Storage: Management

On to a New Decade

In 2010, vendor marketing campaigns will ramp up with the usual hype.

Five IT Focal Points for 2010

What should IT focus on this year? Some key issues from 2009 remain, but several new areas will need IT's attention.

The End of the Decade in Storage

Few storage technology products invent a market. Rather, they respond to market requirements.

Storage Report Card: Tape Gets an "A"

Tape continues to deliver reliability, flexibility, and sound support of a multilayer data protection strategy.

Report Card: Storage Clouds

Without an open standards-based management framework, the current flirtation with storage clouds will likely move to the footnotes of tech history much as storage service providers did a decade ago.

Five Storage Best Practices You Can Implement Today

These best practices will help you get the maximum return from your storage budget while streamlining the overall performance and reliability of your IT infrastructure.

Single-Instance Storage for Mastering High-Volume Content Storage

As managing storage is ever more critical, single-instance storage can reduce your storage footprint and save you money.

Three Hidden Costs of Backup

Backup is a necessary evil whose hard costs (including disk, bandwidth, and software) are easy to calculate. Beware these three not-so-obvious costs that can cost IT thousands of dollars.

Unsolicited Advice for NetApp

Management shuffling is not what this company needs.

Calculating Storage Value

Companies need some sort of yardstick for comparing the product offerings of different vendors.

Calculating the Benefits of File Virtualization

IT often reacts to data growth by adding more storage devices. There’s a better way.

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.

Storms on the Horizon: Examining Your Continuity Plans

Continuity planning has significant value to offer besides risk reduction; sadly, the benefits are rarely talked about.

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.

Discovery Tools Fundamental to Data Management

Effective data management is an idea that has been ignored for far too long.

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.

When Storage Management Vendors Collide

A quick rebuttal to a competitor's press release piques interest in vendor claims.

Value-Add Software: The Risks for Storage Managers

Storage buyers have been conditioned to look for ever-greater "value." We explain why this behavior is so risky.