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.

'Tis the (Trade Show) Season

A host of trade shows this Fall give a glimpse into what storage vendors are up to.

The State of Data Archiving

Green alone isn’'t going to sell archive. Recognition of fundamental data differences must make the case.

RAID and the Road to Greener Storage

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

You Can't Manage What You Can't See

Looking into a SAN is murky business -- and usually unsuccessful.

The Coming Storm

Does the current recession bring inventive and innovative storage strategies with it?

Wrappers and Recovery

How prepared are you for a disaster?

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?

Being an IT Hero

Too many IT shops are deploying supposed technology solutions without fully understanding the complexity and collateral effects introduced into other parts of a dynamic system.

Mapping the Human Genome was the Easy Part

How to store and manage all of the data created in the genotyping process and in subsequent analytical activities creates unique requirements for research scientists.

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.

Another Mean Season Underway

Testing is where the rubber meets the road….and fewer than 50 percent of companies ever do it

Uncovering the Dark Secrets of Dark Storage

Dark storage is disk space that is unmapped, unclaimed, or unassigned.

Dashing to Dashboards for Business Continuity

If you need to augment your continuity strategy testing and management capability, RecoverGuard is worth a look.

De-duplication and the Allure of the One-Stop Shop

Is IBM's purchase of a de-duplication process tactical or strategic?

Virtual Servers and Storage: Truth or Dare

How many shops are really using server virtualization?