The Need for New Thinking about Backup/Recovery

Don't develop your backup plan based on what your DR software can do. Band-Aid fixes won't help -- we need to think about what and how you back up in a whole new way.

Video: Tape Backup for Distributed Systems (Interview)

ReiJane Huai, chairman, CEO, and co-founder of FalconStor Software, discusses his pioneering work in tape backup software for distributed systems.

Files, Files Everywhere

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.

Video: Managing Storage Junk Drawers (Interview)

Digital Reef CEO Steve Akers explains the challenges confronting companies as they try to bring order to their storage junk drawers.

The Employee Factor of Continuity Planning: Four Reasons It Matters to IT Executives

Four reasons IT executives charged with business continuity planning, risk management, and disaster recovery must consider their employees and operations heavily in their plans.

Q&A: Enterprise Storage Challenges

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.

Q&A: Disaster Recovery Considerations for Large Enterprises

Increasingly complex data center environments put an extra strain on your disaster recovery plans. How should you address performance, capacity, and management requirements and ensure your protection strategies are effective?

Video: Disaster Recovery and CA (Interview)

An inside look at changes in the disaster recovery planning process and CA's goals in developing decision support products.

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.

Building a Disaster Recovery Plan for Your SaaS Vendors

Here are four steps you need to take to ensure your data is safe and recoverable when you use a software-as-a-service provider.

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.

Unsolicited Advice for NetApp

Management shuffling is not what this company needs.

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.

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.