Storage


The Year Software-Defined Storage Changes the Data Center

Flash technologies and virtualization of Tier 1 applications are shaking up the enterprise world.

Q&A: SSDs in the Enterprise

With increasing demands for faster results, IT is looking for speedier storage options. We explore the options and benefits of SSDs.

Four and Out

Emphasis on loyalty rather than satisfaction may help explain why, today, it is rare to see brand-name vendors vying for top honors in rig performance, cost-efficiency, or power efficiency bake-offs.

5 Questions to Ask When Shopping for Unified Storage

Five questions your business should ask of unified storage vendors so you don't have to compromise on performance, scalability, or cost efficiency.

Best Practices for Creating an Effective Business Continuity Plan

Your business continuity plan must focus on three elements: people, infrastructure, and processes.

How Data Maps Can Control eDiscovery Costs While Recouping Storage Capacity

How data maps can help you manage your storage environment efficiently and effectively.

Birth of a Tape Library Behemoth

EMC's DLm 8000 is its brawniest ever mainframe (virtual) tape library.



Tape's Diamond Jubilee Part 2: The Power behind the Throne

IBM's Linear Tape File System (LTFS) is touted by enthusiasts as a "game changer" for the fortunes of tape technology in contemporary IT. ESJ's storage analyst, Jon Toigo, takes a closer look at the technology.

SSD: Coming with a Vengeance

SSD will soon be added to your disk and tape storage environment. It's time to start studying and planning for this evolution.

Want a Better Backup Plan? Then Forget Backup

The key to protecting enterprise assets is to start with the right objective. We explore five steps you can take to shift your focus and tackle a new backup/recovery reality.

Tape's Diamond Jubilee

In the 1990s, tape fell out of favor, but on the 60th anniversary of this technology, it's finding a reversal of fortune.

5 Projects for Purging Data and Managing Long-Term Liability

These steps will help you begin building and executing a defensible deletion strategy.

Q&A: How to Handle IT’s Cloud Backup Issues

Cloud storage is taking off, but when it comes to online backups, IT still has concerns.

How To Whip Your Enterprise Archive into Shape for E-discovery

Follow these steps and you'll better understand the current state of your enterprise archive.

Q&A: Moving to a Legal Storage Cloud

Can a law firm make a smooth transition to a storage cloud while meeting security and resource requirements?

Why All Data is Small Data

Just as small data has always driven the profitability of disk drive manufacturers (capacity improvements have always resulted in increased sales), it will also drive the development of next-generation data management solutions.

5 Storage Management Trends to Watch

Five hot technologies are having a big influence on how you manage storage. The executive director of Dell's storage strategy explains why each one is worth your attention.

5 Costliest Deduplication Problems -- And How To Avoid Them

How do you pick the best deduplication strategy? We explain how to avoid the five costliest problems you can make when choosing deduplication technology for big data environments.

Reducing the Risk from Data that Lives Forever

These three rules of thumb will help you avoid the risk of keeping corporate data forever (and ever).

Big Data or Big Boondoggle?

Is Big Data everything it’s cracked up to be or is the Big Data value proposition based on fears of an undiscovered insight in our data? Our storage analyst, Jon Toigo, looks at why Big Data isn’t for everyone.