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  • Flash storage technology decisions

    Just about as quickly as we learn the merits of a new solid-state form factor, a new one appears. While the use and location of spinning disk storage is limited, solid-state offers a number of deployment and form-factor alternatives, including ser... 

  • Object storage systems come of age

    Object storage is sizzling hot, with technologists calling it the necessary building block for efficient cloud storage and big data projects. As awareness grows about the importance of object-based storage, so does the list of questions from some sto... 

  • How to tap into advanced hyper-v features

    This handbook is designed to help data storage professionals manage their Hyper-V deployments, and the impact of Hyper-V on their systems, from the outset instead of waiting for storage performance problems to appear. Learn from experienced IT analys... 

  • Storage pros reap rewards in 2013 salary survey

    Our Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com 2013 Salary Survey offers encouraging news: pay for storage pros rose again to an average of $98,082. Salaries have climbed steadily over the decade, but new capacity demands and other challenges have inc... 

  • Rethinking the way storage architectures are packaged and presented

    Cloud storage, virtualization and the growth of unstructured data have contributed to the way storage architectures are built and used. Virtual storage appliances and server-based shared storage are two concepts that have emerged as viable product... 

  • SearchStorage's best data storage products of 2012

    The Storage magazine/SearchStorage Products of the Year singles out the best new/enhanced storage products from 2012. Our judges rate products in six categories: backup and DR software and services, backup hardware, storage networking equipmen... 

  • Should you believe vendors’ jaw-dropping solid-state performance specs?

    The benefits of solid-state storage are clear -- cool running, space-saving and blistering performance. But just how “blistering” is that performance? Data storage vendors toss previously unheard of numbers around, like millions of IOPS, to show the ... 

  • Beyond the hype of object-based storage

    The June 2012 issue features in-depth look at today's object-based storage systems and why they're so popular. Plus, find out about tactics that simplify DR, get tips for configuring storage for virtual desktops successfully, leveraging the cloud for... 

  • What you need to know about data dedupe tools for backup

    In the August 2011 cover story of Storage magazine, Lauren Whitehouse examines the current state of data deduplication technology and shares insights on how to decide which option will work best in your shop. 

  • Relief for virtual server backup

    In the July 2011 cover story of Storage magazine, Jacob Gsoedl examines the current problems associated with virtual server backup and highlights the latest apps and features that help in putting an end to those challenges. 

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  • enterprise data replication (EDR)

    Enterprise data replication (EDR) is the process of copying or moving enterprise data from one storage system to another. EDR began as database replication, when it involved moving a set of data from one database to another database of the same kind.... 

  • cache algorithm

    A cache algorithm is a detailed list of instructions that decides which items should be discarded in a computer's cache of information. 

  • XAM (eXtensible Access Method)

    XAM (eXtensible Access Method) is a standard that makes it easier to manage fixed content by freeing data from dependencies on location, applications and storage devices. 

  • data migration

    Data migration is the process of transferring data between data storage systems, data formats or computer systems. 

  • pNFS (Parallel NFS)

    The Parallel Network File System (pNFS) is part of the NFS v4.1 protocol that allows compute clients to access storage devices directly and in parallel. 

  • storage capacity planning

    The goal of storage capacity planning is to predict how much storage an organization will require so that just enough disk space can be purchased to meet the needs of users and applications. 

  • charge-coupled device (CCD)

    A charge-coupled device (CCD) is a light-sensitive integrated circuit that stores and displays the data for an image in such a way that each pixel (picture element) in the image is converted into an electical charge the intensity of which is related ... 

  • virtual memory

    Virtual Memory is a feature of an operating system that enables a process to use a memory RAM address space that is independent of other processes running in the same system, and use a space that is larger than the actual amount of RAM present, tempo... 

  • MAID (massive array of idle disks)

    MAID (massive array of idle disks) is a storage technology in which only those disk drives in active use are spinning at any given time... 

  • wide-area file services (WAFS)

    Wide-area file services (WAFS) is a storage technology that makes it possible to access a remote data center as though it were local. Among other benefits, WAFS enables businesses, academic institutions, and government agencies having numerous branch... 

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About Data management tools

With the right data management tools you can perform data archiving, storage configuration, performance measurement, data migration, storage provisioning, performance monitoring and reporting. Find news and resources on this topic page.