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Disaster Recovery Testing: Ensuring Your DR Plan Works

Disaster Recovery Testing: Ensuring Your DR Plan Works

Find out why disaster recovery tests are essential to all IT organizations, and how to carry them out successfully and efficiently.

Random Access Memory: Fast, Short Term Memory

Random Access Memory: Fast, Short Term Memory

A vital part of every computer system, random access memory (RAM) provides short term storage space for data and program code.

What Is iSCSI and How Does It Work?

What Is iSCSI and How Does It Work?

Internet Small Computer Systems Interface is a transport layer protocol that works on top of the Transport Control Protocol (TCP), and enables block-level SCSI data transport between the iSCSI initiator and the storage target over TCP/IP networks.

Business Continuity Planning: Surviving Big Outages

Business Continuity Planning: Surviving Big Outages

Learn how implementing a business continuity plan (BCP) can safeguard both your business and IT operations from major emergencies.

Virtual Memory

Virtual Memory

Learn what a computer's virtual memory is, how virtual memory works, and the difference between virtual memory and physical memory.

Types of Computer Memory

Types of Computer Memory

The most basic distinction is between types of computer memory is between primary memory - often called system memory - and secondary memory, which is more commonly called storage.

Disaster Recovery Site

Disaster Recovery Site

Despite the cloud now housing a significant amount of storage, disaster recovery sites remain a vital part of enterprise data storage requirements for many companies.  

What is Direct Attached Storage?

What is Direct Attached Storage?

Direct attached storage is data storage that is connected directly to a computer, as opposed to storage that is connected to a computer over a network.

AHCI vs. IDE vs. RAID

AHCI vs. IDE vs. RAID

IDE, AHCI and RAID are operating modes in SATA environments, yet each have key advantages and disadvantages.

RAID Levels Explained

RAID Levels Explained

Whether hardware or software, RAID is available in different schemes, or RAID levels. The most commonly levels are RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10. RAID 0, 1, and 5 work on both HDD and SSD media.

Tegile vs. Nimble

Tegile vs. Nimble

Nimble Storage and Tegile Systems have long been competitors in the data storage market. Take a look at these top vendors to learn the pros and cons of each.

Cloud Disaster Recovery

Cloud Disaster Recovery

Cloud disaster recovery is a backup and restore strategy that applies not only to data, but also entire virtual machines, servers and corporate networks.

PCIe SSD vs. SATA

PCIe SSD vs. SATA

PCIe provides a faster interface speed than SATA. An SSD connected via a PCIe 3.0 x16 interface can have a link speed of 16 Gb/s. In contrast the SATA 3.0 standard only provides 6.0 Gb/s.

Commvault vs. Veeam

Commvault vs. Veeam

Commvault and Veeam, active competitors in enterprise data backup and recovery, have differing approaches to factors like high availability and adding physical backup support.

SSD Cache Optimizing SSD Speed

SSD Cache Optimizing SSD Speed

SSD caching is a computing technology that stores frequently used data to fast cache. This boosts IOPS performance and reduces latency.

What is Business Impact Analysis? How Do I Perform a BIA?

What is Business Impact Analysis? How Do I Perform a BIA?

Business Impact Analysis is a core element of IT risk management identifying potential impact of data loss and helping to define maximum tolerable downtime.

Benefits of SSD: Speed and Performance

Benefits of SSD: Speed and Performance

SSD benefits are numerous: Flash is a driving force behind the rapid growth of enterprise data storage, and SSDs are the most popular media for NAND flash.

Nutanix vs. HPE SimpliVity

Nutanix vs. HPE SimpliVity

Nutanix focuses on enterprise data centers, but has expanded its market by adding ROBO, edge, and hybrid cloud support. HPE SimpliVity defines itself by hyperconverged simplicity, availability, and scalability at a lower cost.

SalvageData Recovery Service: Product Overview and Insight

SalvageData Recovery Service: Product Overview and Insight

SalvageData can handle many data recovery issues, but may not be the go-to vendor for extreme recoveries or when no one other provider can recover the data.

DriveSavers: Product Overview and Insight

DriveSavers: Product Overview and Insight

DriveSavers partners with many drive OEMs on data recovery. It has developed advanced techniques such as chip-off recoveries for flash devices and is skilled at recovering enterprise RAID arrays.

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