June 2006

  • The rise of the ultra-dense array

    Disk drives are getting smaller and smaller even as their capacities rise. Now storage vendors are packing more disks than ever into smaller spaces, which saves costly data center real estate. But ...

  • The heat is on

    The heat is on

  • Storage architects dare to go tapeless

  • Lock up data with fixed-content storage

    For most companies, fixed-content storage requirements are simple: Store the data securely, do it cheaply and provide fast access. With more data subject to external and internal audits, content-ad...

  • Storage Clips: Cisco's Chambers to take on chairman's duties

    Chambers vacates president position, leaving room for an "heir apparent."

  • Record retention guidelines cause groans

    Amendments to rules governing electronic discovery are met with criticism by lawyers and compliance officers at a record retention show in NYC.

  • content-addressed storage (CAS)

    Content-addressed storage (CAS) is a method of providing fast access to fixed content (data that is not expected to be updated) by assigning it a permanent place on disk. CAS makes data retrieval s...

  • column address strobe

    In computer memory technology, CAS (column address strobe) is a signal sent to a dynamic random access memory (DRAM) that tells it that an associated address is a column address. A data bit in DRA...

  • Introduction to data storage management

    Storage is a resource, and it must be allocated and managed as a resource in order to truly benefit a corporation. Successful data storage management strategies leverage a suite of tools to configu...

  • Best practices for purchasing NAS devices

    Purchasing NAS storage isn't easy. These best practices will help you get the most from your NAS investment.

  • RAID levels and RAID configuration tutorial

    Learn about RAID levels, RAID grouping and RAID arrays in this overview of RAID technology.

  • Tutorial on disk arrays

    A storage array provides a standalone platform where disks can be gathered into groups of up to hundreds of disks. A storage array can protect valuable corporate data by implementing RAID features....

  • Network-attached storage management overview

    Adding NAS devices to the network will eventually impose a serious level of management overhead for storage managers. Organizations that plan to deploy NAS boxes should make provisions for NAS mana...

  • A quick overview of the disk drive market

    Hard disks provide huge storage capacities that can reach to 300GB and higher (though enterprise disks offer somewhat less -- up to 150 GB per disk). Enterprise hard disks offer fast data transfers...

  • Pop Quiz: Storage current affairs

    How current are you when it comes to storage current events? Do know such things as which company won an award for best NAS product or what company HDS is partnering with to build its first CAS pro...

  • Storage Clips: EMC acquires nLayers

    EMC has snapped up nLayers for application discovery, extending its OEM agreement with the company.

  • Storage management tips: What's hot this summer?

    Evaluating VTL products, comparing SAN and NAS, data retention, cable management and SRM are issues that are our readers are sweating these days.

  • VMware backup: room for improvement

    Users say that VMware backup needs to work better with storage software vendors.

  • FATA vs. FC disk drives

    Storage expert Greg Schulz compares FATA and FC disk drives.

  • NAS permissions

    NAS expert Randy Kerns offers advice to a reader who asked: "How are permissions controlled on NAS?"