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  • DataCore boosts performance, adds QoS to SANsymphony-V10

    DataCore Software's SANsymphony-V10 now features a random write accelerator to improve performance of write-intensive workloads.

  • file-area network (FAN)

    A file-area network (FAN) is a set of technologies that facilitate file sharing and data management over a network.

  • HP 3PAR StoreServ gets flash-focused updates in dedupe and caching

    HP extends inline dedupe to additional 3PAR StoreServ arrays and adds flash caching, express writes and an enhanced tool set to optimize SSD use.

  • Specialized types of storage media make purchase decisions more complex

    The business of picking the right media for the data has become nothing less than a critical task.

  • 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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  • Buyer’s checklist to converged infrastructure systems

    Converged infrastructure systems bundle storage with servers and the necessary networking gear into a single rack. The appeal to users is that all the components are already integrated and tested and—theoretically, at least—ready to run when the power is switched on. Advocates of converged systems say the technology represents the quickest and easiest route to production deployment; those who are less enamored with the packaging concept say users are likely to sacrifice best of breed for convenience. Most storage vendors offer converged systems by partnering with other vendors for the server and networking components. A few vendors that sell a wider variety of IT products may have all the necessary parts to assemble their own converged infrastructure packages. But converged infrastructure goes beyond the convenience of preconfigured hardware. Vendors distinguish their offerings by bundling hardware configurations designed for specific applications, while others may include hypervisor software ready for server or desktop virtualization. This Buyer’s Checklist describes the key features to consider as you evaluate converged systems, and explains which types of applications and use cases are best suited for implementation on converged infrastructure systems.

  • green storage

    Green storage is the practice of using a variety of "clean energy" storage methods and products to cut down on a data center's carbon footprint, as well as cost.

  • Non-disruptive upgrade (NDU)

    A non-disruptive upgrade (NDU) is an update to software or hardware done without interruption to system service or data access.

  • Software-defined storage market: Fact or fiction

    This Essential Guide examines how innovative software-defined storage is and why the market for the technology continues to grow.

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  • 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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  • 2013 Salary Survey Results Member-Exclusive Download

    The 2013 Salary-Survey Results Member-Exclusive Download on SearchStorage.com

  • 2013 Salary-Survey Results Member-Exclusive Download on SearchStorage.com

    The 2013 Salary-Survey Results on SearchStorage.com

  • 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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  • Wanted: Storage professionals

    All this talk about storage being a commodity might make storage professionals feel inferior. But if you look at storage pay, those gloom-and-doom prophecies just don't add up.

  • Wanted: Storage professionals

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