Storage: Trends


Calculating Storage Value

Companies need some sort of yardstick for comparing the product offerings of different vendors.

Calculating the Benefits of File Virtualization

IT often reacts to data growth by adding more storage devices. There’s a better way.

Storage as a Virtualization Platform for Cloud Computing

Storage-centric approach provides better performance, higher availability, and lower cost than switch or server options.

Getting It On Tape

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.

Tape: The Zombie Technology

Tape plays a continuing role in meeting the storage challenge.

Novell Storage Manager Strikes Data Management Gold

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.

Discovery Tools Fundamental to Data Management

Effective data management is an idea that has been ignored for far too long.

Tape’s Role in the Green Data Center

Long-standing technology is surprisingly efficient when it comes to “going green” with storage.

In the Tape vs. Disk War, Think Tape AND Disk

Here's a simple solution to the disk vs. tape debate: use the technologies together and get the best of both worlds.

Speaking Plainly about Purpose-Built Storage

Resellers should spend more time helping customers to spec out what they want their infrastructure to look like over the next few years.

Value-Add Software: The Risks for Storage Managers

Storage buyers have been conditioned to look for ever-greater "value." We explain why this behavior is so risky.

Happy Green-er New Year

All of the Energy Stars in the world will not keep the lights from going out.

Storage 2008: Flashy Storage

Learning the difference between single layer cell (SLC) and multi layer cell (MLC) Flash memory technologies opens the door to better understanding solid state drives.

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

Full-disk encryption specifications developed by the Trusted Computing Group (TCG), including key management and self-encrypting drives, can keep data safe.

Storage 2008: Promises Delivered and Postponed, Part 2

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.

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.

Storage 2008: Promises Delivered And Postponed

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

Sun and the Treacherous Storage Market

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

Getting Real About Server Virtualization

Some manufacturers are buying so much of the advertising in magazines that articles critical of certain products never see the light of day.

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.