Network-Attached Storage User's Guide
Features on the latest NAS devices transform them into full-featured, multi-purpose computing devices which can act as media, print, and file servers, surveillance devices, and Web hosts.
Making Storage Management Easier
As we discussed in our last entry no matter how easy the storage protocol or storage system you select at some point someone is going to have to interact with the storage itself. It may be a problem that needs to be resolved or it may be a need to provision a new server but something will come up. In most mid-sized data centers managing storage is no one's full time job. It is something that is dealt with
Yahoo Japan Selects Google Search
Microsoft's search technology was not strong enough for its needs, according to Yahoo Japan, in announcing Google as the new search partner.
How To Build Your Own Linux Cloud
Ubuntu lets you create your own Eucalyptus cloud computing infrastructure on commodity servers, plus it's interface-compatible with Amazon's EC2.
The Value Of A Storage Administrator
Storage hardware and software manufacturers are trying to make the process of managing storage easier. There are simplified storage infrastructures, simplified storage management systems and software to monitor the storage environment, but reality is even the smallest of storage environments need someone focused on the task of making sure that everything is operating as planned.
Storage Protocol Explosion
Today's Storage Manager is faced with more shared storage connectivity choices than ever. Off the top of my head there is SAS, iSCSI, NAS, AoE, FCoE and of course good old Fibre Channel. One would think that at some point there will be a shake out in storage but that doesn't seem to happen and when it does it seems like they are replaced with two or three new ones.
Firefox Home Arrives For iPhone
Unable to offer a mobile version of Firefox on the iPhone, Mozilla has managed to get Apple to accept an app that makes Firefox data available.
Does Data Retention Really Protect A Corporation?
As I have gone through the series on developing a keep data for ever strategy, one of the criticisms has been about the risk to the organization. The conventional wisdom is that email stores and PST files are fertile ground for opposing counsel looking for evidence and by keeping that data forever you are exposing yourself to further risk. My opinion is that you are at no greater risk than with a strict r
IOV - A Different Way To Wire Once
There is much discussion about wire-once strategies. The concept sounds like nirvana for storage administrators and network managers. Don't worry about the backend protocol, just use 10GbE and use the protocol that you need at the time; iSCSI, NAS or FCoE. Wire-once is not without its challenges and a compelling alternative may be I/O Virtualization (IOV).
Primary Storage In The Cloud, Ready For Prime Time
Fast, inexpensive primary storage that can store all your files and host all your applications that you don't have to have in your data center sounds like nirvana, but it may be coming sooner than you think. In some situations it is ready now.
Analytics Slideshow: Expanding Profile Of Data Deduplication
Highlights of exclusive InformationWeek Analytics research as it appears in "Squeeze Play: The Expanding Profile of Data Deduplication," our exploration of technologies available to meet today's explosive demand for increased storage capacity in the data center.
Facebook Sued Over Privacy
German agency launched legal action against the social network for storing non-users' personal data gleaned through its address book sync feature.
How Intelligent Does Your Storage Need To Be?
We have always counted on storage systems to provide software based services like snapshots, RAID protection, replication and thin provisioning, but now operating systems (OS) or file systems are offering much of those capabilities. Do we need the storage systems to offer them as well?
The Costs Of Finite Data Retention
In closing out our series about keeping data forever we will examine the financial aspects of keeping data forever. What can be done to curtail costs and how does it compare to the more traditional finite data retention model? In this entry we will look at the costs of a finite data retention policy.
Amazon Acquires Woot
CEO Matt Rutledge says the online retailer that sells one item a day at a discount will continue to operate independently.