Storage: Trends


Hadoop Upgrades Address Enterprise-Scale Data Analytics

Recent updates from the open source Apache Software Foundation should help enterprises looking to capitalize on the promise of Big Data analytics.

NetApp Announces Scale-Out Storage Systems

NetApp recently announced unified, scale-out storage systems designed to let enterprises manage and control data via one storage and data management platform.

The Year Ahead: Disposable Storage Infrastructure

The cloud continues to be a hot topic for IT. Here are three storage trends to watch in 2013.

2013 Storage Trends

Our storage analyst, Jon Toigo, takes a look back at the major events and trends in storage this year and asks what this means for 2013.

Top Storage Trends for 2013

Storage is still about finding the right balance of performance, capacity, and usage

Top 3 Trends in Enterprise and Big Data Backup: A Look Back, The Year Ahead

Scalability is a must-have for 2013 as data growth fueled by Cloud, Big Data push backup technology to the breaking point.

Four and Out

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.

5 Questions to Ask When Shopping for Unified Storage

Five questions your business should ask of unified storage vendors so you don't have to compromise on performance, scalability, or cost efficiency.

Birth of a Tape Library Behemoth

EMC's DLm 8000 is its brawniest ever mainframe (virtual) tape library.

Tape's Diamond Jubilee Part 2: The Power behind the Throne

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.

SSD: Coming with a Vengeance

SSD will soon be added to your disk and tape storage environment. It's time to start studying and planning for this evolution.

Tape's Diamond Jubilee

In the 1990s, tape fell out of favor, but on the 60th anniversary of this technology, it's finding a reversal of fortune.

Q&A: How to Handle IT’s Cloud Backup Issues

Cloud storage is taking off, but when it comes to online backups, IT still has concerns.

Q&A: Moving to a Legal Storage Cloud

Can a law firm make a smooth transition to a storage cloud while meeting security and resource requirements?

Why All Data is Small Data

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.

5 Storage Management Trends to Watch

Five hot technologies are having a big influence on how you manage storage. The executive director of Dell's storage strategy explains why each one is worth your attention.

5 Costliest Deduplication Problems -- And How To Avoid Them

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.

Reducing the Risk from Data that Lives Forever

These three rules of thumb will help you avoid the risk of keeping corporate data forever (and ever).

Big Data or Big Boondoggle?

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.

IBM Q&A: Storage Strategies for Today's Enterprise

An IBM storage expert looks at the storage challenges and trends faced by today's IT department and offer suggestions for better storage management.