Guide to Snapshot Technologies
Snapshots are commonly used to enhance backup systems and to dramatically shorten RTOs and RPOs. We'll explain the different types of snapshots; provide guidelines for how frequently snapshots should be done; and describe how snapshots might fit into your overall data protection environment. We'll also look at the key differences in vendors' snapshot offerings.
Find out What Your Peers are Buying This Year
For seven years, Storage magazine and SearchStorage.com have fielded bi-annual surveys to determine the purchasing plans of storage managers. We report and analyze the results of the latest edition of the survey and provide insight into emerging trends. Find out how other storage managers are stretching tight budgets to cope with growing capacity demands.
Is it Getting Cloudy Inside?
There's been plenty of talk about storage cloud services recently, but for many firms, the technologies related to cloud storage may be more attractive for building internal clouds than for sending data offsite. Internal clouds may offer a practical approach to virtualization that will finally deliver on the promises of utility storage.
This was first published in September 2009