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.
As managing storage is ever more critical, single-instance storage can reduce your storage footprint and save you money.
Backup is a necessary evil whose hard costs (including disk, bandwidth, and software) are easy to calculate. Beware these three not-so-obvious costs that can cost IT thousands of dollars.
Management shuffling is not what this company needs.
Companies need some sort of yardstick for comparing the product offerings of different vendors.
IT often reacts to data growth by adding more storage devices. There’s a better way.
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.
Continuity planning has significant value to offer besides risk reduction; sadly, the benefits are rarely talked about.
Tape plays a continuing role in meeting the storage challenge.
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.
Effective data management is an idea that has been ignored for far too long.
Here's a simple solution to the disk vs. tape debate: use the technologies together and get the best of both worlds.
Resellers should spend more time helping customers to spec out what they want their infrastructure to look like over the next few years.
A quick rebuttal to a competitor's press release piques interest in vendor claims.
Storage buyers have been conditioned to look for ever-greater "value." We explain why this behavior is so risky.
Data protection budgets are in trouble because executives are getting the wrong pitch from storage pros.
All of the Energy Stars in the world will not keep the lights from going out.
Even before green got hot, it was apparent to many IT mavens that storage was actually consuming the most power and generating the most heat in their shops.
Full-disk encryption specifications developed by the Trusted Computing Group (TCG), including key management and self-encrypting drives, can keep data safe.