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  • Our predictions of the hot data storage trends for 2014

    For the eleventh year, Storage magazine and SearchStorage editors offer their list of storage technologies likely to have an impact on data centers in the coming year. Our choices focus on techs that have matured to the point where they’re ... 

  • Big data storage challenges associated with rich media files

    Scale-out network-attached storage (NAS) is the primary technology to handle big data needs in the media and entertainment (M&E) space. Using scale-out NAS for rich media files can provide crucial advantages such as scalability, data protection and i... 

  • 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... 

  • The past, present and future of RAID data protection

    Seemingly everyone working in IT knows the power of RAID, and setting various RAID levels continues to be a solid foundation of a data protection strategy. But RAID efficiency is being put to the test by rapidly expanding data stores, and the storage... 

  • Goodbye, old backup app

    There’s hope for storage shops straining to back up ever-growing data stores, but it might mean using a modern backup alternative instead of a traditional backup app. The usual scenario of weekly fulls/daily incrementals can break down as data ove... 

  • More choices for virtual server backups

    Virtualizing servers has had an impact on nearly every facet of storage operations, but moving from physical to virtual servers had the greatest effect on backup. Firms tried traditional approaches with backup agents in each virtual machine and other... 

  • Cloud-based DR to the rescue

    Disaster recovery (DR) scenarios used to require dedicated or rented alternate data center sites, but cloud storage services have helped slash the cost of getting data offsite in a recoverable mode. Pairing cloud storage with cloud-based servers allo... 

  • Buyer’s checklist on storage for big data applications

    The attributes of big data applications are often described as the four Vs: volume, velocity, variety and variability. Taken singly, any one of those traits would pose a serious challenge to traditional storage systems; when combined, they force a re... 

  • How to get the most out of solid-state technology

    Our research shows solid-state technology usage is skyrocketing, with more than a third of data storage shops using flash now. Dennis Martin, a leading expert on solid-state storage, describes how companies can use the still costly storage to their b... 

  • Improve data storage efficiency with archiving technology

    Data archiving technology moves inactive data from primary storage to more suitable media. It may be used for compliance, governance or storage efficiency. By moving data to less-expensive media, an archiving strategy can help avoid new capacity purc...