Storage


Building Block Storage, Part 2

The term SAN is an oxymoron when applied to Fibre Channel fabrics. Fibre Channel is a channel protocol, not a network protocol, so it stands to reason that Fibre Channel cannot be used to build a storage area network.

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.

When Storage Management Vendors Collide

A quick rebuttal to a competitor's press release piques interest in vendor claims.

Minding the Gap: Security Vendors Look to Plug Holes in Suite Offerings

Security vendors are stepping up their efforts to close the gap between security and operations

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.

Why Data Protection Budgets are in Trouble

Data protection budgets are in trouble because executives are getting the wrong pitch from storage pros.



Going Cheap on Disaster Recovery

De-duplication may seem like a way to go cheap on DR, but it can yield some expensive consequences.

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.

Reader Feedback: Readers Speak Out about Green IT Column

Readers share their reactions about Jon Toigo's analysis last week.

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 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.

Sun and the Treacherous Storage Market

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

Storage 2008: Promises Delivered And Postponed

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

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.

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.

Innovation 2008, Part 1: Can Ecosystems Trump Stovepipes?

Why the ISE ecosystem is the new face of storage.

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.