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The state of flash storage technology
In a relatively short time, solid-state storage has made an indelible mark on storage systems and data center environments. Today, few arrays ship without at least some solid-state installed on them, and all-flash arrays are gaining attention and market share. But flash storage technology continues to develop, with new architectures and new ways of implementing the tech in servers and arrays. Read about the coolest flashy stuff and what's lurking just around the corner.
Cloud backup is the oldest and most mature of the cloud storage services, but few firms are ready to rely solely on cloud backup to protect data. However, cloud backup can be integrated effectively with on-premises backup operations as a tier. We'll tell you how to do it.
In our ninth annual Quality Awards survey measuring user satisfaction, HP outdueled Hitachi and Dell to take top honors for midrange arrays.
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Enterprise flash storage technology is hot for its ability to speed application performance. See what's up with flash now and where it's headed.
Cloud backup services can lower costs and outsource some of the backup headache. But don't expect on-premises service levels at off-premises prices.
HP is the overall winner of Storage magazine's Quality Awards for midrange storage array vendors, but Hitachi and Dell also flex their muscles.
Anticipated year-over-year capacity growth of 24% and the need to boost the performance of existing applications is driving new SAN storage systems.
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If you're still trying to figure out the answer to this software-defined storage riddle, you're not alone.
According to Jon Toigo, a lot of technology journalism tries to solve any IT problem with a convenient observation or fix.
Server virtualization leads to unpredictable workloads. Application-aware storage could be the answer.
Some IT folks are trying to leverage commodity servers and disks with software-implemented storage services. But others want an all-flash architecture.