| Article Published February 17, 2015
The disk array is the foundation of today’s data storage infrastructure.
Tags : data storage, disk array
| Article Published February 03, 2015
Think tape is passé for data storage? Tape is not only highly popular, in some sectors its usage is growing.
Tags : data storage, tape storage
| Article Published January 29, 2015
Flash, “strategic flash,” and tape are among the expert recommendations. Plus: storage pros disagree about private clouds.
Tags : tape, archive, data storage
| Article Published January 28, 2015
A storage pundit criticizes the quality of a recent study conducted by Backblaze.
Tags : data storage, Backblaze, hard drives
| Article Published January 20, 2015
Getting the most from high performance data storage requires making the best data architecture decisions.
Tags : Lustre, data storage, HPC
| Article Published January 13, 2015
An overview of some of the leading data storage benchmarks.
Tags : benchmarks, data storage management, data storage
| Article Published January 08, 2015
A look at how IBM is navigating the many dramatic changes in the today’s data storage market.
Tags : data storage, IBM
| Article Published December 15, 2014
In the data storage world, interest in software defined seems to have waned, while the cloud is on the way up.
Tags : Storage, cloud computing, data storage, Flash
| Article Published December 09, 2014
A top-of-the-line WAN network must be able to serve data rapidly to end user populations that are increasingly mobile and often global.
Tags : WAN, data storage, wide area network
| Article Published December 02, 2014
An overview of some of the major solutions in the data archiving market.
Tags : data archiving, data storage
| Article Published November 17, 2014
Those vendors that claim tape is no longer viable for data storage usually have a vested interest in other storage media.
Tags : tape backup, data storage, tape storage
| Article Published November 13, 2014
When comparing Amazon Glacier and data storage tape for long term archiving, be aware of costs and logistics.
Tags : tape, data storage, Glacier, Amazon
| Article Published October 30, 2014
When comparing SSD vs. HDD, the performance winner is clear cut but reliability is a more complex issue.
Tags : hard disk drive, data storage, solid state drive, SSD, HDD
| Article Published October 23, 2014
Although deduplication is mature technology, effective strategies for its use continue to evolve.
Tags : dedupe, data storage, deduplication
| Article Published October 10, 2014
Sure, Software Defined Storage has advantages, but its challenges are also significant.
Tags : Virtualization Management, Software Defined Storage, data storage
| Article Published September 26, 2014
Both object storage and file storage have their strengths, with the two systems being ideal for different environments.
Tags : file storage, data storage, Object Storage
| Article Published August 28, 2014
The best data protection plan requires planning, scheduling and documentation -- among other key features.
Tags : backup, data protection, data storage
| Article Published August 18, 2014
Key-value storage is finding enormous interesting in the large capacity, lower performance storage world.
Tags : data storage management, data storage
| Article Published July 23, 2014
Unified data storage, dominated by large vendors, includes tools for SAN, NAS, shared virtual infrastructures and new hybrid cloud IT models.
Tags : hybrid cloud, Unified Storage, data storage, unified storage system
| Article Published July 09, 2014
The future of data storage is in flux as legacy storage vendors face a dizzying array of challenges.
Tags : Flash, enterprise storage, Software Defined Storage, cloud computing, SDS, data storage
| Article Published July 07, 2014
Proponents of unified data storage systems claim that their converged approach helps simplify operation.
Tags : appliance, Unified Storage, storage appliance, data storage
| Article Published July 02, 2014
Data storage backup is easy to do inefficiently. Best practices require some careful thought.
Tags : data storage, Disaster Response team, disaster recovery, backup
| Article Published June 24, 2014
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.
Tags : data storage, enterprise storage, Sata drives, SATA, SAS
| Article Published June 19, 2014
While not the sexy topic it once was, data storage backup still sells a lot of software.
Tags : data storage, data backup, data storage management
| Article Published April 08, 2014
While many storage admins worry the most about network security, the physical security of data is also essential.
Tags : Data Center Manager, storage security, Security Essentials, data storage
| Article Published March 31, 2014
Sure, solid state drives get all the buzz, but hard disk drives are still a key tool in data storage. Here are some of the latest products available from HDD OEMs.
Tags : enterprise storage, HDD, Hard Disk Drives, data storage
| Article Published February 18, 2014
Even for storage admins well versed in data handling, virtual environments pose an array of challenges.
Tags : storage virtualization, virtual storage, virtual machine, data storage
| Article Published February 10, 2014
An overview of open source data storage solutions reveals that software defined has made big inroad in this sector.
Tags : open source, enterprise storage, data storage
| Article Published January 29, 2014
Although adoption is still limited, leading storage experts say QoS will eventually be part of most enterprise storage systems.
Tags : QoS, enterprise storage, data storage, quality of service
| Article Published January 15, 2014
From which technologies are favored to which vendors are leading the way, the data storage market is changing dramatically.
Tags : disk drive, CPU, data strategy, Servers & Services, RAID, data storage
| Article Published January 03, 2014
Hybrid cloud storage offers significant cost savings, but beware of over-hyped solutions that don’t offer all of this technology’s true benefits.
Tags : Cloud Storage, cloud computing, data storage, hybrid cloud
| Article Published December 20, 2013
A survey of some of the flash-based storage products that have gained attention from enterprise buyers.
Tags : SDS, Flash Storage, data storage, Flash
| Article Published December 09, 2013
A noted data storage pundit fearlessly predicts the future for flash, SAS, SATA, NAS and many other key data storage technologies.
Tags : SAS, enterprise storage, data storage, Flash, PCI, SATA
| Article Published December 03, 2013
Flash, storage tiering, and 'software defined' were among the hot trends in the data storage market.
Tags : tiered storage, cloud computing, Object Storage, data storage, Flash
| Article Published November 19, 2013
Hyperconvergence, a technology that integrates commodity hardware into a single appliance, is playing a growing role in data storage.
Tags : storage appliance, hyperconvergence, data storage, convergence
| Article Published November 19, 2013
As the data storage market churns with the old guard fending off the newcomers, where is enterprise storage headed?
Tags : enterprise storage, data center management, data storage, Flash, solid state drives
| Article Published November 11, 2013
A data storage expert offer techniques to help squeeze your expanding data into finite storage capacity.
Tags : deduplication, enterprise storage, dedupe, data storage
| Article Published October 31, 2013
Even as flash storage overtakes the enterprise, a still more innovative technology is potentially poised to overtake flash.
Tags : Flash, data storage, enterprise storage
| Article Published October 29, 2013
The one RING? Storage startup blurs the lines between file and object storage.
Tags : network file system, NFS, Cloud Storage, data storage, cloud computing
| Article Published October 28, 2013
A look at some of the tools and solutions that comprise software defined data storage.
Tags : Software Defined Storage, data storage, virtual storage
| Article Published October 23, 2013
At the big data storage conference, attendees talked about the collapse of Nirvanix, the value of tape and how cloud is changing data storage.
Tags : cloud computing, data storage, storage networking, tape backup
| Article Published October 22, 2013
New data storage products from the industry confab reveal many future directions in the storage market.
Tags : data storage, Flash, enterprise storage, storage networking
| Article Published October 17, 2013
The trend toward software defined is gaining steam in all IT sectors. But is it a good fit for storage and networking?
Tags : networking, SDN, data storage, Software Defined Storage
| Article Published September 30, 2013
Contrary to the hype, tape is far from dead in the data storage market.
Tags : tape storage, data storage, tape
| Article Published September 24, 2013
Enormous excitement over flash storage is driving a flurry of SSD acquisitions. Dot-com mania, anyone?
Tags : SSD, data storage, Flash, SAN
| Article Published September 23, 2013
When implementing a virtual SAN, avoid “rip and replace," and watch out for extra overhead.
Tags : Storage Area Networking, SAN, virtualization, data storage
| Article Published September 19, 2013
New self-learning software and hardware combo from the company helps businesses take non-disruptive baby steps toward flash-accelerated applications and IT workloads.
Tags : SSD, Flash, data storage, Violin Memory, storage migration
| Article Published September 16, 2013
An overview of the options in virtual storage area networks from VMware, DataCore, HP, Sanbolic, and NetApp.
Tags : virtual storage, data storage, SAN