When it comes to Software Defined Storage deployments, beware of a rip and replace, and demand protection from vendors.
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Although deduplication is mature technology, effective strategies for its use continue to evolve.
Cloud computing failure is far from a remote option, so businesses must have a plan to handle partial or complete cloud outages.
Sure, Software Defined Storage has advantages, but its challenges are also significant.
While Gartner's Magic Quadrant for deduplication backup appliances names EMC and HP as leaders, Quantum and Exagrid also receiving good grades.
Both object storage and file storage have their strengths, with the two systems being ideal for different environments.
Data integrity, security and format migration across decades will require new software and standards.
HPC file systems offer many potential benefits, but the technology needs some important features before it will be ready for widespread enterprise adoption.
MapR Technologies delivers an enterprise-class distribution for Apache Hadoop with an in-Hadoop NoSQL database.
The best data protection plan requires planning, scheduling and documentation -- among other key features.
Object storage allows file data to be stored and preserved with its business context as additional meta-data.
Key-value storage is finding enormous interesting in the large capacity, lower performance storage world.
Cloud computing is changing disaster recovery, from pricing to methodology.
Cloud storage providers keep lowering their prices. How low can they go?
The term 'software defined' is now so over used it may have no meaning at all. Yet there are key factors to bear in mind for your SD deployment.
Unified data storage, dominated by large vendors, includes tools for SAN, NAS, shared virtual infrastructures and new hybrid cloud IT models.
The open source community needs to begin researching ways to control system resources like storage queues, memory and network bandwidth.
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.
While not the sexy topic it once was, data storage backup still sells a lot of software.
Open source storage software applications to help individuals and organizations prepare for and recover from disaster situations.
The Internet of Things and the rise of the Third Platform, among other emerging trends.
More companies are adopting a hybrid cloud storage model as cloud storage plays an increasing role in the enterprise.
While many storage admins worry the most about network security, the physical security of data is also essential.