Managing storage across multiple clouds

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Article by Pure Storage VP and field CTO for APJ, Mark Jobbins.   The cloud-first approach that characterised many organisations’ first forays into cloud has been replaced with a more pragmatic, strategic mix of public and private cloud plus on-premises storage based on the type and quantity of data being stored.  This has created a complex environment in which organisations have data spread across multiple environments. Managing this data effectively is essential to maintain its value and decrease complexity. Businesses need to simplify the data layer while gaining the flexibility to manage and protect data more efficiently. To do this, they need a solution that works across cloud, on-premises infrastructure, and a hybrid environment. Keeping the environment more straightforward reduces the risks of gaps in visibility, making it...

Cloud computing: Microsoft sets out new data storage options for European customers

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Microsoft president Brad Smith has announced a new pledge for EU commercial customers, allowing them to store and process most of their data within the EU by the end of 2022. With the transatlantic Privacy Shield data transfer framwork in tatters, Microsoft is trying a new approach with a promise that European government and commercial customers can keep all their data in Microsoft's core cloud services in data centers located within the EU.  "If you are a commercial or public sector customer in the EU, we will go beyond our existing data storage commitments and enable you to process and store all your data in the EU," said Smith in a blogpost today. "In other words, we will not need to move your data outside the EU," he added. SEE: IT Data Center Green Energy Policy (TechRepublic Premium)Microsoft and other cloud providers...