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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.

Follow the Money: Picking Technology Winners and Losers

Columnist Henry Newman bids a fond farewell with a final piece of advice.

Will the “Tape is Dead” Folks Please Sit Down?

Those vendors that claim tape is no longer viable for data storage usually have a vested interest in other storage media.

Software Defined Storage Deployments: Top Ten Tips

When it comes to Software Defined Storage deployments, beware of a rip and replace, and demand protection from vendors.

Tips for Better Deduplication

Although deduplication is mature technology, effective strategies for its use continue to evolve.

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?

The Day the Cloud Died: Planning for Cloud Failure

Cloud computing failure is far from a remote option, so businesses must have a plan to handle partial or complete cloud outages.

Software Defined Storage Challenges

Sure, Software Defined Storage has advantages, but its challenges are also significant.

Deduplication Appliance Buying Guide

While Gartner's Magic Quadrant for deduplication backup appliances names EMC and HP as leaders, Quantum and Exagrid also receiving good grades.

Object Storage vs. File Storage

Both object storage and file storage have their strengths, with the two systems being ideal for different environments.

Top 10 Ways to Improve Data Center Energy Efficiency

Data center energy efficiency becomes ever more important as storage needs continue to expand exponentially.

Object Storage Buying Guide

Object storage allows file data to be stored and preserved with its business context as additional meta-data.

Is Key-Value Data Storage in your Future?

Key-value storage is finding enormous interesting in the large capacity, lower performance storage world.

File, Sync and Share Storage Buying Guide

File, synch and share tools for data storage have proliferated greatly in the last two years.

Can Cloud Storage Costs Fall to Zero?

Cloud storage providers keep lowering their prices. How low can they go?

Has Software Defined Jumped the Shark?

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.

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.

Caching, Flash, Disk and Storage's Future

The relative importance of the technologies driving storage is shifting quickly.

Cloud Appliance Buying Guide

The cloud appliance sector is driven by the allure of commodity servers and hardware-agnostic software.

Choosing the Right Cloud Storage Provider

More and more data is leaving the confines of the enterprise for the cloud. Here's how to pick the right provider.

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.

Hybrid Cloud Storage Buying Guide, Part II

Hybrid cloud storage offers strong benefits for business and many more vendors are expected to move into this sector.

SAN Management Buyer's Guide

Despite rapid change in the data center, the Storage Area Network (SAN) remains a critical element of the storage infrastructure.

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