Vendors like HPE are bridging the gap between data centers and the cloud with on-demand enterprise SSD storage systems.
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Standard high capacity SSDs will soon hold 60TB, while M.2 high capacity SSDs can store just 2TB. But they do have some advantages that make them worth considering.
High capacity SSDs will clearly play an ever growing role in enterprise data storage.
Cloud storage problems are potentially numerous, unless you strategize to avoid them.
Hoping for a thousand-fold enterprise SSD speed gain from 3D XPoint? Think again.
Network fabrics make NVMe enterprise SSD arrays behave like DAS, resulting in drastic drops in latency.
Cloud storage service providers need data centers all over the world. So how do the major players compare?
Organizations that can classify their data accurately can profit from emerging tiered storage layers.
Intel and Micron's new storage technology is faster than flash and cheaper than DRAM. The big question is how it will be adopted.
Google provides a glimpse of the hard drives of tomorrow.
New manufacturing techniques are making solid state storage arrays the best solution for an increasingly broad array of applications.
Hybrid data storage systems that combine LTFS tape and disk promise low cost storage that’s faster than the cloud and almost as scalable.
Data center energy efficiency becomes ever more important as storage needs continue to expand exponentially.
Cloud storage providers keep lowering their prices. How low can they go?
The future of data storage is in flux as legacy storage vendors face a dizzying array of challenges.
VMware's Virtual SAN represents a major step forward in software defined storage -- one that is surely to be met by competitors.
Although adoption is still limited, leading storage experts say QoS will eventually be part of most enterprise storage systems.
New improvements in the way cache is managed in virtualized environments may lead to big benefits.
The upfront purchase price is just a fraction of the total costs associated with storage arrays.
Read the fine print carefully before signing on the bottom line with a cloud storage vendor.
Just as virtualization and software-defined networking are transforming the data center, SDS is poised to have a huge impact on storage.
A good option for SMBs, host-based replication offers significant savings over array-based replication.
For many big data applications, it reduces costs and saves time to do processing in the storage device instead of transferring data to other systems.
Never has so much data been stored, and never has so much been at risk. Encryption is critical to keeping your data safe, but it is only the first step in ensuring that your data is usable to those who need it.
Server virtualization continues to pose serious challenges for storage systems and the administrators that maintain them. Much of this is due to how storage intensive server virtualization is is. Learn what you can do to mitigate the bottleneck.
When Thailand suffered massive flooding in late 2011, it sent a huge jolt to the hard disk drive storage market. The impact continues to be felt, but how deep is it and how long will it be felt?
Complying with privacy and data protections laws and the numerous regulations designed to protect sensitive and confidential customer information can get expensive. But noncompliance is more costly. Follow these four simple guidelines to reduce your compliance costs while remaining compliant.
There are some good reasons why Sun's open source ZFS file system is so popular.
WAN optimization promises huge gains in network performance, but how does it accomplish that?
IronKey has developed a system for enterprises to manage and control risky flash drives.
The market for WAN optimization is maturing, but companies like Riverbed and Blue Coat are still going strong.
NetEx says its HyperIP protocol can restore data quickly from remote replication sites.
Some analysts say the answer is yes and perhaps sooner than you think.
A recent move by the software giant suggests that it thinks the future of storage is in the cloud.
A new service brings data center automation within reach of small businesses.
One analyst thinks data center automation will be here within five years, which means you better start planning for it now.
They're early in development, but some new technologies hold promise for reducing server virtualization's demand on storage environments.
Virtual machines are a big drain on storage resources. Here's a few steps you can take to control them.
VMware may be worried about Microsoft's virtualization entry, but storage users will have to wait a while for Hyper-V's functionality to rival that of VMware.
RAID, NAS and sophisticated backup schemes have moved from enterprises into homes. So which high-end storage technologies could be next to work their way into the family den?
From iPods to USB memory sticks, consumer storage devices present potential security threats, and companies have sprung up to fill the need.
Storage users will have to wait for Windows Storage Server 2008, but Server 2008 will give them plenty of storage features to play with until then.
As data losses go, the British government's 2007 fiasco will be hard to top.
The server virtualization leader aims to manage everything in data centers with help from storage vendors.
Storage automation is gaining thanks to its server counterpart, but it still has a ways to go.
With increasing regulatory demands and complex technology, storage security has become a discipline in its own right. Still, many companies don't include it in their security plans.