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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.

Data Storage Security: Securing the Physical Data Center

While many storage admins worry the most about network security, the physical security of data is also essential.

Data Storage: Who's Got the Encryption Key?

A vendor's assurance that your data is encrypted is not enough to protect yourself in all scenarios.

VMware's Virtual SAN Threatens Traditional Data Storage Models

VMware's Virtual SAN represents a major step forward in software defined storage -- one that is surely to be met by competitors.

Eight Ways to Avoid Cloud Storage Pricing Surprises

Cloud storage can be a cost saver, unless you fail to double check the details.

10 Ways to Reduce Virtual Data Loss in Storage Environments

Even for storage admins well versed in data handling, virtual environments pose an array of challenges.

Barracuda's Copy Storage Cloud Updates Get Enterprising

Copy gets ready for business with new features that improve security and support advanced workflows.

Open Source Storage Buying Guide

An overview of open source data storage solutions reveals that software defined has made big inroad in this sector.

Five More Hot Storage Startups

Keep an eye on these new storage vendors.

EMC Goes 'Wild' with Cloud and Big Data Strategy

The company unveiled a host of new products--including many with animal names--at EMC World.

Cancer, Big Data and Storage

As researchers find new uses for big data--like personalized cancer treatment--it could result in a data explosion larger than anyone has predicted.

Parallel Storage Clouds

The world is adopting cloud storage, but will they be disappointed when it is not able to keep up with computations? Is parallelism the answer?

Two Viable Open Source NAS Solutions

Both FreeNAS and OpenFiler offer solid options for open source NAS, with FreeNAS having a few advantages in regards to management and ease of use.

Software Defined Storage Startup SwiftStack Raises $6.1M

The VC funds keep pouring into storage startups, this time one that leverages OpenStack to 'cloudify' storage infrastructures.

IBM Storage Targets Big Data and the Cloud

Big Blue zeroes in on the hottest trends in enterprise IT with new XIV arrays, an updated data compression appliance and private cloud storage software.

The Rise and Fall of SAN Storage

What are the factors that are causing SAN storage to fall from dominance, and what does the rise of appliances mean for the storage industry?

EMC Melds Syncplicity Enterprise Cloud File Sharing with On-Premise Storage

Enterprise data storage provider blends cloud file sharing capabilities with the security and manageability of on-premise storage management.

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