It’s a glorious day for those with backup and recovery services to pitch, not to mention for those who are nipping at the heels of Amazon Web Service’s cloud empire. On the flip side, for those who just got word that their data is unrecoverable via a short letter, not to mention those who have been proclaiming cloud computing as the safe bet for mission critical applications–it’s been quite a bleak morning.
As the dust settles, both literally and figuratively, in Japan following the series of disasters more comprehansive assessments of the damage are emerging on a number of fronts–human, environmental, structural and otherwise. While clouds have played an important role in allowing global sharing and collaboration the datacenters that support them in Japan were put to the ultimate test.
While not yet a household name in the HPC sense, storage vendor Spectra Logic is methodically pursuing its HPC strategy, and its relatively newfound devotion to this market is starting to yield some results.