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Server-side flash technology lifts solid-state adoption
Server-side solid-state storage is more ubiquitous than ever due to growing capacities and rapidly dropping flash technology prices. There are a many ways to install flash technology in a server, though there are decisions to make before you buy. We examine flash technology form factors, interfaces, protocols and capacities, as well as use cases, advantages and limitations.
Disk-based backups revolutionized data protection. While far more expensive to deploy and maintain than tape, a growing list of vendors are consolidating backup with other secondary storage requirements into appliances that make disk-based backup more cost-effective.
Although tape may no longer be the storage medium of choice for backup and disaster recovery, it still has a solid place in enterprises as an archive tier and as a transportation and sharing format for certain industries. In this issue of Storage magazine, we explore the state of the art of tape and its potential use cases today.
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Features in this issue
Dennis Martin walks you through the flash technology advancements that are helping make server-side storage challenges a thing of the past.
As solid-state storage devices become more commonplace in storage shops, the amount implemented and its use cases are growing, too.
Backup targets have grown more efficient thanks to deduplication, scalability, copy data management and other advancements in backup technology.
Tape archiving offers low-cost, long-term data protection in a variety of industries, keeping it atop the list of data center backup technologies.
Columns in this issue
The rise of flash storage and convergence technologies makes it tougher to see storage and servers as separate entities in a software-defined world.
Jon Toigo shares best practices for enterprise data management that can improve the value of your data, even as it's created in record quantities.
Whether you use disk, tape or cloud in your enterprise data protection, where you send your archives and backups is up to you.
Amazon S3 has been such a smashing success that it will likely become the third pillar -- after block and file -- of storage protocols.