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Storage magazine - July 2013 Vol. 12 No. 5

Our research shows solid-state technology usage is skyrocketing, with more than a third of data storage shops using flash now. Dennis Martin, a leading expert on solid-state storage, describes how companies can use the still costly storage to their best advantage, citing specific implementations to support a variety of applications.

With the BYOD movement, employees are using their own mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, to access corporate data. Often, the data gets stored in a commercial file-sharing and synching service where it can be protected properly. In-house sync-and-share apps and new management features of commercial applications are helping to address this growing problem.

LTFS, introduced with the LTO-5 tape spec, makes tape look like a regular file share. This capability makes tape more useful than ever, and may be just the thing that saves it from extinction.  Access >>>

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    • Best practices for SSD technologies by Dennis Martin

      No longer a luxury item for well-heeled data centers, SSD technologies are more affordable than ever and come in a variety of form factors with a choice of deployment options.

    • Can LTFS save tape? by George Crump

      The Linear Tape File System (LTFS) makes tape look like a file system, enabling drag-and-drop operations that resemble a NAS share. We'll see broader applications soon.

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