VMware offers fully managed storageas-a-service

06 May 2022

VMware is rolling out the technology it uses for its cloud disaster recovery service and selling it as a cloud storage service. Cloud Flex Storage is a cloud-native offering that is fully managed by VMware and delivered with pay-as-you-go pricing on the VMware Cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure. Customers can provision the storage quickly in the VMware Cloud Services Console without adding hosts and adjust their storage capacity as needed. “This is about scalability and elasticity with scaling disaggregated so you don’t have to add more hosts to get more storage capacity,” said Mark Chuang, head of product marketing for cloud storage and data.

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Cloud storage: stacking the odds in your favour

08 April 2022

Rob Smith, CTO, Creative ITC

Rob Smith, CTO, Creative ITC

Businesses increasingly recognise the benefits cloud migration brings, enabling quick access to scalable storage and escaping the burdens of running their own data centre and costly upgrades.

The explosion of cloud has seen public, private, hybrid and multi cloud storage options emerge, with numerous providers vying for market share. Whether you’re considering costs, service from your current provider or looking to ease the burden of cloud management on your in-house team, reviewing the ever-evolving storage landscape is likely to reveal a better, more cost-effective solution that meets your capacity, performance and security needs.

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Seagate and EVS introduce ‘innovative’ storage services

07 April 2022

Seagate and EVS have joined forces to provide mass-capacity mobile storage and data transfer services for media and entertainment businesses. The collaboration is centered around Seagate Lyve Mobile edge storage and data transfer service and EVS’ live production and replays solution LiveCeption Signature. Use of the EVS solution supports live shows addressing fast turnaround constraints while transporting multi-camera content and metadata through the Lyve Mobile offering to the intended landing destination – be it site, archive or post-production.“Adding Lyve Mobile to EVS live production solutions addresses evolving industry needs and empowers businesses with the latest innovative storage technologies,” said Melyssa Banda, Seagate vice president for Lyve Mobile Solutions.

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New UK data transfer mechanisms

09 March 2022

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published the final form of its much-anticipated new International Data Transfer Agreement (IDTA), along with a separate addendum to the EU SCCs (SCCs Addendum). The IDTA and the SCCs Addendum offer important alternative ways to ensure that UK personal data is adequately protected when exported from the UK. Assuming there are no objections from MPs, will go into effect on March 21, 2022. In addition, the UK has brought its approach to “restricted transfers” back into alignment with the EU. That means that some data importers that previously did not need to adopt the UK’s form of SCCs must now meet this requirement.

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