Make sure these 5 questions are on your list to ask when buying object storage; the uncommon questions can make a big difference longterm
My son left for college yesterday. To say it’s been a winding path to get here is an understatement. Our search took us all over the country as he tried to find the right fit for him. Adding in the impact of Covid-19, one can appreciate how difficult making a major life decision can be without all the information. Luckily, with the power of the internet, he was able to obtain information that he never got to ask in person. But as we packed up his belongings to move with him to his new dorm, a whole slew of questions that we didn’t think to ask while making his decision came up.
We feel good about the easy things to understand (what are the dorms like, where are the dining commons, is the department for his area of study reputable), but we wish we had known to ask for more information. For example, how much storage space is there in the dorm room, are there late-night food options on campus, and how can he engage the alumni network to help with internships/summer jobs? While these may not seem like big items, they will directly impact his life.
By Megan Cater, Senior Manager of Digital Content at Signiant Increasingly over the past few years, IT managers in the M&E sector have had to juggle a far more complex storage landscape, mostly due to the massive surge in data witnessed in the industry. Trends — like the continued increase in frame and resolution rates, the rapid adoption of virtual/augmented reality, and the massive amounts of raw footage capture required for reality-based programming, sports events and feature films — are generating much larger files. And newer storage technologies have emerged to handle them. Not only do IT managers have to keep up with evolving storage technologies, they have to understand how each will interact with their entire software stack and if they will support both short and long-term business goals. The result often includes an array of tiered storage types that, for many companies, are distributed across multiple on-premises locations as well as across different cloud providers and regions. Often the larger the company (or for companies that have been through mergers and acquisitions) the more complex the situation. In those cases, IT managers can face storage and software incompatibilities along with different legacy, active and new storage solutions from...
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