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Storage Users Speak: Data Lakes, DR, Big Data, Virtualization, the Cloud

Data storage administrators at a variety of companies talk about their approach to improving data storage efficiency.

NVMe: The Golden Ticket for Faster Flash Storage?

This technology could help eliminate bottlenecks and make flash, storage and applications faster.

EMC: Keeping Core Technologies Fresh, Active and Relevant

Hot storage products like XtremIO 4.0 and VMAX3 were on display at EMC World 2015.

Elite Eight Flash Data Storage Tips

Just as the NCAA basketball tournament whittles down to the elite eight, we offer eight elite tips for flash storage.

9 Tips for Getting the Most out of Flash Data Storage

Contrary to vendor hype, flash isn't the answer to all data storage problems. Yet it does make a huge difference in those situations where …

Disk Array Buying Guide: Challengers and Visionaries

An overview of storage vendors that Gartner identifies as challengers and visionaries.

Disk Array Implementation Tips

For effective disk array, remember to match the array to the application, and make the most of virtualization.

General Purpose Disk Array Buying Guide

The disk array is the foundation of today’s data storage infrastructure.

Shingled Drives for Re-Roofing Your Storage?

In an effort to increase drive capacity, manufacturers have created a new type of hard drive called a Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR).

Backblaze: Is the Earth Flat?

A storage pundit criticizes the quality of a recent study conducted by Backblaze.

Data Archiving Buying Guide

An overview of some of the major solutions in the data archiving market.

SSD vs. HDD: Performance and Reliability

When comparing SSD vs. HDD, the performance winner is clear cut but reliability is a more complex issue.

LTFS Tape-Disk Hybrid Storage: Who Needs Cloud?

Hybrid data storage systems that combine LTFS tape and disk promise low cost storage that’s faster than the cloud and almost as …

Ten Leading Vendors in Flash Storage

Flash storage has come a long way and is now replacing 15k RPM drives. Who are the big flash storage vendors?

Unified Data Storage Buying Guide

Unified data storage, dominated by large vendors, includes tools for SAN, NAS, shared virtual infrastructures and new hybrid cloud IT models.

Data Storage's Future: Disruption Ahead

The future of data storage is in flux as legacy storage vendors face a dizzying array of challenges.

Unified Storage Appliance Buying Guide

Proponents of unified data storage systems claim that their converged approach helps simplify operation.

SAS vs. SATA

The SAS vs. SATA debate is often framed as the “price favorite” vs. the “enterprise favorite.” Here’s an in …

Buying Guide: Flash Arrays

Whatever a flash array vendor says, there’s no substitute for testing in your own environment and under your own specific workloads.

Hitachi Data Systems: Continuous Cloud Infrastructure

Hitachi’s recent launch focused on four key foundations for IT infrastructure.

Seven Big Surprises from EMC World

The Internet of Things and the rise of the Third Platform, among other emerging trends.

SSD vs. HDD Pricing: Seven Myths That Need Correcting

Despite what some experts predict, enterprise SSDs are likely to be more expensive than HDDs for some time.

The Enterprise Storage Market: What It Will Take to Win This Year?

New storage vendors that want to challenge legacy providers for enterprise business need to have five key capabilities.

How to Choose a Hard Drive

To choose a disk drive that's best for your needs, compare the specs from the major disk drive vendors.

Dell EqualLogic Storage Array Buying Guide

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

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