Issue OverviewStorage magazine - January 2014 Vol. 12 No. 11
It didn't take long for a handful of startups to roll out all-solid-state storage arrays. Falling flash prices, and space-saving techs like dedupe and compression, let those vendors compete with traditional storage systems. As more vendors offer all-flash products, a debate is brewing over whether all-flash is too much flash technology and if hybrid arrays that mix flash with spinning disk storage can deliver more bang for the buck.
Backup is still job No. 1, and verifying how well a backup ran is still a challenge. Our second feature discusses how data protection management apps offer a detailed look at a backup environment with success/failure reports that reveal unprotected data.
Finally, our Quality Awards survey for NAS systems has Dell and Hitachi prevailing among enterprise and midrange systems. User satisfaction is high regarding the service and reliability of their NAS arrays.Access >>>
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Hybrid storage arrays vs. all-flash arrays: A little flash or a lot?
by Phil Goodwin
With solid-state prices dropping, more vendors offer all-flash arrays; but are they better than hybrid arrays that mix flash with spinning disk?
Users rate Dell and Hitachi as best NAS storage vendors
by Rich Castagna
Our eighth Quality Awards survey on the best NAS storage systems had Dell besting the enterprise group and Hitachi topping the midrange.
- Hybrid storage arrays vs. all-flash arrays: A little flash or a lot? by Phil Goodwin
Data protection management alerts users to backup success or failure
by George Crump
New data protection management tools can provide early warnings about gaps in the data protection process.
Data backup process angst persists, but dedupe and cloud offer relief
by Rich Castagna
Our latest survey finds respondents implementing deduplication and evaluating cloud backup services to deal with issues in their data backup process.
- Data protection management alerts users to backup success or failure by George Crump
Five things that should happen in the data storage market in 2014
by Rich Castagna
It's a new year and I'm newly optimistic again, hoping that 2014 brings a healthy dose of clarity and reality back to the data storage market.
A look at the data storage industry: clouds, BlackPearl and helium
by Jon William Toigo
Good-bye, or perhaps good riddance, to 2013, and welcome to a new year for the data storage industry.
Use of rogue online file-sharing services pose a real threat
by Terri McClure
A surprising number of firms suspect employees of using consumer online file-sharing services on work devices to store and share sensitive data.
Stop counting megabytes; it's all about application-aware storage now
by Mike Matchett
Raw capacity numbers are becoming less useful as deduplication, compression and application-aware storage provide more value than sheer capacity.
- Five things that should happen in the data storage market in 2014 by Rich Castagna
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