More Commentary/How-To'sTeradata to SAP: Our Memory Is Smarter
Teradata says its hybrid 'Intelligent Memory' for data warehousing makes more sense than SAP Hana's all-in-memory approach. Active Data Demands Storage Rethink
When data must be accessible, often instantly, you need to consider a dedicated flash array. The Primary Storage Deduplication Problem
Vendors struggle to develop a deduplication engine that won't impact performance and still maintain data integrity. VDI Performance and Cost: A Deeper Dive
Lab tests aren't perfect simulations, but they do help businesses decide whether a virtual desktop infrastructure is for them. Here's why I stand... The Role Of DRAM In Storage
Don't discount DRAM. Thanks to increased server capacities and sophisticated caching technologies, DRAM can serve as a tier in the storage... What Should A VDI Desktop Cost?
A small business should be able to configure a viable 250 desktop VDI installation for less than $150 per desktop. Meeting The MSP/CSP Storage Challenge
As customers push for more storage and hosting solutions, managed and cloud service providers are turning to a software-defined approach to... Drive Form-Factor SSDs Make A Comeback
Looking to improve server-side performance in your enterprise? Recent advances suggest it might be time to give drive form-factor SSDs another look. Virtual Machine Recovery Keeps Improving
Thanks to technologies like changed block recovery, downtime is becoming a thing of the past. Harvest The Benefits Of Storage Virtualization
IT departments that do not enthusiastically embrace storage virtualization are essentially wasting money. How Server-Side Storage Memory Impacts VDI Costs
Server-side storage memory can provide a cost-effective solution to VDI projects if you overcome challenges in mobility and data protection.... Is Storage Saving Virtual Desktop Infrastructure?
We're seeing a significant climb in VDI implementation as old storage performance and cost roadblocks fall. Why Flash Storage Excels In Virtual Environments
All-flash systems do more than replace a lot of hard drives. They let you create extremely dense virtual server environments that eliminate... 4 Ways $50K Of Flash Can Boost Performance
You want to use solid state storage to boost your network's performance. Here's advice on adding SSDs without breaking the company. 3 Ways To Protect Cache Writes
Here's how to protect your storage from three situations that could cause it to lose data. The Virtualized Backup Gap
Most enterprises run two backup systems -- one for virtualized servers and one for non-virtualized servers. New products in the works should... The VMware Write Cache Challenge, Solved
Server-side write caching can help improve storage network performance. Here's what you need to know. 3 Ways The Cloud Can Complement Virtualization
Virtual infrastructures -- what vendors like to call internal clouds -- can benefit from the public cloud in ways beyond data backup. Flash Storage: Ready For Writes
Advanced over-provisioning and write modification technology have made flash storage solutions ready for both sides of the I/O stream. Software-Defined Storage: A Buzzword Worth Examining
Software-defined storage is software beyond the usual communication tools or firmware used to run a storage device. Avoid trendy treatments of... True Cost Of Open Source Storage Software
Some open source storage software is free, but what will support cost you? The Impact Of High-Availability Flash Appliances
High-availability flash appliances used with software-defined storage can prolong the life of your current storage system while meeting... Plot An Effective Data Archive Strategy
Good archiving systems should do three things: Save money, let you find data fairly quickly and last a long, long time. What Is Software-Defined Storage?
Is it really a new product or simply a reframing of existing storage technology? Actually, it's a little bit of both. How To Choose A Data Archiving Platform
No matter what your motivation for archiving data, the storage system needs to provide data integrity, scalability and power management.
E-Discovery, Mobility and the Cloud
Do you know everywhere business documents reside? Storage pros are often tasked with aiding discovery, yet as IT increasingly relies on cloud repositories while employees substitute mobile devices for PCs, that question is getting much harder to answer. Problem is, in the event of litigation, courts won’t accept 'the cloud ate my homework' as an excuse. Here's how to cope.
The Cloud's Role in BC/DR
Cloud services can play a role in any BC/DR plan. Yet just 23% of 414 business technology pros responding to our 2011 Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Survey use services as part of their application and data resiliency strategies, even though half (correctly) say it would reduce overall recovery times. Here's how the combination of cloud backup and IaaS offerings can be a beneficial part of a "DR 2.0" plan.