The inexorable migration to flash-based enterprise storage continues. Following on the heels of IBM's new solutions announced a couple weeks ago, Dell Inc. yesterday introduced its own all-flash and hybrid flash offerings.
"Unprecedented speed" is the key ingredient in IBM's new flash storage solutions, designed for the new world of intelligent, cloud-based business apps.
NetApp recently announced unified, scale-out storage systems designed to let enterprises manage and control data via one storage and data management platform.
The cloud continues to be a hot topic for IT. Here are three storage trends to watch in 2013.
Storage is still about finding the right balance of performance, capacity, and usage
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.
Five questions your business should ask of unified storage vendors so you don't have to compromise on performance, scalability, or cost efficiency.
EMC's DLm 8000 is its brawniest ever mainframe (virtual) tape library.
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 will soon be added to your disk and tape storage environment. It's time to start studying and planning for this evolution.
In the 1990s, tape fell out of favor, but on the 60th anniversary of this technology, it's finding a reversal of fortune.
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.
The recent hard-drive shortage has shown us that there are many ways to manage data.
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.
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.
Is a caching device right for your organization?
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.