Storage: Trends


Are You Ready to Organize Your Junk Drawer?

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.

Data Storage and Protection Strategies for the Cloud Era

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.

Q&A: A New Approach to Tape Discovery

The benefits and best practices of using tape discovery.

Q&A: Will Intel's Jasper Forest Revolutionize Storage?

Do Intel's new processors signal a seminal moment in storage innovation?

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.

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.

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.

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 1 of 2

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

Q&A: Server Virtualization and Storage

Virtualization is so radically different from physical computing that entirely new approaches to storage are required. So why aren’t vendors keeping up?

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.

Q&A: Enterprise Storage Challenges

More data means more storage -- and more headaches. We look at today’s storage challenges, the impact of open source storage solutions and server virtualization, and the storage trends to watch this year.

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.

Report Card: Storage Clouds

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.

Five Storage Best Practices You Can Implement Today

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.