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Hybrid Cloud Storage Buying Guide

More companies are adopting a hybrid cloud storage model as cloud storage plays an increasing role in the enterprise.

Buying Guide for Enterprise Hard Drives

Sure, solid state drives get all the buzz, but hard disk drives are still a key tool in data storage. Here are some of the latest products available from HDD OEMs.

Cloud-Storage Mergers and Acquisitions: What’s Going On?

The pattern of furiously flying dollars reveals key trends in the storage business.

Eight Ways to Avoid Cloud Storage Pricing Surprises

Cloud storage can be a cost saver, unless you fail to double check the details.

10 Ways to Reduce Virtual Data Loss in Storage Environments

Even for storage admins well versed in data handling, virtual environments pose an array of challenges.

Open Source Storage Buying Guide

An overview of open source data storage solutions reveals that software defined has made big inroad in this sector.

Dell EqualLogic Storage Array Buying Guide

Riding the growing interest in flash storage, Dell claims to offer “flash at the price of disk solutions.”

Flash Data Storage: Product Overview

A survey of some of the flash-based storage products that have gained attention from enterprise buyers.

New Combo: Software Defined Storage, Networking

A look at leading solutions in software defined networking reveals that this sector is converging with software defined storage.

Top Ten Storage Trends of 2013

Flash, storage tiering, and 'software defined' were among the hot trends in the data storage market.

Data Storage: Hyperconvergence Buying Guide

Hyperconvergence, a technology that integrates commodity hardware into a single appliance, is playing a growing role in data storage.

Software Defined Storage: Getting Down to Specifics

A look at some of the tools and solutions that comprise software defined data storage.

Storage Networking World: From Tape to Cloud

At the big data storage conference, attendees talked about the collapse of Nirvanix, the value of tape and how cloud is changing data storage.

Seven Hot Products from Storage Networking World

New data storage products from the industry confab reveal many future directions in the storage market.

Tape Data Storage Market: Buying Guide

Contrary to the hype, tape is far from dead in the data storage market.

Top Ten Tips for Implementing a Virtual SAN

When implementing a virtual SAN, avoid “rip and replace," and watch out for extra overhead.

Virtual SAN Buying Guide

An overview of the options in virtual storage area networks from VMware, DataCore, HP, Sanbolic, and NetApp.

Hyper-V Storage Buying Guide

An extensive round-up of data storage solutions from vendors with products designed for use with Microsoft’s Hyper-V.

IT Disaster Recovery: Automate, Virtualize

When the unforeseen hits, an IT department needs a pre-set response pattern to lessen the chaos.

Five Tips for Hyper-V Storage

Hyper-V is gaining popularity as a virtualization solution, yet some businesses could make better use of it.

Flash Storage Buying Guide

These companies offer Flash and hybrid storage solutions for a variety of uses.

Five More Hot Storage Startups

Keep an eye on these new storage vendors.

Disaster Recovery Buyers Guide

These vendors provide a wide array of disaster recovery and business continuity services.

Six Hybrid Storage Tips

Most users can benefit from a mix of HDDs and flash.

Six Tips for Media Storage in a Big Data World

Media and entertainment companies need plenty of storage capacity, as well as analytics capabilities.

Eight Tips for Implementing a DR Program

Plan now to make sure you're prepared when a disaster hits.

Media and Entertainment Storage Buying Guide

These four storage systems give media and entertainment companies the performance, features and capacity they need.

Deduplication Appliances Buying Guide

These PBBAs from Quantum, HP, EMC and Symantec include built-in deduplication.

File Sync and Share Buying Guide

These vendors offer cloud-based file sync and sharing services that are suitable for enterprises.

Ten Things You Need to Know about Enterprise File Sync and Share

Unless you provide your end users with an EFSS solution, they will use consumer versions, exposing your organization to security risks.

Top Ten Takeaways from EMC World

Cloud storage, big data and the software-defined trend played major roles at the event.

EMC Goes 'Wild' with Cloud and Big Data Strategy

The company unveiled a host of new products--including many with animal names--at EMC World.

Cloud Gateway/Cloud Management Buying Guide

These vendors offer cloud gateway products that make managing data stored in the cloud more like managing data stored on a local NAS or SAN.

Eight Cloud Storage Pitfalls to Avoid

Before you rush into a cloud storage arrangement, be sure to ask these questions.

Top Ten Storage Appliances

These appliances offer deduplication, backup, acceleration and other services for your storage systems.

VDI Enablement Buying Guide

A growing number of storage vendors are releasing virtual desktop infrastructure products.

Ten Tips for Storing Social Data

Social data is different from other types of data, so it has unique storage management needs.

10 Things to Know Before You Go into the Cloud

Doing your homework can help you avoid mistakes when it comes to selecting a cloud storage provider.

Eight Big Data Storage Stars

These storage management solutions complement Hadoop.

Six Hot Storage Startups

These young companies are offering products related big data, the cloud, virtualization and SSDs.

Big Data Storage Buying Guide

Analysts advise managers to think strategically and consider their security needs when it comes to big data storage.

Public Cloud Storage Buying Guide

See how five of the top public cloud storage services stack up.

High Availability Storage Consulting Buying Guide

These vendors can help you design your storage architecture for high availability.

Big Data NAS Buying Guide

Several vendors offer network storage solutions designed to handle Big Data.

Software-Defined Storage Buyers Guide

These four products provide flexible, scalable software-defined storage.

Five Cost-Effective Storage Options

Storage software and cloud offerings from Tarmin, Quantum, NovaStor, Caringo and Pivot3.

Top 5 Backup Trends (Plus Five Bonus Trends for Active Archiving)

Deduplication and virtualization continue to be hot topics.

Affordable Flash Storage Buying Guide

The performance benefits of flash storage combined with its falling prices means this option is getting ever more popular.

Bringing Clarity to Cloud Storage

TeamQuest claims its solution helps monitor the performance and capacity of both SAN storage and related infrastructure.

Tape Archiving Buyer's Guide

A spotlight on IBM, HP and Overland tape archiving products.

Seven Solid Cloud Storage Apps

Worthwhile cloud storage products from VMTurbo, dinCloud, Kinetic D, Tarmin, VeriStor, Asigra and Egnyte.

Tape Storage Buying Guide

Spectra Logic, Tandberg Data and Oracle all have noteworthy new tape storage tools.

Disk Archiving Buying Guide

Enterprise archive storage options include the Dell DX Object Storage Platform, NetApp Snaplock and HP StoreAll X9730.

Disaster Recovery: IT Pros Handle Hurricane Sandy

IT professionals talk about disaster recovery in response to the mega-storm. Plus: 10 lessons learned for the next natural disaster.