Storage: Management


Q&A: A New Approach to Tape Discovery

The benefits and best practices of using tape discovery.

Getting Smarter About Storage (Part 3 of 3)

Smart storage isn't about applications running on an array controller; it's about manageability of the infrastructure.

Getting Smarter About Storage (Part 2 of 3)

Choosing cloud-based vs. in-house storage solutions is like herding cats -- tricky.

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: Why Xiotech is a True Innovator

Eric Lomascolo, director of product development, demonstrates new management tools that knocked the socks of of our storage analyst, Jon Toigo

Q&A: Optimizing Your Data Archives

What defines "old" data, and how do you solve compatibility issues of legacy backups?

Keeping Data Close to Home

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.

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

What Does "Archive" Really Mean? (Part 2 of 2)

More misconceptions clarified about the meaning of storage archiving, plus criteria you should use to make smart archive purchases.

What Does "Archive" Really Mean? -- Part 1 of 2

One technology strategy sure to be strategic is data archiving. We clear up several misconceptions about the technology.

Video: SANS in Virtual Server Environments (Interview)

Virtual Instruments' CEO blends a historical perspective of FC storage with case studies of benefits of SAN management using his company's products

Using Replication to Protect Remote Office Data

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.

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.

Files, Files Everywhere

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.

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.

Video: Managing Storage Junk Drawers (Interview)

Digital Reef CEO Steve Akers explains the challenges confronting companies as they try to bring order to their storage junk drawers.

On to a New Decade

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

Five IT Focal Points for 2010

What should IT focus on this year? Some key issues from 2009 remain, but several new areas will need IT's attention.

The End of the Decade in Storage

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

Storage Report Card: Tape Gets an "A"

Tape continues to deliver reliability, flexibility, and sound support of a multilayer data protection strategy.