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  • How does flape benefit backup and where is the technology headed?

    With a flash and tape collaboration, users can see improvements in several key areas, including cost, capacity and write efficiency. But can this positive momentum be sustained? Continue Reading

  • Seven tips to improve data storage efficiency

    Storage networks, server-side flash, network cache, software-defined storage and all-flash or hybrid arrays help storage performance and efficiency. Continue Reading

  • Scale-out storage vs. object storage

    The unfettered growth of unstructured data, both human and (more and more) machine generated, has enterprises increasingly turning to scale-out NAS and object storage. While both scale-out storage and object storage are designed for massive scalability, they take different approaches to storing unstructured information -- each with their own strengths/weaknesses, management issues and architectural considerations.

    Flash is putting demands on storage networks like never before. Fortunately, there are emerging technologies (e.g., the latest in FC and Ethernet networking) and techniques (e.g., network caching and SDS) you can implement to ease this growing burden on storage fabrics while maximizing application performance.

    File sync and share can place your IP, financial and compliance data, not to mention organization as a whole, at risk. There are a number ways to bring this effective sharing, communication and collaboration approach out of the shadows and into the IT fold, however, through more secure corporate-sanctioned cloud, on-premises or hybrid deployments.

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  • Best bets for modernizing legacy storage systems

    Traditionally, storage arrays were purchased on three- to five-year contracts, but modern budgets often require companies to keep their arrays for seven years. With the pace at which data storage technology changes today, 7-year-old legacy storage systems can be considered ancient. But you can use the latest data storage technology to keep up to date. For instance, most legacy storage systems today support new media types as they come out. That means you can drastically expand a system's capacity and even performance by using higher-density drives or by replacing hard disk drives with solid-state drives.

    Software-defined storage can also be used to extend the life of arrays, especially SDS that supports commodity hardware. SDS can run on top of older arrays to deliver more efficient and newer data management capabilities.

    Older large arrays can also be complemented by flash caching devices or software that improves performance. And instead of buying a new SAN or NAS system, a company can add a smaller-capacity hyper-converged appliance or all-flash array for a specific application -- such as virtual desktops. The cloud can also be used to push off new array purchases and keep utilization down on legacy storage systems. Companies can move applications such as archiving that do not require great performance off to a public cloud.

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  • Make copy data storage a vital part of your storage strategy

    Creating copies of data is a tried-and-true method of data protection, but the number of copies can quickly get out of hand. Copy data management is one way to combat the issue. Continue Reading

  • Solid-state storage device buyers want performance

    As solid-state storage devices become more commonplace in storage shops, the amount implemented and its use cases are growing, too. Continue Reading

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