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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.

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 …

Object Storage vs. File Storage

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

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