A sneak peek at Storage magazine's Sept. 2011 issue: matching virtualized servers to storage, the results of our midrange arrays Quality Awards survey and backing up the cloud.
The pros/cons of FC, iSCSI and NAS for virtual server storage
Matching virtualized servers to the right type of storage can be a critical decision, but there’s no single type of networked storage that’s hands-down the best for virtual servers. We review the pros and cons of each array alternative and suggest where each would fit best.
Quality Awards VI: Midrange arrays
Our Quality Awards program surveys midrange systems users for the sixth time. Three vendors that won four out of the first five Quality Awards in this category (StorageTek, EqualLogic and Compellent) have been acquired by larger firms. We’ll see if last year’s winner (Compellent) can repeat as part of Dell’s stable.
Backing up the cloud
Backup was one of the first services offered by cloud storage vendors, and it’s still the most popular way of using cloud storage. We’ll cover how the technology works, when it’s a viable alternative, how it can integrate with traditional backup, how much it costs, and other pros and cons of cloud backup services.
And don’t miss our monthly columns and commentary, or the results of our Snapshot reader survey.
This was first published in August 2011