Scott Stanton

Scott Stanton


Recent posts by Scott Stanton

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Why SyncIQ Customers are Switching to Igneous

By Scott Stanton on October 16, 2020

Are You on a SyncIQ Treadmill?

For data-centric organizations, unstructured data growth is a real problem. Finding the budget, people, and physical space for all that storage is getting harder and harder. And protecting that data is a growing problem, too. As your primary NAS footprint grows, your storage vendors will tell you that backups at that scale are “impossible”. If you want to protect that data, they tell you, the only option you have is replication. If you are a Dell/EMC Isilon customer, their answer to your backup problem is replication using SyncIQ.

Of course, using replication is an opportunity for them to sell you more – more nodes, more disk, more footprint, more licensing. They don’t actually try to solve the underlying problem because they’d rather sell you more stuff and they can’t do backup at scale. Instead, they pretend that replication is actually backup and that you have no choice but to buy twice as much of everything.

It’s a good strategy – for them. For you, it means buying more Isilon – surrendering more rack space to hold those new nodes and locking yourself ever deeper into their ecosystem – whether it actually solves your business needs or not. Even if they give you SyncIQ at no cost, it’s a long way from being free. And constant data growth means this hardware expansion treadmill just gets faster and faster, making it harder for you to keep up while costs skyrocket.

Topics: replication
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Google Archive and Igneous save research company 64% over SyncIQ

By Scott Stanton on September 2, 2020

A large research and life sciences organization was looking to reduce storage costs by replacing their Isilon SyncIQ replication solution. To eliminate their dependency on hardware, it turned to Igneous and Google Archive. The result? 4PB of data migrated to the cloud in just weeks and a massive 64% reduction in storage costs. The company is now committed to Igneous for strategic management of their remaining multiple 10’s of petabytes of data across on premises and Google cloud storage.   

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AWS DataSync, AWS Storage Gateway and Igneous DataProtect

By Scott Stanton on June 30, 2020

“If your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.”

Topics: Backup and Archive Data Protection Data Movement Backup to Cloud
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GDPR and CCPA: Complicating the Management of Unstructured Data

By Scott Stanton on March 26, 2020

Backup data and the “Right to be Forgotten”

The European Union’s GDPR and California’s CCPA are heavily focused on people’s “right to be forgotten”. These laws mean that anyone can now require a company to delete all personal data they might have on them, and companies that don’t comply face stiff penalties.

Topics: Data Management
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The Truth About Cloud Native

By Scott Stanton on March 5, 2020

What does cloud native mean?

Lots of organizations claim that their products are “cloud native”. Are they really? And why should you care?

To start, if you have ever seen a message like “Five reasons to upgrade” to the next version - the software was not cloud native. 

Topics: Backup and Archive Scale-out Architecture Cloud-Native Architecture

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