The State of Solid-State Storage
Solid-state drives (SSDs) will be the storage of tomorrow, nudging mechanical disks out of servers, arrays and data centers forever. We'll describe the state of SSDs today, what solid-state developers are doing to overcome some of the inherent shortcomings of contemporary NAND flash products, and how storage vendors are incorporating SSDs in high-end arrays.
Tools, Tips and Techniques for Managing Capacity
By most industry estimates, there's a good chance you may be wasting up to 50% of your installed disk storage. But with the right tools, you can get an accurate reading of how much disk capacity is actually being used, and how much has been orphaned or overlooked.
Dedupe: It's Not Just a Hardware Thing
Data deduplication is still the hottest topic in the world of data protection, with hardware vendors still fueling the inline vs. post-processing debate. But you don't necessarily need a new appliance, virtual tape library or specialized backup target to implement dedupe anymore. Backup application vendors now offer dedupe options built right into their software.
This was first published in August 2009