Storage: Hardware

Getting It On Tape

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.

Virtualization: Spin or Wobble? (Part 1 of 3)

When you look closer, the spin around VMware benefits starts to wobble quickly when you do the math.

Tape: The Zombie Technology

Tape plays a continuing role in meeting the storage challenge.

Novell Storage Manager Strikes Data Management Gold

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.

Tape’s Role in the Green Data Center

Long-standing technology is surprisingly efficient when it comes to “going green” with storage.

Building Block Storage, Part 2

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.

In the Tape vs. Disk War, Think Tape AND Disk

Here's a simple solution to the disk vs. tape debate: use the technologies together and get the best of both worlds.

Speaking Plainly about Purpose-Built Storage

Resellers should spend more time helping customers to spec out what they want their infrastructure to look like over the next few years.

Happy Green-er New Year

All of the Energy Stars in the world will not keep the lights from going out.

Storage 2008: Flashy Storage

Learning the difference between single layer cell (SLC) and multi layer cell (MLC) Flash memory technologies opens the door to better understanding solid state drives.

Storage 2008: Promises Delivered and Postponed, Part 2

Even before green got hot, it was apparent to many IT mavens that storage was actually consuming the most power and generating the most heat in their shops.

Trusted Storage for Enterprise-class Hard Disk Drives, Part 2 of 2

Full-disk encryption specifications developed by the Trusted Computing Group (TCG), including key management and self-encrypting drives, can keep data safe.

Sun and the Treacherous Storage Market

Sun's Storage 7000 push may lack a crucial component -- vision -- according to one storage analyst.

Trusted Storage for Enterprise-class Hard Disk Drives, Part 1 of 2

Encryption directly on the storage device provides the simplest and most effective means to obtain a trusted storage system.

Storage Innovators, Part 2

Sometimes innovation is as simple as reviewing, and replacing, a vendor service and support contract with one from a qualified third-party provider.

Innovation 2008, Part 1: Can Ecosystems Trump Stovepipes?

Why the ISE ecosystem is the new face of storage.

Tape is Key to Containing IT Spending

If you want to economize on storage for the massive amount of data you're accumulating, the choice is clear: tape.

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.

RAID and the Road to Greener Storage

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