What is Air-gap? As ransomware attacks have become a common threat to every business, the term air-gap is often mentioned as a security strategy. But what is air-gap? Air-gap is a widely used term with far too many definitions to explain in a short blog, but data protection vendors often define the term simply as […]
Benefits and uses of all-flash storage in the M&E workflow
Introduction The advantage that Flash-based storage in general, and NVMe in particular brings to the M&E workflow is the ability to disconnect the scaling of performance from the scaling of capacity. This can be used to patch non-optimal workflows (valid use of the technology when done intentionally) but it can also be used to deliver […]
Understanding the Cost of EBS Snapshots
It’s Simple It’s simple, just go to the EBS Pricing page. You’ll find some answers here but you might be left still wondering about a few things. It shows that Standard Snapshots are $0.05/GB/month in us-east-1 (we’ll discuss Archive Snapshots in a later post). It also states that “EBS Snapshots in the Standard tier are stored incrementally, […]
Introducing Cloud & Clear
A Brief History of System Deployment In technology, systems proliferate. They didn’t always, at least not at today’s pace. Deploying a new system used to be a physical process. It would require approval throughout the organization. You had to consult the data center manager, the network team, finance, and procurement. It required planning and took […]
Qumulo Shift – File to Object in One Easy Leap
Shift is free software feature available in Qumulo’s QFS to replicate native file data to an AWS S3 object storage format.
Data Protection with Cloud Volumes ONTAP: Part VI – Replication
Overview Throughout this series we’ve examined the functional and cost impact of different deployment options for Cloud Volumes ONTAP (CVO) in AWS. We’ve also looked at the options in the use context of Data Protection and DR. As mentioned in the introductory post of the series, these are the most likely use cases among existing […]
Data Protection with Cloud Volumes ONTAP: Part V – Single Instance or HA?
…there’s one more question that needs to be answered to complete the analysis. Should you deploy CVO on a single instance, or in an High Availability (HA) configuration?
Data Protection with Cloud Volumes ONTAP Part IV- Compute and Licensing Cost Optimization
Overview Throughout this series we’ve focused on Cloud Volumes ONTAP cost optimization in AWS, specifically storage cost optimization. We’ve discussed the cost impact of choosing different EBS types and sizes as well as using FabricPools to tier data to different S3 storage classes. In this post, we’ll cover the other two legs of the cost […]
Data Protection with Cloud Volumes ONTAP: Part III – Multiple S3 Storage Classes from One Instance
We’ll show you how to work around a current Cloud Manager limitation that prevents the selection of multiple S3 storage classes from a single CVO instance.
4 Key Things to Know about Well-Architected Reviews
The benefits of conducting WAR sessions on key AWS workloads almost always justify the effort required to execute them.