Recent updates from the open source Apache Software Foundation should help enterprises looking to capitalize on the promise of Big Data analytics.
NetApp recently announced unified, scale-out storage systems designed to let enterprises manage and control data via one storage and data management platform.
Emphasis on loyalty rather than satisfaction may help explain why, today, it is rare to see brand-name vendors vying for top honors in rig performance, cost-efficiency, or power efficiency bake-offs.
Five questions your business should ask of unified storage vendors so you don't have to compromise on performance, scalability, or cost efficiency.
How data maps can help you manage your storage environment efficiently and effectively.
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.
These steps will help you begin building and executing a defensible deletion strategy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.