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Content tagged with Storage posted in February 2012
Harris Scraps Secure Public Cloud Service
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
Large government contractor shutters cloud computing service and $200 million data center, less than a year after opening.
New Intel Architecture is Built to Scale—At Many Levels
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
In the IT world, multiple trends are driving a whole new set of requirements for the data center.
Texas Memory Doubles High-Availability Capacity
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
RamSan 820 uses enterprise MLC to provide 24TB in 1U package.
Dell Boosts Backup With AppAssure Acquisition
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
Addition to Dell's growing storage business enables backup and recovery for both virtualized and physical servers.
Managing Virtual Machine Performance Problems
Commentary  |  2/28/2012  | 
Virtual infrastructure administrators have two options to fix performance problems: fine-tune the environment, or cover up the problem with hardware.
Dell: 'We're Not Really A PC Company Anymore'
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
Dell evolving its business away from a reliance on PC shipments toward supplying high-end servers, appliances, and rack-mount virtualization packages for the enterprise data center.
8 Ways Windows Server 8 Handles Storage Better
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
Microsoft has added important enhancements to the way Windows Server 8 works with and uses storage.
Kaminario Makes Data Available Despite Storage Node Failure
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
DataProtect backup feature enables high availability, self healing, automatic failover, and recovery for continuous storage area network operation.
Seriously Secure Mobile Voice With Custom Crypto
News  |  2/25/2012  | 
KoolSpan's mobile phone voice encryption products create a secure point-to-point channel for voice or other high-value communications.
3 Top Trends In Storage Startups
Commentary  |  2/23/2012  | 
To make sense of the storage startup boom, take a close look at the gaps that these firms seek to fill.
GreenBytes Unveils All-Solid-State Storage Array
News  |  2/21/2012  | 
Solidarity combines NVRAM solid state drives with multi-level cell SSDs to provide performance and affordability for deduplication of primary storage.
Microsoft: SkyDrive Will Be 'World's Hard Drive'
News  |  2/21/2012  | 
Microsoft puts itself on a collision course with Apple as SkyDrive and iCloud storage services get deeper integration into the desktop, via Windows 8 and OS X Mountain Lion.
Free WinZip For iOS Handles Email Attachments
News  |  2/19/2012  | 
iPhones and iPads are pretty bad at handling email Zip file attachments. WinZip for iOS fixes the problem for free but lacks features common in other file managers.
Solid State: From Silver Bullet To Silver Lining
Commentary  |  2/17/2012  | 
Solid state storage looks to become a standard part of an enterprise IT infrastructure, providing a boost to applications and general IT needs such as tiering and virtualization.
Iomega Launches Mid-Range Storage For Virtual Environments
News  |  2/16/2012  | 
New server-class px series has all-inclusive pricing and enterprise-like features.
Amazon Cloud Users Get SunGard Disaster Recovery Option
News  |  2/15/2012  | 
Amazon EC2 users can now back up VMs and data at SunGard data centers, not just on Amazon's infrastructure. The move may reflect customer pushback regarding Amazon's April 2011 outage.
Solid State 101: Where To Deploy SSDs Now
News  |  2/15/2012  | 
Some solid-state systems are now competitive with high-performance 15,000-rpm drives.
2012 State Of Storage: Year Of SSDs
News  |  2/15/2012  | 
IT's more concerned about data reliability, security, and performance vs. just keeping up with capacity demand, our annual survey shows.
HP Unveils All-SSD Storage Array
News  |  2/15/2012  | 
LeftHand storage family's P4900 includes software that monitors the solid state drive and estimates when it will reach the end of its life.
Startup Tegile Offers Hybrid SSD, Hard Disk Array
News  |  2/14/2012  | 
Cisco and Perfigo vets unveil Zebi array, which combines solid state and hard drives for faster deduplication and compression.
Hitachi Unveils Nondisruptive Data Migration
News  |  2/13/2012  | 
Service moves data from older Hitachi arrays to new Virtual Storage Platform arrays without downtime, company says.
Can Nicira's Network Virtualization Platform Keep Its Promises?
News  |  2/13/2012  | 
Analysts weigh in on whether the new platform can really deliver network services via software through all of the layers of a typical enterprise network.
Cloud Storage Infrastructures Raise Many Issues
Commentary  |  2/13/2012  | 
Cost, performance, and the ability to scale are among the key issues when considering cloud storage infrastructure.
Starboard Storage Systems Introduces Mid-Range Unified Array
News  |  2/10/2012  | 
Storage vets launch new company with unified system that offers data reduction, thin provisioning, space reclamation, snapshots, and capacity expansion capabilities.
The New Storage Bottlenecks
Commentary  |  2/10/2012  | 
To eliminate performance bottlenecks, you have to look past the solid state disk and consider the system as a whole.
Save Fewer Copies, Cut Storage Needs
News  |  2/9/2012  | 
Boston University Medical School reduced the storage it needed to protect hundreds of terabytes of data through the use of Actifio's PAS platform.
Point Of Sale Gets An iPad Makeover
News  |  2/9/2012  | 
Tablets aren't just for conventional computing. This point of sale system for salons shows how varied the markets can be.
Google Preps Dropbox Cloud Storage Rival
News  |  2/9/2012  | 
Google will soon release an update to its long-rumored "GDrive" and a home entertainment system, reports the Wall Street Journal.
Free Storage In Cloud's Secret: Leftovers
News  |  2/8/2012  | 
Startup Symform offers up to 200 GBs free using a network of participants' excess capacity.
Altaro Rolls Out Enhanced Backup For Hyper-V
News  |  2/8/2012  | 
New software allows backup of virtual machines in clusters, external drive support.
Is Server-Based Storage Tiering Right For You?
Commentary  |  2/8/2012  | 
Maybe we're making the whole job of improving network performance more complicated than it has to be.
Amazon Drops S3 Storage Pricing
News  |  2/7/2012  | 
Amazon Web Services' users will get up to 13.5% off their bill, depending on how much they store.
IBM Adds Speed, Flexibility To Big Data Storage
News  |  2/7/2012  | 
XIV Storage Systems, tuned for cloud, virtualization, big data implementations, get solid state drives to triple storage speed, plus iPhone app for remote monitoring.
Symantec Expands Backup Options
News  |  2/6/2012  | 
New versions of Backup Exec and NetBackup reduce backup windows, enhance replication and snapshots.
EMC Offers SSD Cache To Boost Server Speed
News  |  2/3/2012  | 
VFCache product uses solid state storage to keep hot data on server's bus to improve performance.
How To Write A SAN RFI
News  |  2/2/2012  | 
Storage and networking architectures are changing, embracing virtualization and private clouds, not discrete servers and local disks. That means plenty of IT teams are in the market for SANs. Here's how to make vendors work for your business.
Big Data Makes Banks Rethink Storage
News  |  2/2/2012  | 
As banks gather skyrocketing volumes of data, their traditional storage technologies just don't cut it.
Server-Based Storage Tiering Spells Bottleneck Relief
Commentary  |  2/1/2012  | 
Automated storage tiering and caching makes the most of hard drive and solid-state drive storage systems, but can create new bottlenecks. A server-based tier is one solution.
How To Do Cloud Apps With Microsoft
Slideshows  |  2/1/2012  | 
Microsoft's Office cloud apps and storage are one of the Web's best-kept secrets. Why settle for Google Docs?

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