Storage


Lost in Space: Virtualized Backup Appliances

Confusion about the trends and changes in virtualized backup poses a real threat to IT managers. Fortunately, the future is less hazy than it seems.

Get Smart about Archiving Backup Data

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.

The Pros and Cons of Storage Caching Devices

Is a caching device right for your organization?

Storage Year in Review and a Preview of 2012

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?

Storage Progress in 2011 and 3 Predictions for 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.

Over- or Under-size Your Backup Appliance on Purpose

When you're shopping for backup appliances, keep these four scalability parameters in mind.

A Tea Party in Storage?

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.



How to Select a Backup Appliance

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.

EMC Supercharges Mainframe Tape

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.

The Holy Grail of Storage Efficiency, Part 5: Rethinking Storage Management

In the concluding article in our series, we look at storage management, examine how it serves as a translator, and discuss the search for a useful automated storage management paradigm.

The Holy Grail of Storage Efficiency, Part 4 -- Rethinking Cloud Storage Management

In both the MSP and the SSP models for storage clouds, it is the management that delivers the value, not the infrastructure.

Q&A: How IT Can Tackle Cloud Storage

Cloud storage is starting to catch on. Here are the basics you need to know.

Are You Ready for "iTape"?

Tape is currently enjoying a renaissance in data storage. Speakers at the third Global IT Executive Summit shed light on what's ahead.

The Holy Grail of Storage Efficiency, Part 3

The impact and importance of virtualized storage and the cloud.

Can Your Data Storage Process Stand Up in Court?

Why you need a defensible data retention and collection process.

The Holy Grail of Storage Efficiency (Part 2 in a Series)

When considering budgeting for storage, cost efficiency provides the best way to frame a discussion of storage efficiency.

The Holy Grail of Storage Efficiency (Part 1 in a Series)

Why is storage efficiency so abysmal?

Host.Net and Platform-in-the-Cloud

Host.net is leading the charge to deliver cloud-based platform-as-a-service.

AutoVirt v3.5 Migrates Files without Disrupting Users

Users can execute fast, accurate file data migrations seamlessly

Bright, Shiny Things for Storage Managers

The tools for building a strategic storage infrastructure are available to intelligent consumers.