Backup is a necessary evil whose hard costs (including disk, bandwidth, and software) are easy to calculate. Beware these three not-so-obvious costs that can cost IT thousands of dollars.
Management shuffling is not what this company needs.
IT often reacts to data growth by adding more storage devices. There’s a better way.
Companies need some sort of yardstick for comparing the product offerings of different vendors.
Storage-centric approach provides better performance, higher availability, and lower cost than switch or server options.
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.
Continuity planning has significant value to offer besides risk reduction; sadly, the benefits are rarely talked about.
Tape plays a continuing role in meeting the storage challenge.
When you look closer, the spin around VMware benefits starts to wobble quickly when you do the math.
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.
Effective data management is an idea that has been ignored for far too long.
Long-standing technology is surprisingly efficient when it comes to “going green” with storage.
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.
Here's a simple solution to the disk vs. tape debate: use the technologies together and get the best of both worlds.
Resellers should spend more time helping customers to spec out what they want their infrastructure to look like over the next few years.
A quick rebuttal to a competitor's press release piques interest in vendor claims.
Security vendors are stepping up their efforts to close the gap between security and operations
Storage buyers have been conditioned to look for ever-greater "value." We explain why this behavior is so risky.
Data protection budgets are in trouble because executives are getting the wrong pitch from storage pros.
De-duplication may seem like a way to go cheap on DR, but it can yield some expensive consequences.