IBM's Linear Tape File System (LTFS) is touted by enthusiasts as a "game changer" for the fortunes of tape technology in contemporary IT. ESJ's storage analyst, Jon Toigo, takes a closer look at the technology.
SSD will soon be added to your disk and tape storage environment. It's time to start studying and planning for this evolution.
The key to protecting enterprise assets is to start with the right objective. We explore five steps you can take to shift your focus and tackle a new backup/recovery reality.
In the 1990s, tape fell out of favor, but on the 60th anniversary of this technology, it's finding a reversal of fortune.
These steps will help you begin building and executing a defensible deletion strategy.
Cloud storage is taking off, but when it comes to online backups, IT still has concerns.
Follow these steps and you'll better understand the current state of your enterprise archive.
Can a law firm make a smooth transition to a storage cloud while meeting security and resource requirements?
Just as small data has always driven the profitability of disk drive manufacturers (capacity improvements have always resulted in increased sales), it will also drive the development of next-generation data management solutions.
Five hot technologies are having a big influence on how you manage storage. The executive director of Dell's storage strategy explains why each one is worth your attention.
How do you pick the best deduplication strategy? We explain how to avoid the five costliest problems you can make when choosing deduplication technology for big data environments.
These three rules of thumb will help you avoid the risk of keeping corporate data forever (and ever).
Is Big Data everything it’s cracked up to be or is the Big Data value proposition based on fears of an undiscovered insight in our data? Our storage analyst, Jon Toigo, looks at why Big Data isn’t for everyone.
Tech advances are changing how physical documents are securely stored and recalled. We explore the latest trends and issues affecting document storage, including compliance, natural disasters, and data recovery.
An IBM storage expert looks at the storage challenges and trends faced by today's IT department and offer suggestions for better storage management.
The recent hard-drive shortage has shown us that there are many ways to manage data.
Why backup software, as we know it, is dead and how virtualization is a game-changer.
Storage clouds are rapidly losing what little buzz they once enjoyed in the industry. But other cloud-based services are beginning to appear.
Over the years, IT has built up a collection of tapes, especially for backup. The problem is -- what's on all those tapes?
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.