Issue OverviewStorage magazine - March 2014 Vol. 13 No. 1
As much as we might want to assume an "out of sight, out of mind" attitude about the data we ship to cloud storage services, the truth is that it needs nearly as much attention as data stored onsite. Some services offer basic tools to manage cloud storage, while others are more sophisticated, but to keep a finger on the pulse of cloud storage, you may need a third-party app.
Storage networks receive little attention -- until they become performance bottlenecks in the IT infrastructure. Server virtualization and high-speed flash storage are putting unprecedented strains on storage networks. Our second feature tells you how to unclog those arteries.
For the first time in nine years, Fujitsu garnered enough responses in our Quality Awards service and reliability survey for enterprise arrays. That didn’t just put Fujitsu in among the other finalists; it put the newcomer in the winner's circle.Access >>>
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Managing cloud storage: Tools to control your deployment
by Phil Goodwin
Whether your company is using public, hybrid or a private storage cloud, you need tools to manage, monitor and keep track of the stored data.
Fujitsu takes the Quality Award for enterprise storage arrays
by Rich Castagna
In our ninth annual Quality Awards survey for enterprise arrays, Fujitsu didn't just make the cut; it took the cake by earning top honors.
- Managing cloud storage: Tools to control your deployment by Phil Goodwin
The state of storage network architecture
by George Crump
Storage networks are struggling with virtualized server environments and flash storage. Your company's storage network may need a major upgrade.
Companies have high expectations for their disaster recovery test plan
by Rich Castagna
Disaster recovery is a standard fixture in most data centers; our most recent survey finds 77% of respondent organizations have a DR plan in place.
- The state of storage network architecture by George Crump
The future of data storage: Storage vendors' predictions
by Rich Castagna
It seems as if every vendor has a mystic on staff who can predict the future of the storage industry. Here's what they think we can look forward to.
Software-defined infrastructure or how storage becomes software
by Jon William Toigo
Maybe there really is something behind all this "software-defined storage" talk -- but maybe it doesn't mean what I think it means.
Hybrid model offers more secure file sync and share
by Terri McClure
The first collaboration and file-sharing services were cloud-based, but firms might be more comfortable with hybrid or on-premises implementations.
Storage for virtual servers getting smarter
by Jeff Boles
New products designed from the ground up to specifically serve storage for virtual servers can offer dramatic savings in terms of dollars and the time spent managing storage.
- The future of data storage: Storage vendors' predictions by Rich Castagna
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