Barney's Blog

Blog archive

F5 Floats Up to Cloud Storage

F5 is a pretty interesting company. In the networking space, F5's bread and butter, Cisco, has bought or killed a good portion of its competitors (Juniper is the one impressive company left standing).

F5 is alive and well because it always pushes the envelope, entering new markets or inventing new takes on existing ones.

The cloud is the company's latest playground. Like outfits such as Nasuni, F5 is helping shops store serious amounts of data in the cloud. In F5's case, it is launching new software, the ARX Cloud Extender, that stores data remotely based on preset, IT-determined policies. That storage includes tiering data so older stuff is lower down on the totem pole and important, frequently accessed information is at one's fingertips. F5's new tool works with other third parties such as NetApps and Iron Mountain.

Do you store personal or corporate data in the cloud? Why's, why not's and how's are all welcome at [email protected]

Posted by Doug Barney on 12/15/2010 at 1:18 PM


Featured

  • Microsoft Warns IT Pros on Windows Netlogon Fix Coming Next Month

    Microsoft on Thursday issued a reminder to organizations to ensure that their systems are properly patched for a "Critical"-rated Windows Netlogon vulnerability before next month's "update Tuesday" patch distribution arrives.

  • Microsoft Nudging Skype for Business Users to Teams

    Microsoft on Thursday announced some perks and prods for Skype for Business unified communications users, with the aim of moving them to the Microsoft Teams collaboration service instead.

  • How To Improve Windows 10's Sound and Video Quality

    Windows 10 comes with built-in tools that can help users get the most out of their sound and video hardware.

  • Microsoft Offers More 'Solorigate' Advice Using Microsoft 365 Defender Tools

    Microsoft issued yet another article with advice on how to use its Microsoft 365 Defender suite of tools to protect against "Solorigate" advanced persistent threat types of attacks in a Thursday announcement.

comments powered by Disqus