With the limitations in IT budgets in 2012, the focus will be on investing in systems and services that optimize all the storage assets that enterprises already have rather than buying more capacity.
Backing up everything isn't just wasteful and expensive -- data that "lives forever" exposes your enterprise to additional risks. We explain a smarter, safer, and less expensive approach to disaster recovery.
From islands of storage to the consumerization of storage, IT storage administrators had their hands full this year. What challenges will they face in 2012?
This year IT had figured out what storage works best in what infrastructure. Thankfully, 2012 will be the year that innovation soars within the industry.
When you're shopping for backup appliances, keep these four scalability parameters in mind.
The V-party may be a grassroots movement energized by widespread anger against the predatory behavior of storage and system vendors, but it seems to have followed the pattern of many movements -- technological and political.
Not all backup appliances -- enterprise or small office -- are the same. Use these parameters to help decide which one best meets the needs of your enterprise.
How serious is EMC about competing in the mainframe tape space? Take a look at the latest release of its Disk Library for mainframe to see how the company is upping the ante.
In both the MSP and the SSP models for storage clouds, it is the management that delivers the value, not the infrastructure.
Cloud storage is starting to catch on. Here are the basics you need to know.
Tape is currently enjoying a renaissance in data storage. Speakers at the third Global IT Executive Summit shed light on what's ahead.
The impact and importance of virtualized storage and the cloud.
Why you need a defensible data retention and collection process.
Why is storage efficiency so abysmal?
Are most of the announcements around hot storage innovations lately anything beyond hot air? Our storage analyst, Jon Toigo, finds one bright spot.
These strategies will help you manage your growing storage needs in 2011.
As data centers struggle to meet their backup and recovery objectives, what will managers look for in 2011?
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.
The term ILM still causes people to cringe when hearing that term. Dataglobal is showing some guts by re-introducing the need for information life cycle management into the contemporary storage discussion.
For SMBs considering traditional data backup and storage and/or for those struggling with an off-site solution, it may be time to consider the cloud as an alternative data protection solution.