Although deduplication is mature technology, effective strategies for its use continue to evolve.
Storage Technology Section Index
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.
The cloud appliance sector is driven by the allure of commodity servers and hardware-agnostic software.
More and more data is leaving the confines of the enterprise for the cloud. Here's how to pick the right provider.
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 offers strong benefits for business and many more vendors are expected to move into this sector.
Despite rapid change in the data center, the Storage Area Network (SAN) remains a critical element of the storage infrastructure.
While many storage admins worry the most about network security, the physical security of data is also essential.
A vendor's assurance that your data is encrypted is not enough to protect yourself in all scenarios.
VMware's Virtual SAN represents a major step forward in software defined storage -- one that is surely to be met by competitors.
Cloud storage can be a cost saver, unless you fail to double check the details.