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 it's appropriate.
Storage Technology Section Index
Archival tape remains an essential storage option in a Big Data world with ever more data to backup.
An overview of storage vendors that Gartner identifies as challengers and visionaries.
Think tape is passé for data storage? Tape is not only highly popular, in some sectors its usage is growing.
An overview of some of the leading data storage benchmarks.
In the data storage world, interest in software defined seems to have waned, while the cloud is on the way up.
Columnist Henry Newman bids a fond farewell with a final piece of advice.
Those vendors that claim tape is no longer viable for data storage usually have a vested interest in other storage media.
When it comes to Software Defined Storage deployments, beware of a rip and replace, and demand protection from vendors.
Although deduplication is mature technology, effective strategies for its use continue to evolve.
Flash storage has come a long way and is now replacing 15k RPM drives. Who are the big flash storage vendors?
Cloud computing failure is far from a remote option, so businesses must have a plan to handle partial or complete cloud outages.
Sure, Software Defined Storage has advantages, but its challenges are also significant.
While Gartner's Magic Quadrant for deduplication backup appliances names EMC and HP as leaders, Quantum and Exagrid also receiving good grades.
Both object storage and file storage have their strengths, with the two systems being ideal for different environments.
Data center energy efficiency becomes ever more important as storage needs continue to expand exponentially.
Object storage allows file data to be stored and preserved with its business context as additional meta-data.
Key-value storage is finding enormous interesting in the large capacity, lower performance storage world.
File, synch and share tools for data storage have proliferated greatly in the last two years.
Cloud storage providers keep lowering their prices. How low can they go?
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.
The future of data storage is in flux as legacy storage vendors face a dizzying array of challenges.
Proponents of unified data storage systems claim that their converged approach helps simplify operation.
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.
The relative importance of the technologies driving storage is shifting quickly.