Storage: Trends


Innovation 2008, Part 1: Can Ecosystems Trump Stovepipes?

Why the ISE ecosystem is the new face of storage.

IBM's BladeCenter SMB-Friendly Retrofit Includes Storage Consolidation

IBM says SMB-focused storage consolidation is an idea whose time has come. Its new shared storage option for BladeCenter S aims to deliver on that promise.

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.

RAID and the Road to Greener Storage

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

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?

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.

Virtual Servers and Storage: Truth or Dare

How many shops are really using server virtualization?

A Tale of Two Architectures

Storage nirvana remains the undiscovered country of the true SAN.

Archiving Efficiency: The Key to Green Storage

Manufacturers may redesign their products to improve energy efficiency, but data archival may be the real secret to green storage.

ISE: Building-Block Storage

Why a new technology -- Intelligent Storage Element -- has our storage analyst raving

Scoop on Spectra Logic's Media Lifecycle Management

Tape issues are the result of personnel errors and processes, not of the technology itself.

A Storage Operating System for the Masses?

Real storage innovation may be happening in software, not hardware

Return to Direct Attached Storage for DreamWorks

Is IBRIX truly a vendor-agnostic technology that can dramatically improve data access speeds?

Classify and Move: Getting Stored Data in Order

The B-tree is an endangered species … .thank goodness.

Clearview and Microsoft: An ECM Bright Spot

Clearview may the best value-add to work with MS SharePoint Server