Storage: Hardware

Demystifying Enterprise Tiered Storage, Part 2 of 2

Last week we explained the four key factors in tiered storage. This week we explore how to align your storage strategy with business requirements.

Terabyte Drives Have Arrived

In less than 18 months, perpendicular recording has gone mainstream. It is one of those little-noted technology innovations, but one that is extraordinarily important.

Demystifying Enterprise Tiered Storage (Part 1 of 2)

Views of tiered storage differ wildly because there is no clear, concise, universally accepted definition of the technology. We offer a definition that spells out the four attributes of tiered storage.

Resolved for 2007: No More Lying

The release of CERT information raises a controversy between storage security vendors.

Traveler Introduces CPR for Data

What happens when a major technology player seems to disappear?

A Closer Look: Network Appliance Clustering, Part 2

SANs are out, virtual grids (aka storage clusters) are in.

Network Appliance Clustering: What’s Going On under the Covers?

Feedback on our column about clustering inefficiency.

Storage Clusters and Beer: It’s All in the Hops

Is a software-only solution to storage manipulation on the horizon?

Next-Generation Storage: Low Cost Isn’t Enough

New vendors trumpet products with lower price tags, but if they lock you into a single source, what’s the point?

Optical: A Better Vision for Archiving?

As you consider your archive options, don’t count out optical.

Do Disasters Know A Season?

Disaster recovery was once a one-stop proposition. No more.

TapeLabs: More than Just VTL

VTS: three new (and important) letters in the storage world

On the Road Again: Multipathing and More

Products and technology uncovered in recent travels that piqued the interest of our storage commentator.

Time For a SAN Report Card

The old song "Who's Sorry Now" is playing loud and clear in many IT shops.

Next-Generation Storage: Think Virtual

With improvement in storage virtualization products’ features and reliability will the technology choices get any easier?

What's The Future for Storage in Europe?

No, we're not in Kansas, anymore…..but where will European-based IT end up in the years to come?

The Devil Is In the Details

Is it true that the storage world is upside down in the southern hemisphere, too?

FilesX: New Tape Killer?

Disk-to-disk solutions are marketed as tape killers. We found one product that may actually live up to that claim.

The Truth About Tape Backup

Tape … disk … tape … disk! Round and round we go.

eVault: A Secure, Managed-Storage Solution with Low Overhead

At least one company has been doing something right with its secure, managed-storage solution.