Cloud storage services are making some inroads into enterprise storage operations, especially for backup and disaster recovery (DR). As standalone services, cloud backup and cloud DR can be useful, but for many firms, they would be far more attractive alternatives if they could be integrated with more traditional backup methods. We'll look at how some backup and DR app vendors are working to integrate cloud storage services. 10 Tips: Managing Storage for Virtual Servers and Desktops
Virtualization on the server and desktop side of IT shops has provided a relatively easy way to reduce physical systems. But the technology has introduced problems for storage managers who need to effectively configure their resources to meet the needs of a consolidated infrastructure. We offer the top practical tips for managing storage in virtualized server and desktop environments. What Storage Managers Are Buying
Over the last eight years, Storage magazine and SearchStorage.com have fielded the twice-yearly Storage Purchasing Intentions survey to determine the purchasing plans of storage professionals for the current and upcoming years. This article reports on and analyzes the results of the latest edition of the survey, and provides insight into emerging trends. Find out what technologies your peers are interested in for the coming year.
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This was first published in September 2010