From the basic to the sophisticated, you'll find our storage articles a good starting point.
| Trends Article Published February 27, 2011
VNX marks the end of an era at EMC. It consolidates two longstanding product
lines, CLARiiON and Celerra, into one line, unifying SAN and NAS and enabling
unstructured data growth in traditional, virtual and cloud environments to be
more easily and efficiently managed.
| Trends Article Published February 24, 2011
SSDs may be expensive, but they're well worth the price when you consider their advantages.
| Trends Article Published February 17, 2011
SAN has many advantages over DAS in your data center. Here are 10 reasons to consider making the leap from local storage to a SAN.
| Trends Article Published January 26, 2011
What happens in the server market, typically doesn't stay in the server market and often has a direct impact on storage. Savvy storage admins will be keeping an eye on these six server trends.
| Virtualization Article Published April 14, 2010
As server virtualization becomes more pervasive, so too is an unplanned byproduct: storage costs.
| Hreviews Article Published February 18, 2010
With virtual servers on almost every enterprise's road map, backup-related issues are increasingly on the radar.
| Hreviews Article Published November 16, 2009
Like a tenant who refuses to be evicted from an area earmarked for redevelopment, tape is alive and kicking. When it comes to long-term backup retention and archiving, it is holding its own against dedupe especially among large enterprises.
| Hreviews Article Published October 2, 2009
Too hot makes for better reliability than too cold, brand new disks should be kept away from disks already in production and three other tips that may surprise you.
| Trends Article Published September 29, 2009
Looks like the long-running data storage technology may be headed for trouble. We examine the problem -- and various potential solutions.
| Hreviews Article Published July 10, 2009
Solid state drives are poised to sweep away a large percentage of conventional hard drives in servers and enterprise storage devices.
| News Article Published November 4, 2008
The economy may be weak, but storage needs remain strong. Is it any surprise then that storage optimization technologies, which offer the ability to reduce storage needs, are becoming increasingly popular?
| News Article Published October 24, 2008
HP looks ahead, becoming the latest company to throw its weight behind solid state storage technology.
| News Article Published October 17, 2008
Fibre Channel over Ethernet product sightings and disk encryption top a long list of product news at this week's Storage Networking World show.
| News Article Published October 10, 2008
Dell's new disk-based backup appliance is aimed at SMBs and branch offices, but whatever you do, don't call it a VTL.
| News Article Published July 10, 2008
Sun launched a new line of less-expensive and bulkier open storage boxes and added a hybrid storage server to the Thumper line.
| Trends Article Published June 5, 2008
Contrary to popular opinion, Linux file systems will require changes to handle the 100TB environments that will become commonplace in the not-too-distant future.
| Hreviews Article Published May 30, 2008
Tape may not be glamorous, but it remains a key component of many storage infrastructures and accounts for a significant amount of IT spending. The medium itself carries several inherent risks when it comes to both buying and disposing.
| Trends Article Published May 12, 2008
Linux file systems aren't for everyone. A variety of limitations make them poorly suited for large and HPC environments.
| Trends Article Published May 2, 2008
While server virtualization rolls onward with seemingly unstoppable momentum, storage virtualization has lagged behind. Block-level and file-level virtualization are helping change this.
| News Article Published May 2, 2008
Pundits, however, remain unconvinced that open source is a storage element.
| Tutorials Article Published January 25, 2008
RAID-6 is becoming a common way to get the most out of SATA drives. If you're considering using RAID-6, be sure your RAID controller is up to the task.
| Trends Article Published January 9, 2008
Disk-based backup and recovery solutions may be the hot ticket, but don't count tape libraries out yet. Tape users are sticking with their medium and buying more capacity, while the vendors continue to evolve their offerings to keep pace pace with enterprise needs.
| Trends Article Published January 4, 2008
Information lifecycle management may no longer be all the rage, but look beyond semantics, and you'll find the concepts and methodologies behind it thriving as they continue to evolve.
| Trends Article Published December 27, 2007
Enterprise Storage Forum's Henry Newman reviews how accurate his 2007 predictions were and weighs in on where he thinks storage is headed in 2008.
| Trends Article Published December 20, 2007
Storage switches continue to increase in both speed and features as vendors adopt iSCSI and other protocols to supplement their Fibre Channel offerings. What are Cisco, Brocade and the rest of the pack up to?
| Trends Article Published October 2, 2007
Storage virtualization is hot, hot, hot. Is it also a case study in convergence?
| Trends Article Published September 5, 2007
What do storage vendors and car salesmen have in common? Both use fear as a key selling tactic. Learn the four warning signs to avoid falling into their trap.
| Trends Article Published August 9, 2007
Could ITIL be the solution to the prevailing storage management woes?
| Trends Article Published August 8, 2007
As each vendor spars for its own corner, file virtualization is fast becoming the latest storage battleground.
| Trends Article Published July 19, 2007
Early signs of intelligence are finding their way into RAID data protection, switch platforms and disk arrays, with much more in the pipeline. Vendors and users are lining up, but do they see eye to eye?
| Hreviews Article Published April 30, 2007
Intel's not just about chips anymore. The latest addition to its stable is a box that can function as an application server, a storage server or a combination of the two.
| News Article Published February 16, 2007
HP-UX 11i version 3 is out, offering improved storage, performance and virtualization features.
| Tutorials Article Published February 14, 2007
SANs are fast becoming a critical part of many IT infrastructures. Deploying and managing a SAN often presents as many challenges as it solves. Learn best practices to follow and pitfalls to avoid.
| Tutorials Article Published December 14, 2006
Does the extra protection RAID 5EE and 6 afford mean SATA is unreliable?
| Trends Article Published November 15, 2006
The proliferation of NAS boxes and file servers is leading to storage sprawl -- and an interest in virtualization.
| Tutorials Article Published November 8, 2006
Storage virtualization is more common than many, even company's that have deployed it, believe. Virtual tape, volume managers, and in some cases the systems themselves, are places organizations often go virtual.
| News Article Published November 3, 2006
Data management and protection were pervasive throughout this week's Storage Networking World.
| Tutorials Article Published November 1, 2006
Contrary to predictions, direct-attached storage remains alive and well within many enterprises.
| News Article Published October 31, 2006
At this week's Storage Networking World HP unveiled a number of storage options for SMBs, including a dedicated storage blade and a SAN in a box.
| Tutorials Article Published October 25, 2006
Power and cooling issues pervade the data center. Storage is no exception to this. Its power consumption in the data center is now approaching that of servers.
| News Article Published September 22, 2006
Big Blue adds long-distance disaster recovery and grid tools to its enterprise-class tape system.
| Tutorials Article Published September 14, 2006
Like any other medium, data tapes have limits and finite lifespans. To prevent data loss, such parameters must be followed.
| Tutorials Article Published August 9, 2006
A healthy vendor relationship leads to good service and great deals for the user enterprise. How do you develop one without losing your shirt? Storage users share tips on getting the most out of a vendor relationship -- in storage and beyond.
| Tutorials Article Published July 26, 2006
Your backup is only as good as your ability to restore. This case study demonstrates why.
| Hreviews Article Published July 17, 2006
Network attached storage has changed much since the dawn of storage. From high availability to virtualization, feature options abound.
| Tutorials Article Published July 13, 2006
The importance of disk storage stems from its role in the server clustering architecture. The next few articles will review cluster-specific requirements and explore technologies that satisfy them. We begin with SCSI.
| Tutorials Article Published July 11, 2006
Want network-attached storage, instantly? Openfiler bundles a variety of free and open source apps to create a cross-platform storage server.
| Hreviews Article Published July 10, 2006
SATA and SAS are hot, but are they the silver bullet vendors are presenting them as?
| Tutorials Article Published July 6, 2006
RAID is a necessary building block when undertaking a data protection initiative.
| Hreviews Article Published June 26, 2006
EMC, HP, and IBM may account for more than 50 percent of the disk array market, but they are aren't the only show in town. Dell, HDS, and a host of smaller players fill the other half.
| News Article Published June 13, 2006
The Data ONTAP GX operating system will help customers pull and tuck away files.
| News Article Published May 25, 2006
IBM's SAN Volume Controller can now replicate data from any distance.
| Tutorials Article Published March 16, 2006
Are storage grids the latest killer app or merely buzzword du jour?
| Tutorials Article Published March 8, 2006
With increasing regulatory demands and complex technology, storage security has become a discipline in its own right. Still, many companies don't include it in their security plans.
| Tutorials Article Published February 16, 2006
Ask most people what a storage server is, and you'll likely get blank stares or rambling varied answers. This article clarifies what makes a storage server, a storage server and provides examples of storage servers on the market.
| Tutorials Article Published January 11, 2006
The use of storage teams has grown dramatically in recent years, but some wonder if they're always necessary.
| Tutorials Article Published January 5, 2006
Don't know much about storage? With 50 percent of organizations expected to add either a dedicated storage specialist or storage management team by year end, now is a good time to get familiar with the basics.
| Tutorials Article Published December 7, 2005
Before running the numbers, make sure your requirements are being met.
| Tutorials Article Published November 25, 2005
Is the buzz surrounding storage virtualization causing storage users to miss the big picture?
| Tutorials Article Published November 10, 2005
The storage market is changing rapidly. What really matters?