becoming integrated. This means cloud tiering is just another option available to storage administrators. Continue Reading


Evaluate May 04, 2015

Comparing features, tiers and pricing of PaaS vendors

As cloud services become more complex and customized, the harder they are to evaluate. An expert offers advice for evaluating PaaS vendors. Continue Reading


By Jonathan Hassell Evaluate Apr 29, 2015

Set up storage tiering in just 10 steps

Windows Server 2012 R2 has a storage tiering feature in conjunction with Storage Spaces. Here's how to get started. Continue Reading


By Brien Posey Evaluate Apr 24, 2015

Can I improve VM performance with flash tiering?

Physical RAM and flash storage are traditional ways to improve VM performance. But the addition of mixed flash holds promise. Continue Reading