Issue OverviewStorage magazine - Vol. 11 Num. 8 October 2012
Although it’s become a staple of backup systems, data reduction is now just starting to show up more and more in primary storage systems. In the October 2012 cover story of Storage magazine, Chris Evans takes a look at the state of the data reduction systems in the primary storage (DRIPS) marketplace: How it works and who’s using it. Get insights into why space reduction can be useful, how much money you can expect to save – and the potential downsides of any implementations. Access >>>
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Data reduction in primary storage (DRIPS!)
by Chris Evans, Contributor
Although it’s become a staple of backup systems, data reduction is still just beginning to appear in primary storage systems. Here’s how it works and who’s doing it.
Caching software adds IOPS to solid-state storage
by Phil Goodwin, Contributor
A new category of storage software is emerging with apps that optimize solid-state storage to help increase I/O performance and fully realize the benefits of flash-based storage.
- Data reduction in primary storage (DRIPS!) by Chris Evans, Contributor
How virtual servers, desktops and storage can make DR a breeze
by David Davis, Contributor
You can take a lot of the drudgery out of disaster recovery by using virtualization technologies for your company’s servers, storage and desktops.
Storage tiering gets more automated
by Rich Castagna
Find out what respondents have to say about the tiered storage practices in their organizations in the latest survey from Storage magazine.
- How virtual servers, desktops and storage can make DR a breeze by David Davis, Contributor
Beware: Solid-state storage approaching the valley of vagueness
by Rich Castagna
Keeping up with solid-state storage requires some technical know-how, but sometimes flash vendors make the technology harder for users to understand.
When I grow up I want to be a … disk whisperer
by Jon William Toigo
Do we really need data scientists to parse our way through all that big data, or will programmers and engineers and admins handle things OK?
Dedupe considerations for protecting virtual servers
by Jason Buffington
As more and more servers are virtualized in data centers, deduplication needs to play a bigger role in protecting their data.
Convergence reaches a new level
by Arun Taneja
Convergence -- the bundling of storage, compute, network and virtualization -- is already evolving with new products that redefine ease of use.
- Beware: Solid-state storage approaching the valley of vagueness by Rich Castagna
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