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March 18, 2016
Despite slipping in the fourth quarter, overall worldwide storage revenue increased 2.2% in 2015. External (networked) storage declined 2.3% for the year, according to International Data ...
March 04, 2016
The software-defined storage market is getting a lot of attention these days, piquing the interest of budget-challenged storage managers. But the lure of software running on the cheap may be misleading if you're not ready for some DIY or to sacrifice some of the features you come to expect in storage systems. We profile the various iterations of software-defined storage, and offer detailed pros and cons of each.
Some say that archiving is one of the key killer apps that will make cloud storage a popular option. There are some compelling advantages to shipping unused data off site, but you need to know about the sometimes subtle differences among these services.
In our 10th Quality Awards for NAS systems, we had one surprise winner -- Synology -- and a NAS pioneer returning to the winner's circle after a short absence -- NetApp. Read about how your peers rank NAS products for their service, support and reliability.
March 03, 2016
Pure Storage is looking at more competition and more opportunity than ever, and handling both well. The all-flash vendor bucked industry trends by growing revenue significantly last quarter despite ...
January 29, 2016
In a departure from typical vendor relations scenarios, Atrion, a consulting and managed services firm, is asking vendors to certify themselves in a reciprocal loyalty program.
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VMware has partnered with several companies to offer EVO:RAIL, and while the underlying technology is the same, there are subtle differences. Continue Reading
Cloud-based disaster recovery (DR) is shaping up as a killer app for the cloud. It’s cheaper than other DR arrangements, can be implemented quickly and recoveries can be lightning fast. It’s a pretty direct route to solid data protection, but there are key decisions to make and some gotchas to watch out for.
Many companies want the convenience of a storage cloud service, but don’t want to ship their data off-site. OpenStack, an open source collection comprising a cloud operating system, an orchestration layer and service apps, can use existing storage resources to create an internal cloud storage service.
NetApp, EMC and Dell all earned high marks from users in the ninth annual Quality Awards service and reliability survey for NAS systems. EMC and Dell finished in a virtual dead heat in the enterprise division, while NetApp outdistanced EMC by a slightly wider margin in the midrange group.Continue Reading
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A storage pioneer and relative newcomer land top honors in our 10th Quality Awards NAS storage systems survey of midrange and enterprise users. Continue Reading
One of the key characteristics of the data storage industry is how it refreshes itself every year as new storage startups emerge and roll out innovative products. The past year -- 2015 -- produced a bounty of exciting new products that are shaking up the storage status quo with new approaches to old problems. We saw inventive solutions for data protection, scalable storage, cloud storage, virtualization, archiving and more. We profile a dozen of the startups that unveiled the most interesting and practical products in 2015.
Disaster recovery is hard, expensive and just too darned time consuming. True? Not anymore. With cloud storage and computing services coupled with virtualization technologies, cloud-based DR is affordable for nearly all organizations. And as a bonus, it may yield the best RTOs and RPOs possible. We look at the details and reveal the good parts and the gotchas of cloud DR.Continue Reading
Businesses used to rely on partnerships between companies to get the different top products but now hyper-converged vendors have expanded to offer more products of their own. Continue Reading
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Buying data backup hardware has never been easy, but companies are leveraging vendor relationships to get discounts and other benefits. Continue Reading
Virtualization and long-term retention are only a few of the challenges IT departments face regularly. However, many find that storage certification and training programs can help. Continue Reading
Learn why the reliability of RAID technologies could be related to the increased use of erasure coding by both new and established storage vendors. Continue Reading
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Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) adoption is growing. But is it right for your organization? Continue Reading
Primary storage dedupe seems to be on the rise as startups and major vendors extend the technology to arrays, appliances and solid-state storage. Continue Reading
Plug-ins were each a separate install – now they are bundled all together in a single installer – and NetApp have adopted the Virtual Storage Console as the moniker to cover a whole range of functionality. Continue Reading