Issue OverviewStorage 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.
- Best practices for SSD technologies by Dennis Martin
Enterprise file sync-and-share applications
by Terri McClure and Kristine Kao
Cloud-based file sync and share is becoming more popular as employees use their own devices to access corporate data. Here's what you need to know to keep your company's data safe.
Fibre Channel, NAS main data storage devices for growing data volume
by Rich Castagna
Find out which data storage devices our latest group of survey respondents is using to cope with the ever-growing volume of active data in their organizations.
- Enterprise file sync-and-share applications by Terri McClure and Kristine Kao
Back to the future: Fleeting data storage technologies
by Rich Castagna
Are all those new data storage technologies on the market actually new or is it déjà vu, only this time with cool new names masking the old ideas lurking underneath?
Speed up cloud storage with WAN acceleration technology ... or Tachyons
by Jon William Toigo
But if you don't have any of those hypothetical particles that move faster than light, there might be another way to implement WAN acceleration technology in your environment.
Virtual data protection: Seeing is believing
by Jason Buffington
Virtual data protection is hard, but could be easier if you had a better view into what's going on. Learn how to increase visibility into your virtualization protection solution.
Flash is everywhere, but are all-flash arrays best?
by Arun Taneja
The more flash the better, right? Maybe, but maybe not, depending on your applications' needs.
- Back to the future: Fleeting data storage technologies by Rich Castagna
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