• The best of both worlds?

    Enterprise IT architects constantly have to balance conflicting demands for data storage: performance, cost, resilience and scalability.

    The result is a mixed ecosystem. We get object storage for large data sets and archives, file system-based NAS storage for unstructured data, and high performance arrays that use block for structured data in enterprise applications.

    But with ever growing volumes of unstructured data, there are drivers towards blending the scale of the cloud and the application compatibility of files to produce unified file and object storage.

    A single application could then access its data using either file or object, with

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  • Deutsche Bank in talks over sale of IT unit to TCS

    Deutsche Bank is in talks to sell one of its IT operations to Indian IT services giant Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), according to multiple reports.

    The bank is said to be looking to offload Postbank Systems, which it took control of when it acquired Postbank – the German post office retail bank – in 2008 during the global financial crisis.

    Postbank Systems provides IT services to Deutsche Bank’s retail banking operation.

    A sale would support the bank’s cost-cutting initiatives, announced in 2018. At the time of announcing the cuts, CEO Christian Sewing said measures would include reducing staff numbers

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