News & Commentary
Content tagged with Storage posted in March 2012
Do We Need World Backup Day?
Commentary  |  3/29/2012  | 
March 31 is World Backup Day. Do we really need a day devoted to something that we should be doing every day? If we do, we should have a World Test Recovery Day, too.
White House Shares $200 Million Big Data Plan
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Obama administration announced plans to fund R&D push for big data analysis, for applications ranging from health to defense.
Avere Systems Launches New NAS Appliance
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Avere Edge Filer implements a new architecture and global user namespace that gives it management control of all legacy filers and NAS systems.
Why NoSQL Equals NoSecurity
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
If it seems security is an afterthought in the big data ecosystem, you’re right. Here’s what to do about it.
Saving The SAN
Commentary  |  3/27/2012  | 
You don't have to turn your storage area network upside down, with performance-sensitive data moved into the server on a flash-memory device. If you can fix its performance issues, the SAN has distinct advantages over server-side caching.
Windows 8 Server: Hands-On First Impressions
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Microsoft talks up every release of Windows Server as the best ever. But based on our first experience with Windows 8 Server, some key changes deserve your attention.
Write To NTFS Drives With OS X Lion
Slideshows  |  3/26/2012  | 
After upgrading my Mac from OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard to OS X 10.7.3 Lion, I discovered I could no longer write files to external NTFS-formatted drives. The problem is MacFUSE which, I found out, does not support the new 64-bit kernel. If this is happening to you, you must remove the old MacFUSE and install the newer version, which does support the 64-bit kernel. Here's how.
Cleversafe, DataDirect Unveil High-Performance Storage
News  |  3/26/2012  | 
Big data, high-performance computing applications get new storage appliance options.
Cloud Security Frameworks: A Journey or a Destination?
News  |  3/26/2012  | 
A viable cloud security framework, on the surface, it seems pretty basic and should mirror whatever security framework(s) your company has built around your legacy business systems.
5 Secrets To Revlon's Virtualization Success
News  |  3/26/2012  | 
Revlon IT leaders says goal of virtualization project was not just saving money but also making Revlon better.
Google Awarded Patent For Advertising Based On Environmental Factors
News  |  3/23/2012  | 
Google's newly awarded patent describes a process for listening to background noise, conversations, video, weather, and other environmental factors in order to serve targeted advertising.
The Upside-Down SAN
Commentary  |  3/23/2012  | 
Vendors are pushing local flash storage for your most active data, which may turn your storage area network to a digital dumping ground.
60 Years Ago: IBM Invents The Hard Drive
News  |  3/20/2012  | 
A short promotional movie by IBM back in the 50's recounts, in the finest propaganda styles of the day, the project that brought us random access mass storage.
Emotion Vs. Logic: The Modern Role Of Tape
Commentary  |  3/19/2012  | 
People love to hate tape. But tape today provides highly cost-effective and reliable answers to certain data storage challenges.
Are Storage Controllers Overworked?
Commentary  |  3/19/2012  | 
In many virtualized server infrastructures, demands push storage controllers beyond their limits. Here are some possible solutions.
Turning On The New iPad
News  |  3/16/2012  | 
What's it like to turn on that New iPad for the first time? We have it on video.
iPad Mini Rumors Resurface
Commentary  |  3/14/2012  | 
An unnamed Samsung source in a Korean report claims that Apple will be releasing an iPad with a smaller screen by the end of this year. There's clearly a market for such a tablet, but does Apple want to enter that market?
Internet Crime Focus Of Black Hat Europe
News  |  3/14/2012  | 
Security and cryptography experts at Amsterdam conference consider the enormity of securing a world where everything--from smartphones to power plants to cars--is connected to the Internet.
Microsoft OneNote Mounts Comeback on Android, iPad, iPhone and Windows Phone
News  |  3/14/2012  | 
OneNote Mobile offers a nice alternative to sync-to-cloud note-taking apps such as EverNote and Springpad. You can edit notes containing rich text, and sync with mobile devices via SkyDrive and the OneNote Web App.
How To Make Backup And Recovery Foolproof
Commentary  |  3/13/2012  | 
Nobody wants the nerve-wracking job of backup guy. But there's good news: Intelligent disk-based backup, virtualization, and lots of practice recoveries can make it safe to be in charge of the backup process.
Writing Books in the Cloud: Part 1
Commentary  |  3/12/2012  | 
Wilson and three other guys write a book using this cloud thing called Dropbox.
New iPad May Boost Cloud Storage Needs 10-Fold
Commentary  |  3/8/2012  | 
Apple's new iPad means users will send more data in larger files and at faster speeds more often to cloud storage providers, forcing them to substantially boost their capacity.
Nexsan's Latest Unified Storage Systems
News  |  3/6/2012  | 
New NST series combines iSCSI and NAS capability with enterprise snapshot, replication, and provisioning.
Microsoft Azure Leap Day Outage Questions Persist
News  |  3/5/2012  | 
Is defective security certificate from a third party to blame for Azure outage? Microsoft won't say yet.
Cloud 2012: More Data. More Efficiency. More Devices.
News  |  3/2/2012  | 
There’s no stopping data growth.
The Future is Now: Scale-Out Storage
News  |  3/2/2012  | 
In today’s data centers, scale-out storage has a lot of momentum. Service providers jumped on the scale-out train years ago, and now enterprises are hopping aboard.
Will Tape Replace The Hard Drive?
Commentary  |  3/2/2012  | 
Tape isn't dead. Here's why it might actually grow in importance and eventually replace many hard disk drives.
Why Infrastructure As A Service Is A Bad Deal
Commentary  |  3/1/2012  | 
The numbers we cranked speak for themselves: IaaS services from Amazon and others most likely do a disservice to your bottom line.

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