Issue OverviewStorage magazine - November 2012 Vol. 11 No. 9
Storage professionals may be harried and overworked, but apparently they're not underappreciated as our exclusive Storage Salary survey reveals. In the eleventh edition of this survey, executive editor Ellen O'Brien finds that, on average, storage pros earn about $94,000 -- pretty fair compensation for those late nights and weekends nursing balky storage arrays back to health.
Contributing to storage managers' woes is the unrelenting growth of file data. The alternatives used to be pretty limited, which resulted in dozens of isolated and unconnected NAS filers popping up in data centers. Jacob Gsoedl provides an in-depth view of scale-out NAS systems that could cure NAS sprawl.
Storage magazine's research machine is still churning; read what your peers plan to buy as editorial director Rich Castagna analyzes the results of the fall edition of our tenth Storage Purchasing Intentions survey. Access >>>
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Data storage salary survey 2012: Skills more valuable than ever
by Ellen O'Brien
Our 2012 storage salary survey finds that despite tough times—growing capacities, shrinking budgets and long hours—data storage professionals are making more money than ever.
Budget picture brightens for storage managers
by Rich Castagna
Our storage Purchasing Intentions survey finds storage budgets are recovering, offering storage managers a measure of relief in their struggle to contain data capacities.
- Data storage salary survey 2012: Skills more valuable than ever by Ellen O'Brien
File storage focuses on scalable NAS
by Jacob Gsoedl
NAS systems are at the heart of burgeoning file data stores. But they'll have to evolve to meet new capacity, accessibility and management needs.
Virtual desktops trigger storage spending
by Rich Castagna
Have you virtualized desktops at your company? Find out what our survey respondents have to say about implementing a virtual desktop infrastructure.
- File storage focuses on scalable NAS by Jacob Gsoedl
Linear Tape File System needs a boost
by Rich Castagna
The Linear Tape File System spec is more than two years old, but still only used in a handful of products. Maybe SNIA's new working group will inspire LTFS product development.
A friction theory of storage clouds
by Jon William Toigo
Applying the economic theories of a Nobel laureate suggests that storage may be heading to the cloud … or maybe not.
Consumerization of IT poses corporate challenge
by Terri McClure
IT needs to set strict policies on what employees should and shouldn't do when it comes to choosing their technology.
InfiniBand networking for storage and converged data centers
by Jeff Byrne
InfiniBand has expanded from its HPC roots to take on new, more mainstream use cases in the data center.
- Linear Tape File System needs a boost by Rich Castagna
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