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  • April 19, 2016 19 Apr'16

    Everspin Technologies touts 256 Mb ST-MRAM storage

    Memory channel storage vendor Everspin sells ST-MRAM devices with byte-addressable memory channel storage designed as a write cache with predictable latency.

  • February 17, 2016 17 Feb'16

    Server SSDs open up storage possibilities in data centers

    We've reached a point where it's easy to justify equipping servers with SSDs: the performance gains they offer enable new workloads, and improve end-user satisfaction with response time and run time. In many cases, SSDs pay for themselves by avoiding new server purchases. There is simply no reason not to migrate from HDD to SSD in servers anymore.

  • February 12, 2016 12 Feb'16

    Check out the best data storage products of 2015

    The fourteenth edition of the Storage magazine/SearchStorage Product of the Year awards recognizes the innovation, performance and functionality of 18 the best data storage products. And, as we've often seen, these outstanding data storage products come from both well-established vendors and startups just on the scene. Winners are recognized in six categories: backup software, backup hardware, storage system software, all-flash arrays, storage management tools and hybrid arrays.

    Hyper-converged systems pack storage, compute and networking into hypervisor-based bundles. These turnkey packages offer fast deployment and ease of use, but there are significant differences among products and limitations you should be aware of.

    RAID has been the de facto internal data protection technology for years, but new approaches are better suited to new storage architectures. Make sure your data is as safe as it can be.

  • October 29, 2015 29 Oct'15

    SwiftStack 3.0 object storage software gains feature parity

    The SwiftStack 3.0 upgrade adds an active secondary controller, as well as lets users mix and match erasure coding and RAID data protection schemes within a cluster.

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  • Buyer's checklist to software-defined storage vendors

    Vendors have flocked to SDS to help describe their various approaches to the market. When all the vendor hype and marketing presentations are over, how does today’s storage pro truly understand this transformative technology? This Buyer’s Guide will differentiate between the various types of software-defined storage. This buyer’s checklist explains what to look for in a true SDS offering and outlines the vendor offering in various implementations of SDS. What do the experts say about SDS support? What about software-only offerings? How important is it to choose your own hardware when running SDS? Finally, what’s an SDS implementation really going to involve? Storage pros need answers to these crucial questions and our Buyer’s Checklist breaks down the major players and their game plans in a way that is easy to understand and use. Continue Reading

  • Use software-defined storage for do-it-yourself data storage arrays

    Take storage and a few servers, add the special software and -- voila -- instant array. Continue Reading

  • RAID 50 (RAID 5+0)

    RAID 50, also known as RAID 5+0, combines distributed parity (RAID 5) with striping (RAID 0). Continue Reading

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Learn to apply best practices and optimize your operations.

  • Using Diskpart to create, extend or delete a disk partition

    Diskpart is a disk management tool designed to create, delete and resize hard drive partitions, and assign or reassign drive letters in Windows client and server operating systems. Continue Reading

  • Shining a light on SQL Server storage tactics

    A good storage plan is key to proper database management no matter what system database administrators are working in. Without a sufficient SQL Server storage plan, the system may run out of space or process tasks too slowly. This handbook examines the complexities of storage in general and specific to SQL Server.

    In the first article, consultant Robert Sheldon takes a look at solid-state drives and what the differences are between using them or hard disk drives for storing SQL Server data. Then database administrator Basit Farooq provides insight into overcoming SQL Server storage management problems. Jessica Sirkin, associate site editor of SearchSQLServer, finishes it out with an article on configuring storage and other database elements for running SQL Server in Microsoft's Azure cloud.

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  • Data protection systems for primary storage

    Snapshots, mirroring, replication and erasure coding are among the data protection systems that help keep data safe -- see how and when to use them. Continue Reading

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