Choosing cloud-based vs. in-house storage solutions is like herding cats -- tricky.
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.
Eric Lomascolo, director of product development, demonstrates new management tools that knocked the socks of of our storage analyst, Jon Toigo
What defines "old" data, and how do you solve compatibility issues of legacy backups?
The more information you have, the more you must worry about where it's stored and if your organization is in compliance with the global potpourri of industry and government regulations.
Spectra Logic's Molly Rector discusses tape's niche role as a powerful backup medium to its use in active archives
More misconceptions clarified about the meaning of storage archiving, plus criteria you should use to make smart archive purchases.
One technology strategy sure to be strategic is data archiving. We clear up several misconceptions about the technology.
Virtual Instruments' CEO blends a historical perspective of FC storage with case studies of benefits of SAN management using his company's products
There are many advantages in selecting a replication solution over remote backup, from significant cost savings in hardware, software, and operations to better data protection, business continuity, and disaster recovery -- all in a single solution.
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.
To help IT manage its file deluge, vendors are trying to develop a platform that delivers respectable performance for file access vendors. They're really just building a bigger junk drawer.
ReiJane Huai, chairman, CEO, and co-founder of FalconStor Software, discusses his pioneering work in tape backup software for distributed systems.
Digital Reef CEO Steve Akers explains the challenges confronting companies as they try to bring order to their storage junk drawers.
In 2010, vendor marketing campaigns will ramp up with the usual hype.
What should IT focus on this year? Some key issues from 2009 remain, but several new areas will need IT's attention.
Few storage technology products invent a market. Rather, they respond to market requirements.
Tape continues to deliver reliability, flexibility, and sound support of a multilayer data protection strategy.
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.
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.