Five questions your business should ask of unified storage vendors so you don't have to compromise on performance, scalability, or cost efficiency.
IBM's Linear Tape File System (LTFS) is touted by enthusiasts as a "game changer" for the fortunes of tape technology in contemporary IT. ESJ's storage analyst, Jon Toigo, takes a closer look at the technology.
Follow these steps and you'll better understand the current state of your enterprise archive.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Why you need a defensible data retention and collection process.
When considering budgeting for storage, cost efficiency provides the best way to frame a discussion of storage efficiency.
The 2010 history books will show that many of the developments in storage have been driven by economics rather than pure innovation. Our storage analyst, Jon Toigo, takes a look back at the significant storage news of 2010.
Smart storage isn't about applications running on an array controller; it's about manageability of the infrastructure.
Choosing cloud-based vs. in-house storage solutions is like herding cats -- tricky.
More misconceptions clarified about the meaning of storage archiving, plus criteria you should use to make smart archive purchases.
One technology strategy sure to be strategic is data archiving. We clear up several misconceptions about the technology.
Virtualization is so radically different from physical computing that entirely new approaches to storage are required. So why aren’t vendors keeping up?
Jon Toor, vice president of marketing at Xsigo Systems, explains how to save money by virtualizing your physical NICs and HBAs in servers and using a Xsigo Systems Director to broker and manage I/O from physical and virtual servers.
IT often reacts to data growth by adding more storage devices. There’s a better way.
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.