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Published: 05 Feb 2013

While often overlooked, there's a lot happening with network storage technologies to keep up with the ever-increasing I/O demands coming from virtualized servers and storage. Storage networks, much like their data networking kin, tend to evolve slowly, with enterprises approaching tech refreshes cautiously and incrementally. But the IT computing landscape is undergoing profound change in response to new demands and the new technologies designed to address those demands.   The sheer number of applications a typical data center hosts and the amount of data these applications churn through directly stress storage networks. The unprecedented volume of data being generated today due to the proliferation of devices such as smartphones, surveillance cameras, radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags and countless other devices with sensors places new demands on storage systems and the storage networking technologies that link them to servers and other client devices. New techs stress storage networks Among the technologies being employed to help address ... Access >>>

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    • Storage for virtual environments by Jacob Gsoedl

      Despite the benefits of virtualizing servers and desktops, admins often struggle to support storage for virtual environments. Here's what vendors are doing to address the problem.

    • Use of cloud-based backup services expanding by Rich Castagna

      Our most recent Storage magazine survey finds that 35% of respondents use multiple cloud-based backup services and have an overall average of 13 TB of data in the cloud.

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    • Take a hybrid approach to data storage protection by Rich Castagna

      The old fundamentals of data storage protection that required separate processes for backup, DR and archive can't keep up with today's data capacities.

    • The dangers of 3-D printing by Jon William Toigo

      Use 3-D printing to build your own storage array. Or get a 3-D printer and watch your storage array fill up with data.

    • We need a backup data deduplication layer by Jason Buffington

      As backup dedupe matures, it's still very much a proprietary technology. We need standardization to eliminate some of today's software-hardware headaches.

    • Cloud has a silver lining for ROBO storage by Mike Matchett

      Providing and managing storage for remote and branch offices can be a challenge, but a hybrid approach using local and cloud-based storage may be the best solution.

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