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LTFS Tape-Disk Hybrid Storage: Who Needs Cloud?

October 28, 2014
Hybrid data storage systems that combine LTFS tape and disk promise low cost storage that’s faster than the cloud and almost as scalable.
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Top 10 Ways to Improve Data Center Energy Efficiency

September 22, 2014
Data center energy efficiency becomes ever more important as storage needs continue to expand exponentially.
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Can Cloud Storage Costs Fall to Zero?

August 6, 2014
Cloud storage providers keep lowering their prices. How low can they go?
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Data Storage's Future: Disruption Ahead

July 9, 2014
The future of data storage is in flux as legacy storage vendors face a dizzying array of challenges.
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VMware's Virtual SAN Threatens Traditional Data Storage Models

March 10, 2014
VMware's Virtual SAN represents a major step forward in software defined storage -- one that is surely to be met by competitors.
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Data Storage QoS: Still Emerging, But Inevitable

January 29, 2014
Although adoption is still limited, leading storage experts say QoS will eventually be part of most enterprise storage systems.
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Virtualization and the Need for Storage Acceleration Software

July 19, 2013
New improvements in the way cache is managed in virtualized environments may lead to big benefits.
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Storage TCO

June 27, 2013
The upfront purchase price is just a fraction of the total costs associated with storage arrays.
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Cloud Storage SLAs

May 22, 2013
Read the fine print carefully before signing on the bottom line with a cloud storage vendor.
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The Coming Software-Defined Storage Revolution

April 25, 2013
Just as virtualization and software-defined networking are transforming the data center, SDS is poised to have a huge impact on storage.
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Host-Based Replication

March 18, 2013
A good option for SMBs, host-based replication offers significant savings over array-based replication.
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Big Data and In-Storage Processing

February 18, 2013
For many big data applications, it reduces costs and saves time to do processing in the storage device instead of transferring data to other systems.
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True Data Security Goes Beyond Encryption

August 31, 2012
Never has so much data been stored, and never has so much been at risk. Encryption is critical to keeping your data safe, but it is only the first step in ensuring that your data is usable to those who need it.
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Storage Challenges of Virtualization

July 31, 2012
Server virtualization continues to pose serious challenges for storage systems and the administrators that maintain them. Much of this is due to how storage intensive server virtualization is is. Learn what you can do to mitigate the bottleneck.
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Thailand Floods Continue to Impact Storage Market

March 19, 2012
When Thailand suffered massive flooding in late 2011, it sent a huge jolt to the hard disk drive storage market. The impact continues to be felt, but how deep is it and how long will it be felt?
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4 Ways to Cut Storage Compliance Costs

July 6, 2011
Complying with privacy and data protections laws and the numerous regulations designed to protect sensitive and confidential customer information can get expensive. But noncompliance is more costly. Follow these four simple guidelines to reduce your compliance costs while remaining compliant.
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10 Reasons Why ZFS Rocks

November 25, 2009
10 reasons why Sun's open-source ZFS file system is so popular and where to get started.
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Storage Basics: How WAN Optimization Works

August 21, 2009
WAN optimization promises huge gains in network performance, but how does it accomplish that?
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IronKey Locks Down Dangerous Memory Sticks

August 17, 2009
IronKey has developed a system for enterprises to manage and control risky flash drives.
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