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Use smart data classification for effective archiving

Jon Toigo outlines several archiving techniques, the technologies that make them run smoothly, and explains why data classification is crucial.


Nimble Storage adds Fibre Channel support to SAN arrays

Nimble Storage announced this week that it has added Fibre Channel versions of all of its SAN arrays, which previously were iSCSI-only.


Overland improves management with new OS

Highlights of Overland's RAINcloud 4.1 include rolling updates, high-performance snapshots, and support for SMB 2.0, NFS 4 and LDAP.


NetApp CEO: 'We're a data management vendor now'

NetApp leader Tom Georgens sees data management growing in importance thanks to the emergence of cloud, flash-enabled data centers and software-defined storage.

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    Are archiving strategies changing because of big data?

    Analyst Jon Toigo explains why performing analytics on big data sets means that data is no longer considered cold, reducing the importance of archives.

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    Erasure coding (EC) is a method of data protection in which data is broken into fragments, expanded and encoded with redundant data pieces, and stored across a set of different locations, such as disks, storage nodes or geographic locations.

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    A file-area network (FAN) is a set of technologies that facilitate file sharing and data management over a network.

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