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Cloud storage tools manage data stored in the ether
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.
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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.
Storage networks are struggling with virtualized server environments and flash storage. Your company's storage network may need a major upgrade.
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.
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.
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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.
Maybe there really is something behind all this "software-defined storage" talk -- but maybe it doesn't mean what I think it means.
The first collaboration and file-sharing services were cloud-based, but firms might be more comfortable with hybrid or on-premises implementations.
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.