Issue OverviewStorage magazine - November 2013 Vol. 12 No. 9
Our Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com 2013 Salary Survey offers encouraging news: pay for storage pros rose again to an average of $98,082. Salaries have climbed steadily over the decade, but new capacity demands and other challenges have increased at an even steeper rate. Still, most respondents to our eleventh annual survey view their jobs favorably, with 55% looking to leverage their storage chops to move up the IT ranks.
Creating a viable disaster recovery (DR) plan is hard work, but ensuring it will work when needed can be even tougher. A handful of available tools can make the job of testing a DR scenario a little easier while avoiding some of the costs of full-scale DR testing.
Big data can be a confusing term, but one thing is clear: traditional storage systems may not be able to meet the needs of big data analysis when millions -- or even billions -- of files are involved.
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Salary survey 2013: Salaries for data storage pros continue to climb
by Ellen O'Brien
The heavy workloads remain but the pay is a little better and the benefits are a plus. Our data storage salary survey 2013 paints a favorable picture.
Big data storage and analytics
by Eric Slack
There are two basic types of big data analytics—synchronous and asynchronous—but both have big data storage appetites and specialized needs.
- Salary survey 2013: Salaries for data storage pros continue to climb by Ellen O'Brien
Disaster recovery plan testing: Will your plan work?
by George Crump
DR has become tougher due to ever-changing virtual environments. Ensure your disaster recovery plan testing runs smoothly with DR monitoring tools.
Array freebies are still the storage management tool of choice
by Rich Castagna
We asked survey respondents about the effectiveness of the storage management tool they're using in their computing environments and the capabilities they require in a tool.
- Disaster recovery plan testing: Will your plan work? by George Crump
Caveat emptor now applies to your cloud storage provider
by Rich Castagna
A big cloud storage provider stumbles and everyone gets just a wee bit nervous—but there are lessons to be learned.
Can we have an adult conversation about software-defined storage?
by Jon William Toigo
All this talk about software-defined storage seems to be missing the point. Hasn't software always defined properly constructed IT infrastructure?
Microsoft's SMB 3.0 for virtualization
by Terri McClure
With SMB 3.0 included in Windows Server 2012, using Windows file sharing for virtual environments is much faster, safer and easier.
How the future of data storage will stack up
by Mike Matchett
In the near future, data storage won't be a passive player as it integrates more closely with applications and workloads.
- Caveat emptor now applies to your cloud storage provider by Rich Castagna
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