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Announcing the best data storage products of 2016!
This year marks the 15th edition of the Storage magazine and SearchStorage.com Products of the Year awards, recognizing the best storage products of the past year. Nominated products competed across six categories, with the top in each category receiving bronze, silver or gold. Judges graded finalists on innovation, performance, manageability, ease of integration and use, functionality and value.
Modern storage arrays may offer previously unheard of max capacities, but that doesn't mean you won't have problems meeting today's ever-increasing storage capacity and performance requirements. We explore how to squeeze more bits and bytes out of storage systems without negatively affecting storage network performance through best practices for evaluation and configuration as well as tools to help with monitoring and management.
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Features in this issue
Find out the best data storage products for 2016 in backup and DR software, backup hardware, storage management tools, server-based storage, all-flash and disk/hybrid systems.
Enterprise file sync and share solves numerous business problems by offering organizations a way to provide more secure document sharing and collaboration.
You can keep your storage investments in place, allow for capacity increases, and solve performance and application problems, while gathering data to plan for new growth.
Columns in this issue
Rich Castagna reviews the prognostications offered by data storage vendors on the future of data storage technology in 2017.
Though vendors are calling their data protection products 'holistic,' they should blend security and disaster recovery services to improve their functionality.
The cloud generally makes sense for shorter-term data retention, but find out how it can also play a role in keeping data for longer periods of time.
The lines between primary and secondary storage and applications such as hyper-convergence remain blurry. But they are a starting point for further discussion.