Storage: Hardware


The Holy Grail of Storage Efficiency (Part 2 in a Series)

When considering budgeting for storage, cost efficiency provides the best way to frame a discussion of storage efficiency.

The Holy Grail of Storage Efficiency (Part 1 in a Series)

Why is storage efficiency so abysmal?

Storage 2010: What’s Past is Prologue

The 2010 history books will show that many of the developments in storage have been driven by economics rather than pure innovation. Our storage analyst, Jon Toigo, takes a look back at the significant storage news of 2010.

How Tape Storage Helped MLB Handle Massive Archives

Major League Baseball discovered efficiencies, cost savings using tape for mass storage of historical footage.

Q&A: Will Intel's Jasper Forest Revolutionize Storage?

Do Intel's new processors signal a seminal moment in storage innovation?

Getting Smarter about Storage (Part 1 of 3)

Our storage analyst, Jon Toigo, explores a model that, if fully realized, would be light years ahead of what your favorite hardware vendors call "smart storage" today.

Video: The Changing Role of Tape (Interview)

Spectra Logic's Molly Rector discusses tape's niche role as a powerful backup medium to its use in active archives

Q&A: Server Virtualization and Storage

Virtualization is so radically different from physical computing that entirely new approaches to storage are required. So why aren’t vendors keeping up?

Video: Savings from Virtualizing Physical Connections (Interview)

Jon Toor, vice president of marketing at Xsigo Systems, explains how to save money by virtualizing your physical NICs and HBAs in servers and using a Xsigo Systems Director to broker and manage I/O from physical and virtual servers.

Video: Tape Backup for Distributed Systems (Interview)

ReiJane Huai, chairman, CEO, and co-founder of FalconStor Software, discusses his pioneering work in tape backup software for distributed systems.

On to a New Decade

In 2010, vendor marketing campaigns will ramp up with the usual hype.

The End of the Decade in Storage

Few storage technology products invent a market. Rather, they respond to market requirements.

Report Card: Storage Clouds

Without an open standards-based management framework, the current flirtation with storage clouds will likely move to the footnotes of tech history much as storage service providers did a decade ago.

Five Storage Best Practices You Can Implement Today

These best practices will help you get the maximum return from your storage budget while streamlining the overall performance and reliability of your IT infrastructure.

Unsolicited Advice for NetApp

Management shuffling is not what this company needs.

Calculating the Benefits of File Virtualization

IT often reacts to data growth by adding more storage devices. There’s a better way.

Getting It On Tape

Tape continues to be the preferred home for nearly 70 percent of the world's data, especially at the core of the digital revolution: video.

Virtualization: Spin or Wobble? (Part 1 of 3)

When you look closer, the spin around VMware benefits starts to wobble quickly when you do the math.

Tape: The Zombie Technology

Tape plays a continuing role in meeting the storage challenge.

Novell Storage Manager Strikes Data Management Gold

If you’re serious about cutting storage costs by better managing users’ “junk file drawers,” a demo of Novell Storage Manager will be time well spent.