Issue OverviewStorage magazine - Vol. 9 Num. 9 January 2011
Storage Magazine Online is starting off the New Year right – specifically, by covering a few of the major topics, issues and technologies you’ll likely be hearing about quite frequently in 2011. Read about new storage strategies like near-continuous data protection, hybrid cloud storage and much more. Access >>>
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Quality Awards V: EMC and IBM top NAS field
Record-breaking scores highlight EMC's big win in the enterprise NAS group and IBM's stunning performance among midrange NAS systems.
More companies testing DR plans, but scope of tests unchanged
More than two-thirds of the respondents to our survey are diligent DR plan testers, but they test fewer apps.
- Quality Awards V: EMC and IBM top NAS field
Snapshots: The alternative backup
by W. Curtis Preston
Snapshot-based backup, also known as near-continuous data protection, is one of the most efficient ways to provide operational recovery, and you can forget about backup windows.
Hybrid cloud storage
by Jacob Gsoedl
Hybrid cloud storage products provide the best of both worlds -- local storage that's tightly integrated with off-site cloud storage services.
- Snapshots: The alternative backup by W. Curtis Preston
Peaks and valleys, expectations and disillusionment
Gartner's Hype Cycles make for interesting reading. But they might also be a handy way to evaluate storage technologies.
Scale-out storage, the big winner for 2010
by Terri McClure
Scale-out storage enables rapid, on-the-fly expansion of data storage systems that support fast-growing applications. You can start small and grow as your storage needs change.
Back to reality in 2011
by Tony Asaro
2010 was a fairly tumultuous year in storage highlighted by blockbuster acquisitions. This year it's time to get back to the business of managing storage.
VMware storage issues may be solved by your array
Anyone who has struggled with configuring storage for VMware virtual servers will be happy to hear help is at hand; just look inside your storage array.
- Peaks and valleys, expectations and disillusionment
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