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  • StorTrends SAN brings city's IT in-house

    When this Ohio city needed a more comprehensive disaster recovery plan and to bring their outsourced IT projects in-house, StorTrends was the answer.

  • Fujitsu Eternus DX arrays upgraded for performance, capacity

    Eternus phases out its DX8700 S2 model and replaces it with two block storage devices that scale from 4.6 PB to 13.8 PB of raw capacity.

  • storage hypervisor

    Storage hypervisors make more efficient use of storage resources in a virtual environment.

  • SDS products boost data preservation, accessibility

    Software-defined storage is among innovations that can ease long-term data retention with reliable access to data as hardware changes over time.

  • Software-defined storage vendors must learn from their past

    Software-defined storage has promise, but hypervisor and software-defined storage vendors are making some of the same mistakes as their storage ancestors.

  • Managing storage for virtual servers

    It's easy to understand why server virtualization has become so popular among IT admins. Virtual servers are flexible, mobile and can be deployed or decommissioned rapidly. However, managing storage for virtual environments can be difficult. Many shops struggle with managing storage for virtual servers, and even more could realize better performance with more sophisticated management. Storage management tools for virtual environments can capture and record data from hypervisors; extend visibility into storage, network and applications; and provide trending analysis to help keep resources in balance. These tools can help you take a proactive approach to storage management, reduce costs and improve performance.

    RAID has formed the backbone of local data availability for nearly 30 years, but the technology is starting to show its age, and erasure coding has emerged as an alternative. Some even say it could even eliminate the need for traditional data backup.

    Storage and backup administrators are a tough crowd. So it means something when users of Asigra and Veeam backup products return the two vendors to the winner's circle in a reprise of last year's Backup Software Quality Awards results.

  • Big data tutorial: Everything you need to know

    Learn about big data technologies and architecture, vendor developments in the big data arena and what CIOs say are their biggest challenges when implementing big data in their storage environments.

  • Ochsner healthcare leans on Seven10 for data migration software

    Ochsner Healthcare uses Seven10's Storfirst software to migrate multiple terabytes of data from EMC Centera to Isilon, and as file archive system.

  • How does the cost of a hyper-converged system compare to SAN or NAS?

    When evaluating the cost of a hyper-converged storage system, it's important to keep the functionality of the system in mind in addition to cost per gigabyte.

  • How to evaluate open source object storage

    Expert Marc Staimer outlines the requirements and risks associated with open source object storage.

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  • Storage certification, training options abound

    IT departments battle storage-related tests on areas such as virtualization to long-term retention, but training and certification programs can help.

  • Smarter storage from metadata, object stores

    One of the distinguishing features of object storage systems is their ability to package more metadata with each object they store. That metadata could be used to restrict access, define a file's lifecycle and its ultimate disposition. Other storage products are emerging that can do the same or similar type of data classification. This allows data management tasks to be automated via policies set by IT, thus creating smarter storage systems.

    Enterprise file sync-and-share use has taken off in many organizations, but consumer file sync-and-share use can leave corporate data unprotected. In-house EFSS can help guard against data loss by giving IT oversight and control.

    Today, organizations face a wide array of storage challenges. Luckily, there are myriad training and certification opportunities for IT pros looking to bolster their knowledge of the storage technologies.

  • Storage certification, training options abound

  • Storage magazine salary survey 2014 finds compensation flat, but still high

    Our twelfth annual salary storage survey shows that in a changing IT landscape, storage expertise is still valued.

  • The Storage magazine/SearchStorage 2014 Salary Survey

    For 12 consecutive years we have surveyed Storage readers to get a picture of the kind of salaries and benefits data storage expertise commands, and our 2014 salary survey confirms what we’ve seen over the years: storage pros are well paid, get good benefits and are generally enthusiastic about their work. With an overall average salary of nearly $98,000, it’s clear storage is a good career choice.

    Among storage pros, data backup is a key concern. But with huge data stores and new interest in big data, the big backup suite vendors are responding with new capabilities that go beyond just backup.

    Moving data on the wire is no easy trick. As more companies look to the cloud to augment their in-house storage resources, there’s renewed interest in WAN optimization products. It’s a relatively easy way for a company to widen its pipes to cloud services and extend its communications bandwidth.

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  • 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 increased at an even steeper rate. Still, most respondents to our eleventh annual survey view their jobs favorably, with 55% looking to leverage their storage chops to move up the IT ranks.

    Creating a viable disaster recovery (DR) plan is hard work, but ensuring it will work when needed can be even tougher. A handful of available tools can make the job of testing a DR scenario a little easier while avoiding some of the costs of full-scale DR testing.

    Big data can be a confusing term, but one thing is clear: traditional storage systems may not be able to meet the needs of big data analysis when millions -- or even billions -- of files are involved.

  • Salary survey 2013: Salaries for data storage pros continue to climb

    The heavy workloads remain but the pay is a little better and the benefits are a plus. Our data storage salary survey 2013 paints a favorable picture.

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  • Asigra, Veeam remain top users' choice for backup applications

    Enterprise and midrange vendors who were each first-time winners in last year's Quality Awards for recovery and backup applications software win again this year.

  • Managing storage for virtual servers

    It's easy to understand why server virtualization has become so popular among IT admins. Virtual servers are flexible, mobile and can be deployed or decommissioned rapidly. However, managing storage for virtual environments can be difficult. Many shops struggle with managing storage for virtual servers, and even more could realize better performance with more sophisticated management. Storage management tools for virtual environments can capture and record data from hypervisors; extend visibility into storage, network and applications; and provide trending analysis to help keep resources in balance. These tools can help you take a proactive approach to storage management, reduce costs and improve performance.

    RAID has formed the backbone of local data availability for nearly 30 years, but the technology is starting to show its age, and erasure coding has emerged as an alternative. Some even say it could even eliminate the need for traditional data backup.

    Storage and backup administrators are a tough crowd. So it means something when users of Asigra and Veeam backup products return the two vendors to the winner's circle in a reprise of last year's Backup Software Quality Awards results.

  • Integrating a cloud tier with on-premises storage

    The best approaches to using cloud storage create a seamless integration between on-premises and cloud storage. Integration of a cloud tier with on-premises storage can be accomplished in a number of ways. Some will prefer purpose-built software while others will use the capabilities built into storage systems or hardware gateway products.

    Over the years, cloud backup has gotten more sophisticated and today it's easier than ever to integrate cloud backup with current traditional backup methods. Other new cloud backup applications include the ability to spread backups across multiple clouds and back up data that's created in the cloud.

    Our Purchasing Intentions survey is one of the longest-running and most-comprehensive surveys of storage managers. It chronicles the technologies they're implementing or evaluating, and other initiatives and issues they expect to devote time and money to in the coming year.

  • VMware VVOLs redefine storage

    VMware has been shaking up data storage for years, and its VVOLs technology just might revolutionize it. The newly introduced VMware VVOLs have vendors scrambling to support it or risk becoming irrelevant in the virtual machine storage market. VVOLs should make configuring and allocating storage easy while providing traditional networked storage services.

    Many companies use cloud storage services, but few have significant amounts of data in the cloud. Uneasiness about having data offsite, as well as security issues, still dog cloud storage. Hybrid implementations pairing on-premises storage with cloud storage are becoming popular, with vendors offering a variety of products and services.

    Now in its 10th year, the Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com Quality Awards poll readers about the service and reliability of data storage products. Read the results of our latest survey on enterprise-class arrays.

  • Virtual machine backup a top VM storage priority

    Virtual machine backup might not be such a big headache anymore, but it still commands some serious resources.

  • Hitachi tops enterprise storage array vendors list

    In a very close contest, Hitachi lands in our winner's circle for enterprise storage array vendors for the fifth time.

  • Still some pain when it comes to storage for virtual machines

    We've come a long way, baby, but we still haven't worked out all the kinks in configuring and provisioning VM storage.

  • Disaster recovery planning process still a hit-or-miss affair

    Nearly half of the companies we recently surveyed still don't have a disaster recovery planning process in place.

  • Enterprise data protection shopping lists focus on cost, scalability

    Changing backup applications or processes may keep storage managers awake at night, but cost and scalability concerns remain firm.

  • EMC, Dell and NetApp top NAS storage systems satisfaction survey

    Our ninth annual survey collected user feedback regarding the service and reliability of NAS storage systems.

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