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This article is part of the Vol. 10 Num. 10 December 2011 issue of Top data storage technologies of 2012
These six cutting-edge storage technologies are ready for prime time, and can help transform your data center. By Andrew Burton, Rich Castagna, Todd Erickson, John Hilliard, Rachel Kossman, Sonia Lelii, Ellen O’Brien, Dave Raffo, Francesca Sales, Carol Sliwa, Sue Troy What makes a storage technology “hot”? In our book, anything new that makes storing your company’s data a faster, better or more efficient process is worthy of the “hot” label. But it must also represent a new approach to dealing with nagging issues. Essentially, it has to be the answer to the question, “If they can send a man to the moon, why can’t they . . .?” We found six technologies that can store massive amounts of data effortlessly, perform at lightning speeds, turn old assets like tape and server disks into something new, and put the cloud within reach of enterprise data centers. Not quite hot (yet) Global backup deduplication The experts all say this is a great technology for jacking up dedupe ratios, load balancing and scaling. But two incorrect perceptions have slowed its adoption: ... Access >>>
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