Storage clouds are rapidly losing what little buzz they once enjoyed in the industry. But other cloud-based services are beginning to appear.
Over the years, IT has built up a collection of tapes, especially for backup. The problem is -- what's on all those tapes?
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.
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.
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.
When you're shopping for backup appliances, keep these four scalability parameters in mind.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tape is currently enjoying a renaissance in data storage. Speakers at the third Global IT Executive Summit shed light on what's ahead.
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?