January 25, 2016
SearchStorage began in-depth coverage of the enterprise storage market in 2000, when Compaq was a major player, IBM looked prescient and EMC had its first $2 billion quarter.
January 08, 2016
We received hundreds of entries for this year's Products of the Year competition, but the field has been whittled to these 70 finalists in six data storage systems categories.
December 16, 2015
The hype surrounding public cloud has died down, as customers are targeting hybrid cloud technology for its flexibility and to keep some data securely on premises.
November 10, 2015
EMC expanded its Isilon NAS portfolio with a scaled-down, software storage system for remote locations, a cloud migration application and high-availability upgrades for Isilon OneFS.
NAS Get Started
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As virtualization extends its reach beyond the server, software-defined storage is being included in strategies for future-proofing an infrastructure. Continue Reading
How much do you know about the essential terminology related to network-attached storage (NAS)? Take our quiz to find out. Would you like to brush up first? See our Quick Start Glossary. Continue Reading
Print out our handy glossary of essential network-attached storage (NAS) terminology for a fast reference. Online, each term links to our full definition, which also includes resources for further learning. Continue Reading
Evaluate NAS Vendors & Products
Weigh the pros and cons of technologies, products and projects you are considering.
With so many NAS options currently available, knowing where the technology works best and examining vendor offerings will ease any user's NAS buying process. Continue Reading
Oracle ZFS Storage uses mechanical and flash storage. The ZS3-2 and ZS4-4 models offer a variety of software for storage management, encryption and security. Continue Reading
The Hewlett Packard Enterprise StoreEasy 1000 Storage family -- formerly HP StoreEasy 1000 Storage -- has four mid-level NAS models, management tools and BitLocker Drive Encryption support. Continue Reading
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Internet of Things devices are propagating within the enterprise. Expert Michael Cobb explains how an IoT device discovery process can help thwart security risks. Continue Reading
The Dell PowerVault NX Series consists of three models that support file- and block- storage but not flash. We outline the specifications of each model and its capabilities. Continue Reading
Emerging flash technologies target capacity, reliability and cost, while the line between storage and memory continues to blur. Over the past couple of years, we've seen four major developments in flash storage technology: 3D architectures, which will allow denser NAND chips; memory channel flash, which uses a server's DIMM slot and bus to add solid-state storage; nonvolatile memory express (NVMe), which offers a more efficient way to tap into a server's PCIe bus to wring out more performance; and nonvolatile dual in-line memory module (NVDIMM), which adds a nonvolatile tier to system RAM. All of these techs are available now. This issue of Storage magazine outlines the best use cases and the advantages/disadvantages of each flash storage technology.
Each new version of VMware's vSphere introduces new storage capabilities and features to support virtual servers. This issue explains vSphere's latest storage stuff, including new capacities, new performance controls and other storage-related management features. We'll also look at how storage vendors plan to support the new features.
It doesn't matter what industry you're in, the size of your company or whether your shop is fully virtualized -- the odds are that you struggle to control or keep up capacity growth. With more devices than ever creating data and more uses for that data, many companies are reluctant to deep-six anything. Luckily, there are new and cost-effective ways to cope with all that data without breaking the bank.Continue Reading
Problem Solve NAS Issues
We’ve gathered up expert advice and tips from professionals like you so that the answers you need are always available.
Building an on-premises cloud offers the potential of storing massive amounts of data in a secure manner without breaking the bank. Continue Reading
Get the most out of your rack-mount NAS appliance by enabling permissions, network access and other advanced options. Continue Reading
Network-attached storage devices can present a plethora of security issues to an enterprise. Expert Kevin Beaver explains how to detect and mitigate the risks. Continue Reading