The new Google Drive cloud storage service offers 5GB of storage and some nice features, but it's not yet an undisputed winner.
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Recent implementation and subsequent withdrawal of part of VMware's VAAI feature set illustrate the risks in the growing complexity of modern storage.
If you haven't heard of Gluster yet, here's a quick look at what makes it different than most other scale-out NAS solutions.
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