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Backup to the future
Technology Focus | January 2020
Bill Andrews, President & CEO of ExaGrid, examines the journey from simple tape backups to tiered disk backups that use adaptive deduplication for fast, reliable and affordable backup and restore solutions
The ever-changing IT landscape
Opinion | January 2020
Gareth John, Solutions Architect at Q Associates, examines the issues around migrating systems to the cloud, and the growing shift towards a hybrid multi-cloud model

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StorageCraft 'redefines the gold standard' for SMB data recovery
News | January 2020
ShadowProtect SPX 7 delivers enhanced security, scalability, and use cases
Veteran film-maker joins GB Labs
News | January 2020
Spearheading North American operations for media & entertainment client sectors
TerraMaster launches F8-422 8-bay 10GbE NAS
News | January 2020
High-speed, high-capacity 8-bay NAS designed for demanding creative professionals
Quantum hires Rick Valentine as Senior Vice President & Chief Customer Officer
News | January 2020
Former Silver Peak/Symantec man to help provide 'world-class customer experience' as Quantum transforms into as-a-service provider
Synology announces DSM 7.0 beta
News | January 2020
A 'brand new experience' in data management
Altaro acquired by cloud security firm
News | January 2020
Hornetsecurity aims to be 'Europe's #1 security, compliance and backup company'
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The university challenge
Case Study | January 2020
The University of Reading has been able to boost its academic research capabilities since deploying a software-defined scale-out file storage solution
Storage Awards 2020
Storage Awards | January 2020
The 2020 Storage Awards winners were announced on November 26th. If you missed it, you can enjoy the whole ceremony here!

Welcome to the first Storage Magazine eNewsletter of the new year, where we're all very much hoping for something of a fresh start! This issue includes an interesting and educational article from Q Associates' Gareth John in which he urges caution in the rush to cloud adoption.

Many organisations, he says, adopted an aggressive cloud-first strategy only to later discern the resultant increasing costs, and are now trying to 'reverse out' of the public cloud - and incurring yet more expense. Just as there are many potential benefits of public cloud, there are also many valid concerns including connectivity, security, data sovereignty, lock-in, and of course cost.

"Organisations need to carefully assess their existing IT estate to ascertain which workloads are appropriate for cloud transition," says Gareth in his article. "There will almost certainly be workloads that are unsuitable for the transition and the ones that are appropriate will suit different cloud models. In this light, most customers that I talk to are looking to adopt a hybrid multi-cloud model."

The environment is shifting rapidly, and organisations may be torn between rushing into a move that they later regret and being left behind by competitors - but it is a decision that almost every organisation will have to face.

David Tyler, Editor
Storage magazine

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