Storage: Trends

Hard-drive Shortage: Lessons Learned

The recent hard-drive shortage has shown us that there are many ways to manage data.

Cloud Storage -- Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

Storage clouds are rapidly losing what little buzz they once enjoyed in the industry. But other cloud-based services are beginning to appear.

Enterprises Look to 2012 for Return on Assets

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.

Get Smart about Archiving Backup Data

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.

Storage Year in Review and a Preview of 2012

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?

Storage Progress in 2011 and 3 Predictions for 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.

Over- or Under-size Your Backup Appliance on Purpose

When you're shopping for backup appliances, keep these four scalability parameters in mind.

A Tea Party in Storage?

The V-party may be a grassroots movement energized by widespread anger against the predatory behavior of storage and system vendors, but it seems to have followed the pattern of many movements -- technological and political.

How to Select a Backup Appliance

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.

EMC Supercharges Mainframe Tape

How serious is EMC about competing in the mainframe tape space? Take a look at the latest release of its Disk Library for mainframe to see how the company is upping the ante.

The Holy Grail of Storage Efficiency, Part 4 -- Rethinking Cloud Storage Management

In both the MSP and the SSP models for storage clouds, it is the management that delivers the value, not the infrastructure.

Q&A: How IT Can Tackle Cloud Storage

Cloud storage is starting to catch on. Here are the basics you need to know.

Are You Ready for "iTape"?

Tape is currently enjoying a renaissance in data storage. Speakers at the third Global IT Executive Summit shed light on what's ahead.

The Holy Grail of Storage Efficiency, Part 3

The impact and importance of virtualized storage and the cloud.

Can Your Data Storage Process Stand Up in Court?

Why you need a defensible data retention and collection process.

The Holy Grail of Storage Efficiency (Part 1 in a Series)

Why is storage efficiency so abysmal?

Starting 2011: Hot Air and Hotter Storage

Are most of the announcements around hot storage innovations lately anything beyond hot air? Our storage analyst, Jon Toigo, finds one bright spot.

Best Practices for Storage Management in 2011

These strategies will help you manage your growing storage needs in 2011.

3 Top Trends in Data Protection for 2011

As data centers struggle to meet their backup and recovery objectives, what will managers look for in 2011?

Storage 2010: What’s Past is Prologue

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.