How to Make Snapshot-Only Backups Work
Growing capacities and server virtualization are putting the squeeze on already beleaguered backup windows. Traditional backup apps are reliable, but are they truly the right way to protect virtual machine data? Maybe it's time to consider a new approach to backup. We describe how snapshot technology is not only a viable alternative, but how it could eventually displace traditional backup operations.
Hybrid Storage Clouds: Getting the Best of Both Worlds?
Enterprise storage managers have hundreds of public cloud storage services to choose from, and also have the option of building their own internal storage clouds. But the real cloud storage enterprise solution may be a combination of both of those worlds -- hybrid storage clouds that use on-premises equipment but link to public clouds.
Quality Awards V: NAS Systems
In the final installment of round five of the Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com Quality Awards, we poll our readers to assess their satisfaction with the service and reliability of their NAS systems. In past surveys, NetApp has won three of four midrange contests, with HP taking honors once. For enterprise NAS products, four different winners have emerged: Hitachi, BlueArc, NetApp and IBM.
This was first published in December 2010