IT News - Storage

Some enterprises want cloud file storage to complement or replace legacy NAS. Several product enhancements last week target issues of cost, data security and remote shared storage

"Enterprise-ready cloud file storage continues to gain attention, and several vendor products introduced offerings last week that address cost and data security.

File storage in the cloud initially was based on object storage, and while that remains a well-used deployment, it has limitations. Cloud providers AWS, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure all provide file instances, but those systems do not easily scale. Surging creation of dense unstructured data has led to a flurry of products, as vendors try to deliver NAS performance and scalability as a native cloud service..."

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