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Storage magazine chooses 2013 data storage products of the year
The best new/enhanced data storage products take center stage in the eleventh annual Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com Products of the Year competition. A panel of industry experts has chosen the top products in six categories: backup and disaster recovery software, backup hardware, storage infrastructure, storage management tools, storage system software and storage systems. The 16 products that won Gold, Silver or Bronze awards are profiled.
Disaster recovery (DR) is hard enough without making mistakes that can make it even tougher and more expensive. In our second feature, Jon Toigo provides a list of 10 common DR goofs and how to avoid them.
Configuring storage for millions or billions of big data files has been well described, but if big data means a few really big files -- like video, for example -- your storage needs are very different. Our final feature will tell you what you'll need.
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Features in this issue
This "Sweet 16" roster of storage products represents the leading technical innovation of the past year.
Don't make your DR planning process harder than it is by trying to do too much or cutting corners. Careful planning is key to a successful recovery.
There are two sides to the big data story: analytics using vast numbers of small files, and dealing with storage for really big files.
Our latest survey charts the storage architecture alternatives readers are using in their storage shops.
Columns in this issue
Cloud closures, flash-in-the-pan solid-state vendors … storage might seem a little more dangerous these days, but it just might be innovation at work.
Filling drives with helium doesn't advance the art of hard disk design, it just makes it possible to stuff more old tech into a new package.
There aren't many reasons not to virtualize your servers, but there are plenty of compelling data protection reasons to virtualize them all.
Using Hadoop to drive big data analytics doesn't necessarily mean building clusters of distributed storage; a good old array might be a better choice.