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AHCI vs. IDE vs. RAID

May 14, 2019 |

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

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NAS vs. SAN: Differences and Use Cases

May 08, 2018 |

These two storage architectures, both NAS and SAN, are as much complementary as they are competitive and fill different needs and usage cases in the organization. Many larger organizations own both.

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NAS vs RAID: How They Differ and Overlap

May 04, 2018 |

A comparison of RAID and NAS data storage technologies and how they fit in today's storage environments.

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Why Hyperconverged Storage is Gaining Adoption

May 02, 2018 |

Hyperconverged storage is causing technology leaders to reconsider their data storage strategy. Hyperconverged storage enables enterprises to support agile development cycles, streamline IT management and bring their storage, compute, virtualization and networking initiatives into tighter alignment.

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Network Attached Storage in the Enterprise

April 02, 2018 |

NAS, network attached storage, is relatively simple to set up and can now scale to an almost unlimited degree. With so much unstructured data in the enterprise, NAS is growing in prominence.

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Storage Area Networks in the Enterprise

March 29, 2018 |

SANs remain a core asset of most large enterprises. Now incorporating faster networks, more powerful processors and solid state drives, they are now capable of better performance and higher capacity than ever.

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Enterprise Backup and Recovery Management

March 22, 2018 |

A data backup and recovery plan and a management strategy involves an exhaustive examination of available tools, thorough planning and a data recovery strategy that delivers on all that hard work.

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Storage Networking Hardware and Solutions

March 16, 2018 |

The essentials of enterprise storage networking hardware and solutions, from SAN and NAS to FCoE and RAID.

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SMB Demand Drives Consumer NAS Market

July 10, 2017 |

Small businesses are snapping up consumer NAS products as their data storage requirements grow, lifting demand for the device class.

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Where Do M.2 High Capacity SSDs Fit in the Data Center?

October 11, 2016 |

Standard high capacity SSDs will soon hold 60TB, while M.2 high capacity SSDs can store just 2TB. But they do have some advantages that make them worth considering.

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Big Data Storage: Machine Learning and Scalable NAS

August 31, 2016 |

Tips on what to look for when researching massively scalable storage systems for the biggest big data – machine data.

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Big Data: What Could Go Wrong and What We Need to Do About It

August 22, 2016 |

Big Data storage, by its sheer volume, poses new difficulties. Yet there are strategies that improve information flow.

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VVOLs and VMware

September 22, 2015 |

Virtual Volumes (VVOLs) enable a VM to communicate its data management requirements directly to the storage array.

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10 Expert Tips for Better Data Storage

January 29, 2015 |

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

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Lustre Buying Guide

January 05, 2015 |

The open source file system is popular in High Performance Computing (HPC) and Supercomputing environments.

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Top Ten Data Storage Trends that Emerged in 2014

December 15, 2014 |

In the data storage world, interest in software defined seems to have waned, while the cloud is on the way up.

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WAN Optimization Buying Guide

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.

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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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File, Sync and Share Storage Buying Guide

August 07, 2014 |

File, synch and share tools for data storage have proliferated greatly in the last two years.

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Has Software Defined Jumped the Shark?

July 29, 2014 |

The term 'software defined' is now so over used it may have no meaning at all. Yet there are key factors to bear in mind for your SD deployment.

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