StorAll: Keeping track of a changing Storage Market - so you don''t have to.


StorAll: Keeping track of a changing Storage Market - so you don''t have to.

As a Senior Engineer for Novacoast, I spend the majority of my time thinking and talking about data availability. I've been doing this now for over 20 years, nearly 6 of them with Novacoast, and the one thing I learned for certain in all that time is that data protection and data availability is far from boring.

No really.

Developments in the field are announced daily. It's crazy trying to keep up with all the products and methodologies for storing, searching, replicating, cataloging, archiving and destroying computer data.

There are just so many technologies, announcements and updates to go through all the time. Some of this noise is made of real, useful news, but a lot of it is just hype. You won’t know which is which until you do the research; and it's a full time job keeping up with it all. For most, it's probably impossible - you have way to much to keep track of.

That's why I'm here. I keep up so that you don't have to. I'm putting in the time anyway, why shouldn't I share?

There are lots of people with lots of opinions about this, many of them with products to sell or axes to grind - I even have some myself. One of the great things about Novacoast that you may already know, however, is how much we value our integrity and independence above everything. None of you would trust me or my company if we gave you the standard line: "this is the best you can get," unless we were able to back it up.

Anyone who knows me knows that this goes double for me. I've quit my jobs in the past when I was asked to lie to customers. It's just not in my makeup to do it any other way. That said, it is true that Novacoast has it's relationships and preferred products. These go through a rigorous selection process before we endorse or sell them, and the partnerships we pursue are with companies that share our values and respect for our customers.

What does that all mean to you? It means, if you're interested in protecting your company's crucial data with state of the art technologies you've come to the right place for answers. I'll use this space to share what I hear, what I know, what I find and what I experience in the world of storage, backup and archiving.

I would like to put scope of my inside perspective is at your disposal. Check back often for updates.