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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.
Tags : tape backup, tape storage, data storage

Amazon Glacier vs. On-Premise Tape

When comparing Amazon Glacier and data storage tape for long term archiving, be aware of costs and logistics.
Tags : tape, data storage, Glacier, Amazon

SSD vs. HDD: Performance and Reliability

When comparing SSD vs. HDD, the performance winner is clear cut but reliability is a more complex issue.
Tags : HDD, SSD, hard disk drive, solid state drive, data storage

Tips for Better Deduplication

Although deduplication is mature technology, effective strategies for its use continue to evolve.
Tags : deduplication, data storage, dedupe

Software Defined Storage Challenges

Sure, Software Defined Storage has advantages, but its challenges are also significant.
Tags : data storage, Software Defined Storage, Virtualization Management

Object Storage vs. File Storage

Both object storage and file storage have their strengths, with the two systems being ideal for different environments.
Tags : file storage, Object Storage, data storage

Top Ten Data Protection Tips

The best data protection plan requires planning, scheduling and documentation -- among other key features.
Tags : backup, data protection, data storage

Is Key-Value Data Storage in your Future?

Key-value storage is finding enormous interesting in the large capacity, lower performance storage world.
Tags : data storage management, data storage

Unified Data Storage Buying Guide

Unified data storage, dominated by large vendors, includes tools for SAN, NAS, shared virtual infrastructures and new hybrid cloud IT models.
Tags : unified storage system, hybrid cloud, Unified Storage, data storage

Data Storage's Future: Disruption Ahead

The future of data storage is in flux as legacy storage vendors face a dizzying array of challenges.
Tags : enterprise storage, cloud computing, data storage, SDS, Flash, Software Defined Storage

Unified Storage Appliance Buying Guide

Proponents of unified data storage systems claim that their converged approach helps simplify operation.
Tags : storage appliance, data storage, appliance, Unified Storage

Top 10 Data Storage Backup Tips

Data storage backup is easy to do inefficiently. Best practices require some careful thought.
Tags : backup, disaster recovery, data storage, Disaster Response team

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.
Tags : data storage, SATA, enterprise storage, Sata drives, SAS

Data Storage Backup Buying Guide

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

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.
Tags : Data Center Manager, storage security, Security Essentials, data storage

Buying Guide for Enterprise Hard Drives

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

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.
Tags : storage virtualization, virtual storage, virtual machine, data storage

Open Source Storage Buying Guide

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

Data Storage QoS: Still Emerging, But Inevitable

Although adoption is still limited, leading storage experts say QoS will eventually be part of most enterprise storage systems.
Tags : data storage, quality of service, QoS, enterprise storage

Data Storage's Changing Status Quo

From which technologies are favored to which vendors are leading the way, the data storage market is changing dramatically.
Tags : data storage, RAID, Servers & Services, data strategy, CPU, disk drive

Hybrid Cloud Storage: Extending the Storage Infrastructure

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

Flash Data Storage: Product Overview

A survey of some of the flash-based storage products that have gained attention from enterprise buyers.
Tags : SDS, Flash Storage, data storage, Flash

Data Storage: Reviewing 2013, Forecasting 2014

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

Top Ten Storage Trends of 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

Data Storage: Hyperconvergence Buying Guide

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

Where is the Data Storage Innovation?

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

Data Storage: How to Save Space Frugally

A data storage expert offer techniques to help squeeze your expanding data into finite storage capacity.
Tags : deduplication, enterprise storage, dedupe, data storage

The Company That Could Replace Flash Storage with Nanotubes

Even as flash storage overtakes the enterprise, a still more innovative technology is potentially poised to overtake flash.
Tags : Flash, data storage, enterprise storage

Scality Cloud Storage Update Delivers Native NFS Support

The one RING? Storage startup blurs the lines between file and object storage.
Tags : network file system, NFS, Cloud Storage, data storage, cloud computing

Software Defined Storage: Getting Down to Specifics

A look at some of the tools and solutions that comprise software defined data storage.
Tags : Software Defined Storage, data storage, virtual storage

Storage Networking World: From Tape to Cloud

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

Seven Hot Products from Storage Networking World

New data storage products from the industry confab reveal many future directions in the storage market.
Tags : data storage, Flash, enterprise storage, storage networking

Software Defined Storage and Networking: Will it Work?

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

Tape Data Storage Market: Buying Guide

Contrary to the hype, tape is far from dead in the data storage market.
Tags : tape storage, data storage, tape

Tulips, Dot-coms and SANs: Why the SSD Buyout Craze Won't End Well

Enormous excitement over flash storage is driving a flurry of SSD acquisitions. Dot-com mania, anyone?
Tags : SSD, data storage, Flash, SAN

Top Ten Tips for Implementing a Virtual SAN

When implementing a virtual SAN, avoid “rip and replace," and watch out for extra overhead.
Tags : Storage Area Networking, SAN, virtualization, data storage

Violin Memory to Ease Flash Storage Migration with Maestro

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

Virtual SAN Buying Guide

An overview of the options in virtual storage area networks from VMware, DataCore, HP, Sanbolic, and NetApp.
Tags : virtual storage, data storage, SAN

Hyper-V Storage Buying Guide

An extensive round-up of data storage solutions from vendors with products designed for use with Microsoft’s Hyper-V.
Tags : virtualization, data storage, Hyper-V

Data Storage: REST vs. POSIX for Archives and HSM

REST can’t manage data the way POSIX can, but will likely evolve and become the new data interface standard of the cloud era.
Tags : data storage, HSM, POSIX, REST

EMC Acquires Flash-Savvy Storage Startup ScaleIO

Weeks after details of the buy emerged, EMC finally cops to snapping up the server-side storage software company.
Tags : Flash, SSD, EMC, data storage

SanDisk Invests in Flashy Cloud Startup Panzura

The flash storage and SSD specialist wants to help a flash-accelerated cloud storage company's systems make their way into more enterprises.
Tags : data storage, Sandisk, Cloud Storage, cloud computing

Secure-24 Launches Backup as a Service

Company unveils cloud-enabled, EMC-based backup services for business with big data security needs.
Tags : data storage, Back-up, BAAS

Kaminario Launches 4th-Gen K2 All-Flash Arrays

Company hopes to lure enterprises with faster, cheaper and cloudier SSD arrays that don't leave apps hanging during an outage.
Tags : Flash, SSD, data storage