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Storage Media Group Editors Published: 18 Oct 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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    • Replication technology for day-to-day recovery by Lauren Whitehouse, Contributor

      It’s not just for disaster recovery anymore: Replication technology is finding a place in the more common, but just as crucial, recovery of systems and data in ordinary operations.

    • Determining the real cost of storage by Jeff Boles, Contributor

      Vendors tout dollars per gigabyte per I/O, but figuring out what a data storage system will really cost your company is a much more complicated process.

    • Occupy Storage! by Jon William Toigo

      Data storage technologies keep getting better, but storage vendors may just be up to their old tricks.

    • “Big data” conspiracy theories abound by Rich Castagna

      Could the latest and greatest buzzword in the storage biz be killing off some of the most useful storage technologies around?

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