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Big Data Storage Takes a Data Lake Swim

When it comes to effective Big Data Storage, the data lake plays a key role – and will play an ever larger role in the years ahead.

Back to IT School 2016: Storage 101 Now the Most Popular Class

When it comes to the disruptions created by flash, hyper-convergence and cloud, do you know your stuff?

Big Data Storage: Machine Learning and Scalable NAS

Tips on what to look for when researching massively scalable storage systems for the biggest big data – machine data.

Enterprise SSD and (Much) More: Can File Systems Keep Up?

With enterprise SSDs and other technology revolutionizing data storage, file systems face significant strain. What’s to be done?

Does 3D XPoint Spell the End for Flash Storage?

Intel and Micron's new storage technology is faster than flash and cheaper than DRAM. The big question is how it will be adopted.

Why Workloads Matter More Than IOPS or Streaming

The speed of your storage device doesn't always directly correspond to the amount of work it can get done.

Avoiding Arrays, Enterprises Caused a 2.2% Drop in Storage Market in Q4

Storage vendors saw their sales decline last quarter as the industry grappled with tepid demand for enterprise storage arrays, according to …

Rootkit Security: The Next Big Challenge

Henry Newman returns with a look at how to secure firmware against internal and external threats.

Is Optical Disc an Illusion?

Concerns about capacity and other perceived disadvantages lead some storage experts to doubt optical, yet some see value in the format.

Is the Dell/EMC Merger Good or Bad for Storage? Try Both

There may be some customer angst over suddenly unsupported storage products -- and there might be some quite happy customers.

Cloud Gateways in the Enterprise

Cloud storage gateways offer benefits like flexibility, file sharing and improved security.

The New Era of Secondary Storage HyperConvergence

Secondary hyperconvergence leverages the same sort of foundational scale out and distributed file system as hyperconverged primary storage, …

Five Technologies Improving Storage Performance

Deduplication, compression, object storage, IO-improving software and NVMe could help future storage systems deal with increasing data …

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?

Top Ten Software Defined Storage Tips, Gotchas and Cautions

Given the hype around Software Defined Storage, it’s important for users to understand the potential problems.

Data Copy Management Wants to Crush Your Copies

Data copy management offers a ket advantage in complex computing infrastructure, not only for data protection but also for business groups …

Flash is the New Flash

Flash technology as it exists has some limitations, yet the cost per gigabyte continues to improve. How is this possible?

Buying Guide to All Flash Arrays: Visionaries

A survey of flash storage vendors, including several that Gartner categorized as Visionaries in its MQ.

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 …

Top Tips for Implementing Data Storage Tape

Archival tape remains an essential storage option in a Big Data world with ever more data to backup.

Disk Array Buying Guide: Challengers and Visionaries

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

Tape Data Storage Buying Guide

Think tape is passé for data storage? Tape is not only highly popular, in some sectors its usage is growing.

Data Storage Benchmarking Guide

An overview of some of the leading data storage benchmarks.

Top Ten Data Storage Trends that Emerged in 2014

In the data storage world, interest in software defined seems to have waned, while the cloud is on the way up.

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