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Elite Eight Flash Data Storage Tips

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

9 Tips for Getting the Most out of Flash Data Storage

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

Disk Array Buying Guide: Challengers and Visionaries

An overview of storage vendors that Gartner identifies as challengers and visionaries.
Tags : data storage, Gartner, disk array

General Purpose Disk Array Buying Guide

The disk array is the foundation of today’s data storage infrastructure.
Tags : data storage, disk array

Tape Data Storage Buying Guide

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

10 Expert Tips for Better Data Storage

Flash, “strategic flash,” and tape are among the expert recommendations. Plus: storage pros disagree about private clouds.
Tags : data storage, tape, archive

Backblaze: Is the Earth Flat?

A storage pundit criticizes the quality of a recent study conducted by Backblaze.
Tags : data storage, hard drives, Backblaze

High Performance Data Storage Tips

Getting the most from high performance data storage requires making the best data architecture decisions.
Tags : data storage, Lustre, HPC

Data Storage Benchmarking Guide

An overview of some of the leading data storage benchmarks.
Tags : data storage, data storage management, benchmarks

IBM Stays the Storage Course

A look at how IBM is navigating the many dramatic changes in the today’s data storage market.
Tags : data storage, IBM

Top Ten Data Storage Trends that Emerged in 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

WAN Optimization Buying Guide

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

Data Archiving Buying Guide

An overview of some of the major solutions in the data archiving market.
Tags : data storage, data archiving

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 : data storage, tape storage, tape backup

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 : data storage, Amazon, tape, Glacier

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 : data storage, SSD, solid state drive, HDD, hard disk drive

Tips for Better Deduplication

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

Software Defined Storage Challenges

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

Object Storage vs. File Storage

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

Top Ten Data Protection Tips

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

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, data storage management

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 : data storage, unified storage system, hybrid cloud, Unified 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 : Flash, data storage, cloud computing, enterprise storage, Software Defined Storage, SDS

Unified Storage Appliance Buying Guide

Proponents of unified data storage systems claim that their converged approach helps simplify operation.
Tags : data storage, appliance, 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 : data storage, disaster recovery, backup, 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, enterprise storage, SAS, SATA, Sata drives

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 storage management, data backup

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 storage, Data Center Manager, storage security, Security Essentials

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 : data storage, enterprise storage, HDD, Hard Disk Drives

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 : data storage, storage virtualization, virtual storage, virtual machine

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, data storage, enterprise 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, enterprise storage, QoS, quality of service

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, CPU, Servers & Services, RAID, disk drive, data strategy

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 : data storage, cloud computing, Cloud 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 : Flash, data storage, Flash Storage, SDS

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 : Flash, data storage, enterprise storage, SAS, SATA, PCI

Top Ten Storage Trends of 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

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 : data storage, convergence, storage appliance, hyperconvergence

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 : Flash, data storage, data center management, enterprise storage, 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 : data storage, deduplication, enterprise storage, dedupe

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 : data storage, cloud computing, Cloud Storage, NFS, network file system

Software Defined Storage: Getting Down to Specifics

A look at some of the tools and solutions that comprise software defined data storage.
Tags : data storage, virtual storage, Software Defined 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 : data storage, cloud computing, 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 : Flash, data storage, storage networking, enterprise storage

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 : data storage, networking, SDN, Software Defined Storage

Tape Data Storage Market: Buying Guide

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

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