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Articles by Matthew McKenzie
posted in April 2010
Data deduplication and cloud-based storage are a match made in heaven, especially for smaller businesses. Here's why.
It's time for yet another high-tech funeral. This time, the guest of honor is the good ol' floppy disk.
Think storage is cheap today? You ain't seen nothing yet.
If you're using a cloud-based storage service, uptime is a vital question. But getting a straight answer may be harder than it sounds.
RAID isn't dead -- not by a long shot. In fact, it is literally everywhere these days. That creates both risks and opportunities for small and midsized businesses.
Are solid state disk (SSD) storage prices finally getting reasonable? Absolutely -- as long as your definition of "reasonable" doesn't just depend on what the price tag says.
Many small and midsized businesses think network-attached storage (NAS) is a silver bullet that will slay their storage planning problems. Sometimes that's true, but often it isn't.
Compliance with credit card data security rules is a tricky business. Don't count on cloud storage solutions to make it any easier.
Many small businesses treat disaster preparedness as a "nice to have" item on their to-do lists. You don't have to look very hard to find examples of what can happen when you take that approach.