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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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Features in this issue
Our twelfth annual salary storage survey shows that in a changing IT landscape, storage expertise is still valued.
Today's backup suites offer more than just backup, with snapshot and replication management, virtual server protection, cloud integration and more.
Modern applications, the cloud and massive amounts of data make WAN optimization more important than ever.
Thirty-one percent of storage shoppers have unified storage on their lists; the majority plan to use their new arrays equally for file and block apps.
Columns in this issue
The business of picking the right media for the data has become nothing less than a critical task.
If you want to exercise some cost containment, forget the hardware for a moment and focus on data management.
How unified storage needs to develop to support new applications and new data center environments.
Sometimes comparing the costs of flash arrays is an apples-to-oranges affair -- interesting, but not very helpful.