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.
Is a caching device right for your organization?
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?
This year IT had figured out what storage works best in what infrastructure. Thankfully, 2012 will be the year that innovation soars within the industry.
Not all backup appliances -- enterprise or small office -- are the same. Use these parameters to help decide which one best meets the needs of your enterprise.
In the concluding article in our series, we look at storage management, examine how it serves as a translator, and discuss the search for a useful automated storage management paradigm.
In both the MSP and the SSP models for storage clouds, it is the management that delivers the value, not the infrastructure.
Cloud storage is starting to catch on. Here are the basics you need to know.
The impact and importance of virtualized storage and the cloud.
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.
Why is storage efficiency so abysmal?
The tools for building a strategic storage infrastructure are available to intelligent consumers.
Are most of the announcements around hot storage innovations lately anything beyond hot air? Our storage analyst, Jon Toigo, finds one bright spot.
These strategies will help you manage your growing storage needs in 2011.
As data centers struggle to meet their backup and recovery objectives, what will managers look for in 2011?
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.