| Article Published October 22, 2015
Secondary hyperconvergence leverages the same sort of foundational scale out and distributed file system as hyperconverged primary storage, yet also tightly integrates secondary use cases that include data protection, DevOps and analytics.
Tags : data storage, convergence, Data Analytics, DevOps
| Article Published July 09, 2015
Data storage administrators at a variety of companies talk about their approach to improving data storage efficiency.
Tags : data storage, cloud computing, virtualization, data lakes
| Article Published March 30, 2015
Just as the NCAA basketball tournament whittles down to the elite eight, we offer eight elite tips for flash storage.
Tags : Flash, data storage, SSD
| Article Published March 24, 2015
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.
Tags : Flash, data storage, SSD
| Article Published March 11, 2015
An overview of storage vendors that Gartner identifies as challengers and visionaries.
Tags : data storage, Gartner, disk array
| 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 : data storage, tape, archive
| Article Published January 28, 2015
A storage pundit criticizes the quality of a recent study conducted by Backblaze.
Tags : data storage, hard drives, Backblaze
| Article Published January 20, 2015
Getting the most from high performance data storage requires making the best data architecture decisions.
Tags : data storage, Lustre, HPC
| Article Published January 13, 2015
An overview of some of the leading data storage benchmarks.
Tags : data storage, data storage management, benchmarks
| 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 : Flash, data storage, cloud computing, Storage
| 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 : data storage, WAN, wide area network
| Article Published December 02, 2014
An overview of some of the major solutions in the data archiving market.
Tags : data storage, data archiving
| 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 : data storage, tape storage, tape backup
| Article Published November 13, 2014
When comparing Amazon Glacier and data storage tape for long term archiving, be aware of costs and logistics.
Tags : data storage, Amazon, tape, Glacier
| Article Published October 30, 2014
When comparing SSD vs. HDD, the performance winner is clear cut but reliability is a more complex issue.
Tags : data storage, SSD, solid state drive, HDD, hard disk drive
| Article Published October 23, 2014
Although deduplication is mature technology, effective strategies for its use continue to evolve.
Tags : data storage, deduplication, dedupe
| Article Published October 10, 2014
Sure, Software Defined Storage has advantages, but its challenges are also significant.
Tags : data storage, Virtualization Management, Software Defined 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 : data storage, Object Storage, file storage
| Article Published August 28, 2014
The best data protection plan requires planning, scheduling and documentation -- among other key features.
Tags : data storage, data protection, backup
| Article Published August 18, 2014
Key-value storage is finding enormous interesting in the large capacity, lower performance storage world.
Tags : data storage, data storage management
| 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 : data storage, unified storage system, hybrid cloud, Unified Storage
| 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, data storage, cloud computing, enterprise storage, Software Defined Storage, SDS
| Article Published July 07, 2014
Proponents of unified data storage systems claim that their converged approach helps simplify operation.
Tags : data storage, appliance, storage appliance, Unified Storage
| Article Published July 02, 2014
Data storage backup is easy to do inefficiently. Best practices require some careful thought.
Tags : data storage, disaster recovery, backup, Disaster Response team
| 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, SAS, SATA, Sata drives
| 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 storage management, data backup
| 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 storage, Data Center Manager, storage security, Security Essentials
| 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 : data storage, enterprise storage, HDD, Hard Disk Drives
| Article Published February 18, 2014
Even for storage admins well versed in data handling, virtual environments pose an array of challenges.
Tags : data storage, storage virtualization, virtual storage, virtual machine
| 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, data storage, enterprise 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 : data storage, enterprise storage, QoS, 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 : data storage, CPU, Servers & Services, RAID, disk drive, data strategy
| 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 : data storage, cloud computing, Cloud 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 : Flash, data storage, Flash Storage, SDS
| 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 : Flash, data storage, enterprise storage, SAS, SATA, PCI
| Article Published December 03, 2013
Flash, storage tiering, and 'software defined' were among the hot trends in the data storage market.
Tags : Flash, data storage, cloud computing, tiered storage, Object Storage
| 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 : data storage, convergence, storage appliance, hyperconvergence
| 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 : Flash, data storage, data center management, enterprise storage, 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 : data storage, deduplication, enterprise storage, dedupe
| 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 : data storage, cloud computing, Cloud Storage, NFS, network file system
| Article Published October 28, 2013
A look at some of the tools and solutions that comprise software defined data storage.
Tags : data storage, virtual storage, Software Defined 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 : data storage, cloud computing, 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 : Flash, data storage, storage networking, enterprise storage
| 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 : data storage, networking, SDN, Software Defined Storage
| Article Published September 30, 2013
Contrary to the hype, tape is far from dead in the data storage market.
Tags : data storage, tape storage, tape