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Salaries up for storage pros
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.
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Features in this issue
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.
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.
Our storage Purchasing Intentions survey finds storage budgets are recovering, offering storage managers a measure of relief in their struggle to contain data capacities.
Have you virtualized desktops at your company? Find out what our survey respondents have to say about implementing a virtual desktop infrastructure.
Columns in this issue
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.
Applying the economic theories of a Nobel laureate suggests that storage may be heading to the cloud … or maybe not.
IT needs to set strict policies on what employees should and shouldn't do when it comes to choosing their technology.
InfiniBand has expanded from its HPC roots to take on new, more mainstream use cases in the data center.