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 it's appropriate.
Storage Hardware Section Index
An overview of storage vendors that Gartner identifies as challengers and visionaries.
For effective disk array, remember to match the array to the application, and make the most of virtualization.
The disk array is the foundation of today’s data storage infrastructure.
In an effort to increase drive capacity, manufacturers have created a new type of hard drive called a Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR).
A storage pundit criticizes the quality of a recent study conducted by Backblaze.
An overview of some of the major solutions in the data archiving market.
When comparing SSD vs. HDD, the performance winner is clear cut but reliability is a more complex issue.
Hybrid data storage systems that combine LTFS tape and disk promise low cost storage that’s faster than the cloud and almost as scalable.
Flash storage has come a long way and is now replacing 15k RPM drives. Who are the big flash storage vendors?
Unified data storage, dominated by large vendors, includes tools for SAN, NAS, shared virtual infrastructures and new hybrid cloud IT models.
The future of data storage is in flux as legacy storage vendors face a dizzying array of challenges.
Proponents of unified data storage systems claim that their converged approach helps simplify operation.
The SAS vs. SATA debate is often framed as the “price favorite” vs. the “enterprise favorite.” Here’s an in in-depth look at the issue.
Whatever a flash array vendor says, there’s no substitute for testing in your own environment and under your own specific workloads.
Hitachi’s recent launch focused on four key foundations for IT infrastructure.
The Internet of Things and the rise of the Third Platform, among other emerging trends.
Despite what some experts predict, enterprise SSDs are likely to be more expensive than HDDs for some time.
New storage vendors that want to challenge legacy providers for enterprise business need to have five key capabilities.
To choose a disk drive that's best for your needs, compare the specs from the major disk drive vendors.
Riding the growing interest in flash storage, Dell claims to offer “flash at the price of disk solutions.”
A data storage pundit questions a recent blog posting that provides analysis of the disk drive selection process.
From which technologies are favored to which vendors are leading the way, the data storage market is changing dramatically.
A survey of some of the flash-based storage products that have gained attention from enterprise buyers.
A noted data storage pundit fearlessly predicts the future for flash, SAS, SATA, NAS and many other key data storage technologies.