The term ILM still causes people to cringe when hearing that term. Dataglobal is showing some guts by re-introducing the need for information life cycle management into the contemporary storage discussion.
For SMBs considering traditional data backup and storage and/or for those struggling with an off-site solution, it may be time to consider the cloud as an alternative data protection solution.
The benefits and best practices of using tape discovery.
Do Intel's new processors signal a seminal moment in storage innovation?
Smart storage isn't about applications running on an array controller; it's about manageability of the infrastructure.
Choosing cloud-based vs. in-house storage solutions is like herding cats -- tricky.
Our storage analyst, Jon Toigo, explores a model that, if fully realized, would be light years ahead of what your favorite hardware vendors call "smart storage" today.
The more information you have, the more you must worry about where it's stored and if your organization is in compliance with the global potpourri of industry and government regulations.
Spectra Logic's Molly Rector discusses tape's niche role as a powerful backup medium to its use in active archives
More misconceptions clarified about the meaning of storage archiving, plus criteria you should use to make smart archive purchases.
One technology strategy sure to be strategic is data archiving. We clear up several misconceptions about the technology.
Virtualization is so radically different from physical computing that entirely new approaches to storage are required. So why aren’t vendors keeping up?
To help IT manage its file deluge, vendors are trying to develop a platform that delivers respectable performance for file access vendors. They're really just building a bigger junk drawer.
More data means more storage -- and more headaches. We look at today’s storage challenges, the impact of open source storage solutions and server virtualization, and the storage trends to watch this year.
In 2010, vendor marketing campaigns will ramp up with the usual hype.
What should IT focus on this year? Some key issues from 2009 remain, but several new areas will need IT's attention.
Few storage technology products invent a market. Rather, they respond to market requirements.
Tape continues to deliver reliability, flexibility, and sound support of a multilayer data protection strategy.
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.
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.