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  • Making sense of the alphabet soup of server-attached storage

    There's been plenty of talk about software-defined storage and how it creates networks from DAS, SAN and NAS. See if it's right for your shop.

  • VirtualWisdom adds storage probe for NetApp NAS array

    VirtualWisdom now monitors NAS as well as SAN, as long as your NAS array is NetApp.

  • OpenZFS

    OpenZFS is an open-source file system and logical volume manager for highly scalable storage with built-in features such as replication, deduplication, compression, snapshots, and data protection.

  • Jacob Gsoedl

    Jacob Gsoedl is a freelance writer focusing on data storage and a vice president of IT applications with extensive experience with IT infrastructure and business applications.

  • Panasas adds Windows support to HPC file system

    Panasas replaces open source Samba components with Microsoft Windows SMB/CIFS to broaden the appeal of its high-performance NAS appliance.

  • Users rate Dell and Hitachi as best NAS storage vendors

    Our eighth Quality Awards survey on the best NAS storage systems had Dell besting the enterprise group and Hitachi topping the midrange.

  • Flash technology debate: All-flash or hybrid?

    It didn't take long for a handful of startups to roll out all-solid-state storage arrays. Falling flash prices, and space-saving techs like dedupe and compression, let those vendors compete with traditional storage systems. As more vendors offer all-flash products, a debate is brewing over whether all-flash is too much flash technology and if hybrid arrays that mix flash with spinning disk storage can deliver more bang for the buck.

    Backup is still job No. 1, and verifying how well a backup ran is still a challenge. Our second feature discusses how data protection management apps offer a detailed look at a backup environment with success/failure reports that reveal unprotected data.

    Finally, our Quality Awards survey for NAS systems has Dell and Hitachi prevailing among enterprise and midrange systems. User satisfaction is high regarding the service and reliability of their NAS arrays.

  • Users rate Dell and Hitachi as best NAS storage vendors

  • direct-attached storage (DAS)

    Direct-attached storage (DAS) is computer storage that is directly attached to one computer or server and is not, without special support, directly accessible to other ones.

  • ZFS

    ZFS is a local file system and logical volume manager created by Sun Microsystems Inc. for highly scalable storage.

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