Storage: Management


Storage 2008: Promises Delivered And Postponed

Promises comes and go. A few have morphed into something different.

Trusted Storage for Enterprise-class Hard Disk Drives, Part 1 of 2

Encryption directly on the storage device provides the simplest and most effective means to obtain a trusted storage system.

Sun and the Treacherous Storage Market

Sun's Storage 7000 push may lack a crucial component -- vision -- according to one storage analyst.

Storage Innovators, Part 2

Sometimes innovation is as simple as reviewing, and replacing, a vendor service and support contract with one from a qualified third-party provider.

Innovation 2008, Part 1: Can Ecosystems Trump Stovepipes?

Why the ISE ecosystem is the new face of storage.

Tape is Key to Containing IT Spending

If you want to economize on storage for the massive amount of data you're accumulating, the choice is clear: tape.

'Tis the (Trade Show) Season

A host of trade shows this Fall give a glimpse into what storage vendors are up to.

The State of Data Archiving

Green alone isn’'t going to sell archive. Recognition of fundamental data differences must make the case.

RAID and the Road to Greener Storage

Ratcheting back on disk power costs via RAID controller management software is one approach to "going green."

You Can't Manage What You Can't See

Looking into a SAN is murky business -- and usually unsuccessful.

The Coming Storm

Does the current recession bring inventive and innovative storage strategies with it?

Wrappers and Recovery

How prepared are you for a disaster?

Why Storage Clouds Are Worth a Closer Look

It's time to take another look at remote storage services.

Two Near-Disasters Highlight Backup/Recovery Deficiencies

During a regional disaster, a large company will quickly discover that the damage to small firms in the area can dramatically reduce its own recovery

Declaration of Independence, Storage Style

Given the nature of technology and of business economics, are we ready for a storage revolution?

Being an IT Hero

Too many IT shops are deploying supposed technology solutions without fully understanding the complexity and collateral effects introduced into other parts of a dynamic system.

Vendors Respond to De-Duplication Concerns (Part 3 of 3)

Vendors offer their opinions on staying out of legal hot water to where to expand the use of de-duplication technologies.

A Sanity Check on De-Duplication (Part 2 of 3)

We discuss the types of de-duplication and what meaningful criteria should be used to evaluate competing approaches and products

Sanity Check on Tape, VTL, and De-Duplication

VTL and de-duplication, tape versus disk -- a possible new answer looms on the horizon.

Uncovering the Dark Secrets of Dark Storage

Dark storage is disk space that is unmapped, unclaimed, or unassigned.