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by Nick Mueller, Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) is the leading online storage service, but that doesn't mean it's a good choice for your company's backup or disaster recovery solution. Since using S3 for backup requires 3rd party backup software, deployment and configuration is complicated. Also, by the time you add up the costs to use S3, you may not be saving any meaningful amount of money. If you're an SMB, in a branch office, or even an enterprise where IT is already over-stretched, an S3-based backup may require more time, decisions and expertise than you're prepared to dedicate. And even if these aren't dealbreakers, there's a more general one, namely, that Amazon S3 is really a storage service, and trying to use it for backup and disaster recovery is like trying to use a hammer as a screwdriver. Maybe you can do it with the right accessories, but... (more) Achieves Distinct Cloud Storage Advantages Through Use of WebDAV, a provider of 3-in-1 online server backup solutions, has announced that storage analyst firm Storage Strategies NOW reports that the company's use of the WebDAV (Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning) protocol is a distinct advantage for its DataProtect cloud infrastructure. The recent Delta Report authored by Storage Strategies NOW outlines how WebDAV delivers both the security and speed required by today’s customers of cloud-based data protection, making unique in terms of throughput and recovery availability. “WebDAV is latency independent an... (more)

Storage Switzerland Reports That Gridstore Meets Demands of VM Backups

Gridstore, a provider ofsoftware defined storage  solutions, has announced that leading analyst firm, Storage Switzerland, identifies Gridstore's grid architecture as the perfect complement to VM-specific backup products. In the recent article, "Designing Disk for VMware and Hyper-V Backups," written by Storage Switzerland Lead Analyst and founder, George Crump, Gridstore's The Grid is identified as an ideal storage solution to meet the five demands of VM backup. Storage Switzerland highlights how companies like Gridstore have addressed VM backup demands with software defined st... (more)

Belkin Tablet Stand and Belkin Tablet Stand with Storage

Author:  Henry Thiele, Tech & Learning The Belkin tablet stands are designed with comfort of use and ergonomics in mind. Each stand allows for a tablet to be held at multiple angles in a classroom environment. They can securely position and hold a tablet so that students can interact with the device in more functional methods beyond a desk or table. Quality and Effectiveness: Although they are complex in design, each of these stands is simple to use. These stands are also durable, light, stackable, and allow users to record footage from multiple angles. The Belkin Tablet Stand ... (more)

Greenlots Announces EV Open Standards Platform & Mobile Application

Greenlots, a provider of open standards-based network management solutions for electric vehicle (EV) charging, today announced the introduction of Greenlots SKY v3.0, the latest release of its comprehensive platform for site hosts and EV drivers.  Based on Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP), the largest open communications standard between charging stations and network management software, Greenlots SKY offers site hosts: The option to easily mix and match charging stations from different manufacturers The ability to switch network management providers without replacing charging ... (more)