Issue OverviewStorage magazine - December 2013 Vol. 12 No. 10
For the eleventh year, Storage magazine and SearchStorage editors offer their list of storage technologies likely to have an impact on data centers in the coming year. Our choices focus on techs that have matured to the point where they’re viable for data centers and likely to improve operations. Find out why next-generation solid-state storage, primary storage deduplication, hyper-converged storage, backup appliances, OpenStack storage and cloud-integrated storage are our hot data storage trends for 2014.
Our next feature discusses the challenges with managing storage for virtual servers. We explore the tools -- some of them free -- that can help track operations from virtual machine to the storage array.
Our last feature presents the results of our eighth annual service and reliability survey for tape libraries in which Hewlett-Packard nabbed the top spot for midrange and enterprise products.Access >>>
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Hot data storage technologies for 2014
by Rich Castagna, Todd Erickson, Ed Hannan, Sonia Lelii, Dave Raffo, Carol Sliwa and Sarah Wilson
These six storage technologies are ready to take their place -- and have an impact -- in your data center in 2014.
HP tape storage systems top midrange, enterprise groups
by Rich Castagna
HP has been close to the top in our Quality Awards for tape storage systems, but this time it leads in both the midrange and enterprise classes.
- Hot data storage technologies for 2014 by Rich Castagna, Todd Erickson, Ed Hannan, Sonia Lelii, Dave Raffo, Carol Sliwa and Sarah Wilson
Tools to manage virtual server storage
by Jacob Gsoedl
Virtual server storage threw a monkey wrench into the works of supervising storage, but a well-assembled toolkit can restore comprehensive management.
More than half of IT shops use an email archiver
by Rich Castagna
Fifty-five percent of respondents use an email archiver; 11% archive data for up to six months, but for 21%, archiving means forever.
- Tools to manage virtual server storage by Jacob Gsoedl
Forget software-defined storage; we need software-concealed storage
by Rich Castagna
Software-defined storage? Not for me, says Editorial Director Rich Castagna, who thinks we need less software with our storage.
The need for a cloud exit strategy and what we can learn from Nirvanix
by Jon William Toigo
The demise of Nirvanix drives home the need for a cloud exit strategy when using cloud storage services.
Business continuity and disaster recovery plans must affect IT culture
by Jason Buffington
Data protection must be considered part of the IT and corporate culture for business continuity and disaster recovery plans to succeed.
Storage infrastructure management is still elusive
by Jeff Boles
There's more to managing storage than ensuring performance and scalability. New architectures are doing a better job of managing storage resources.
- Forget software-defined storage; we need software-concealed storage by Rich Castagna
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