| 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
| Article Published September 24, 2013
Enormous excitement over flash storage is driving a flurry of SSD acquisitions. Dot-com mania, anyone?
Tags : Flash, data storage, SSD, SAN
| Article Published September 23, 2013
When implementing a virtual SAN, avoid “rip and replace," and watch out for extra overhead.
Tags : data storage, virtualization, Storage Area Networking, SAN