Storage tiering is gaining renewed interest, largely due to the emergence of solid-state storage as a viable alternative for high-performance storage. But automated tiering doesn't just benefit the high end; it's an effective way to make efficient use of all installed storage resources. We'll describe what vendors are offering automated tiering capabilities and how they work.
Storage Purchasing Intentions
Over the last eight years, Storage magazine and SearchStorage.com have fielded a twice-yearly survey to determine the purchasing plans of storage professionals. This article reports and analyzes the results of the latest edition of the survey and provides insight into emerging trends.
Blueprint for Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery
Cloud storage services may seem perfect for disaster recovery (DR) planning, especially for smaller firms that may not have the resources for collocation facilities. But there's much more to plan for than just tucking a firm's data into a safe place in the cloud; getting it back when it's needed may be the key to whether cloud DR is an appropriate choice.
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This was first published in April 2011