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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 scalable.

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 in-depth look at the issue.

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.”

Selecting a Disk Drive: How Not to Do Research

A data storage pundit questions a recent blog posting that provides analysis of the disk drive selection process.

Data Storage's Changing Status Quo

From which technologies are favored to which vendors are leading the way, the data storage market is changing dramatically.

Flash Data Storage: Product Overview

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

Data Storage: Reviewing 2013, Forecasting 2014

A noted data storage pundit fearlessly predicts the future for flash, SAS, SATA, NAS and many other key data storage technologies.

The Company That Could Replace Flash Storage with Nanotubes

Even as flash storage overtakes the enterprise, a still more innovative technology is potentially poised to overtake flash.

Tulips, Dot-coms and SANs: Why the SSD Buyout Craze Won't End Well

Enormous excitement over flash storage is driving a flurry of SSD acquisitions. Dot-com mania, anyone?

Violin Memory to Ease Flash Storage Migration with Maestro

New self-learning software and hardware combo from the company helps businesses take non-disruptive baby steps toward flash-accelerated applications and IT workloads.

Flash Storage Buying Guide

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

Six Hybrid Storage Tips

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

EMC Acquires Flash-Savvy Storage Startup ScaleIO

Weeks after details of the buy emerged, EMC finally cops to snapping up the server-side storage software company.

Storage TCO

The upfront purchase price is just a fraction of the total costs associated with storage arrays.

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