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A Trip Down the I/O Data Path

Henry Newman's monthly column takes an in-depth look at the I/O data path from the application through the operating system.

Benchmarking Storage Systems

Storage benchmarks are widely cited by vendors, yet benchmark components like hardware and software can have a significant effect on the performance, reliability and price of the storage system. In this ongoing series, we outline the changes and controversies of storage benchmarks to better arm storage consumers.

Cloud Storage and Cloud Computing

Will enterprises trust their data to clouds -- and will clouds be up to the challenge?

Compliance, Regulation And Storage

Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPAA don't have to be the death knell for companies concerned about retaining files, as vendors step up to comfort them with new products.

Disaster Recovery and Continuity

Issues to consider as you craft a business continuity and disaster recovery plan.

Google's Data Ambitions

Google's ambitious plan to control enterprise data could have a big effect on the storage market.

Meeting Virtualization's Storage Demands

Server and desktop virtualization put a lot of demands on storage. Is your storage network up to the task?

NAS and Shared File Systems

NAS may be cheaper, but sometimes the extra performance of a shared file system may be worth it.

Robert Burns Interview

Solid State Storage Catches On

High prices and a down economy haven't kept flash-based solid state drives from catching on with enterprise storage users.

Storage and the Small Business

Small and mid-sized businesses are the fastest-growing segment of the storage market, but their needs can be quite different than their enterprise counterparts.

Storage As A Service Catches On

With EMC, IBM, Dell and Google moving into online backup and e-mail archiving, the storage services market may have finally arrived.

Storage Case Studies

The Storage Case Studies series presents in-depth looks at how enterprises of various types have tackled and conquered specific storage challenges.

Storage Connections: Standards and Certifications

Storage in the Mid-Range

Nurtured over the past decade in the relative affluence of large data center budgets, SAN solutions are now poised to penetrate the vast middle market. This series looks at how new, lower cost storage technologies are spurring the adoption of SANs by SMBs.

Storage Interviews

Industry heavyweights chime in on the state of the storage industry and offer their perspective on the developments and challenges that will shape the future of enterprise storage.

Storage Networking

The latest in storage networking news and trends.

Storage Outsourcing

A look at storage outsourcing issues.

Storage Power and Cooling Issues Heat Up

Storage takes up much of the energy in data centers, and users are asking for some relief.

Tackling Storage Management

Taking a look at the relevant and often complex management issues encountered in today's storage industry.

The Basic Principles of Network Storage

The Growth of Open Source Storage

We chronicle the rise of open-source and Linux-based storage technologies.

The State of IP Storage

The latest in this important new storage technology.

The Storage Basics Series

Specifically designed for the storage newcomer, the Storage Basics series introduces readers to relevant storage topics with easy-to-understand articles. The series is also useful for those interested in quickly learning about specific storage topics.

The Storage Compliance Boom

New laws and regulations are creating headaches for end users -- and opportunity for storage vendors.

The Storage Focus Series

The Storage Focus series offers in-depth examination of specific enterprise storage topics. The series is designed to provide more advanced instruction than our Storage Basics series.

The Storage Outlook

We delve into our crystal ball and reveals what the future holds for storage technologies and the storage industry in general.

The Storage Security Series

This series takes an in-depth look at the state of storage security, and includes articles that address what you can do today to protect your storage investments and what technologies are on the horizon to help improve security.

The Tale of the Tape

Will your data be there when you need it?