Hadoop and Big Data Without Storage Headaches
By Paul Rubens | Article Published June 23, 2015
Big Data appliances provide an easy way to implement storage for Hadoop.
Tags: Hadoop, big data, Storage
Open Source Storage: 54 Tools for Backup and Recovery
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 03, 2015
Find free network and cloud backup software, as well as tools for backing up a single system and compression utilities.
Tags: Linux, Storage, Open Source App
Tech Comics: How to Get More Storage Space
By Oliver Widder | Article Published May 02, 2014
People go to extreme lengths when they need more storage space for computer files.
Tags: tech comics, Storage Planning, Storage
Oracle Updates Exalytics Appliance
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 16, 2013
The in-memory database appliances are getting more memory.
Tags: Oracle, Memory, appliance, In-memory database, Storage, Exalytics
EMC Buys ScaleIO
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 12, 2013
The startup makes software that pools flash storage.
Tags: Flash, EMC, Storage, merger and acquistion activity, ScaleIO
EMC Profits Fall, VMware Lowers Outlook
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 24, 2013
Both companies saw their stock price decline.
Tags: EMC, virtualization, earnings, VMware, Storage, quarterly financials
IBM Falls Short of the Goal Line in 1Q13
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published April 19, 2013
Will Linux help power Big Blue forward to future growth?
Tags: Linux, IBM, networking, earnings, Storage
56 Open Source Replacements for Storage-Related Tools
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 17, 2013
Download these open source solutions to create your own storage appliances, manage your stored data, and more.
Tags: open source, open source software, Storage
IBM to Invest $1 Billion in Flash Storage R&D
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 12, 2013
Big Blue also announced its new FlashSystem appliances.
Tags: Flash, IBM, SSD, Solid-State Drives, Storage, FlashSystem
Data Storage Trends: Dell's Travis Vigil on Interoperability, Hybrid Arrays
By James Maguire | Article Published March 22, 2013
Dell storage executive Travis Vigil talks about hybrid storage arrays, platform interoperability, and more.
Tags: Flash, interoperability, hybrid storage, Storage
Another Cloud Goes Down: Google Drive Experiences Outage
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 18, 2013
Many users who try to access Google's cloud-based storage service are getting error messages.
Tags: Google, Cloud, outage, Storage, Google Drive
Do You Really Need a SAN?
By Scott Alan Miller | Article Published February 27, 2013
SANs make sense in certain use cases, but many people have misconceptions about their benefits.
Tags: SAN, Storage area network, Enterprise, NAS, DAS, Storage
VMware to Buy Virtual Storage Vendor Virsto
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 12, 2013
The acquisition will fit in with VMware's "software-defined data center" strategy.
Tags: cloud computing, virtualization, VMware, Storage, merger and acquistion activity, software-defined data center
HP Launches New Enterprise Storage Products
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 05, 2012
The company claims the launch is its most important storage announcement ever.
Tags: HP, hardware, Enterprise, 3PAR, big data, Storage
Surface Owner Sues Microsoft over Storage Space Claims
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 16, 2012
A California lawyer says the tablet he bought only had half as much storage space as advertised.
Tags: Microsoft, lawsuit, Storage, surface RT
EMC Earnings Fail to Meet Expectations
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 25, 2012
The storage vendor says enterprises have been cautious about spending.
Tags: EMC, earnings, Enterprise, Storage, quarterly financials
60 OS Replacements for Storage Software
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 15, 2012
Find top open source backup, NAS, RAID, and other storage-related software.
Tags: open source, NAS, RAID, Storage
OwnCloud 4.5 Mounts Open Source Storage Alongside Amazon, Dropbox
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published October 11, 2012
Faster syncing, enhanced file versioning and Oracle back-end support are spotlighted in latest version of file sharing and storage effort.
Tags: open source, Amazon, DropBox, Storage
Oracle Updates Hardware, Software, Services for the Cloud
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published October 01, 2012
Larry Ellison announces new Exadata machine and a cloud database as his company formally jumps into the cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service market.
Tags: Oracle, cloud computing, SaaS, Storage
Red Hat: We're Not Just About Linux Anymore
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published September 25, 2012
Red Hat CEO emphasizes middleware, storage and cloud opportunities as revenues continue to grow.
Tags: Linux, Red Hat, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Storage
HGST Announces Helium-Filled Disk Drives
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 13, 2012
The new drives run cooler and use 23 percent less power than air-filled disk drives.
Tags: disk, hard disk drive, Storage, Drive, helium
First look: Windows Server 2012 Brings the Cloud Down to Earth
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 05, 2012
The new OS shares a lot with Windows 8.
Tags: cloud computing, Microsoft, networking, virtualization, Windows 8, Hyper-V, Windows Server 2012, Storage
Amazon Launches Glacier Cloud Storage Service
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 21, 2012
The cloud-based service will offer low-cost storage for archive files.
Tags: cloud computing, Amazon Web Services, Amazon, archive, Storage, Glacier
Lenovo, EMC Join Forces in Server Market
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 01, 2012
The partnership could help both companies gain ground against rivals like HP, IBM and Dell.
Tags: server, EMC, Lenovo, Enterprise, Storage
Worldwide Disk Storage System Revenues Grow 7%
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 11, 2012
Storage hardware prices remain high in the wake of floods in Thailand.
Tags: hardware, IDC, disk, Storage
Gartner: Top 10 Emerging Infrastructure Trends
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 06, 2012
Tablets, mobility, virtualization, cloud computing and more.
Tags: cloud computing, mobility, virtualization, data center, Enterprise IT, Gartner, trends, tablets, big data, Consumerization, Storage
ownCloud 4 Advances Open Source Storage
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 22, 2012
Open source competitor to Dropbox expands with new file versioning capabilities.
Tags: open source, DropBox, Storage
Google Drive Arrives, At Last
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 25, 2012
The new cloud service offers 5GB of storage for free.
Tags: Cloud, Storage, Google Drive
Google Drive Next Week?
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 17, 2012
Rumors suggest that Google will launch a new personal storage service called Google Drive next week.
Tags: Google, Cloud, Storage, Drive
HP's Server Strategy Focuses on SSDs, Storage Bottleneck
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published March 27, 2012
The company says that its new ProLiant servers will boost performance by 50 percent for some applications.
Tags: server, HP, ProLiant, Storage
SSD Revenue Doubles in 2011 over 2010
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published January 13, 2012
Analysts expect another banner year for solid state drives in 2012.
Tags: SSD, Storage
IBM Smashes Moore's Law, Cuts Bit Size to 12 Atoms
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published January 13, 2012
A major research breakthrough reduces the number of atoms required to store one bit of data from one million to twelve.
Tags: IBM, Storage
SSD Shipments Leap 66% in Q3, Revenue Doubles
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published December 14, 2011
Enterprise data centers spent twice as much on solid state drives this quarter as they did during the same quarter last year.
Tags: Enterprise, SSDs, Storage
Digital Asset Management: Buying Guide
By Jeff Vance | Article Published November 29, 2011
Tips on choosing a solution that provides your employees streamlined access to the rich video, audio, images and documents they need.
Tags: cloud computing, Digital Asset Management, Storage
Database Administrators: Boost Your Productivity
By Lockwood Lyon | Article Published November 28, 2011
With tighter budgets and heavier workloads, the life of a database administrator is full of challenges. Here are some suggestions to do more in less time.
Tags: database, IT, DBA, Storage
Red Hat Buys Gluster for Scale-Out Storage
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published October 04, 2011
Red Hat will pay $136 million in cash for the open source storage specialist.
Tags: open source, Storage
The Agony of File Systems
By Henry Newman | Article Published September 29, 2011
Will the data storage industry never learn? Decades-long mistakes keep on getting repeated, opines storage expert Henry Newman.
Tags: data storage, file system, Storage
Data Warehousing, Data Virtualization: Move or Stay?
By Wayne Kernochan | Article Published September 07, 2011
It's a major challenge facing business intelligence deployments: should data be centralized or held locally? IT analyst Wayne Kernochan discusses new technologies that impact that decision.
Tags: data warehousing, Data Virtualization, Storage
IBM Builds Biggest Data Drive Ever
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 26, 2011
The 120-petabyte drive is ten times bigger than any other drive ever built.
Oracle Buys Pillar Data Systems
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 29, 2011
The deal gives Oracle a new set of storage hardware products to sell.
Intel Unveils 10-Core Xeon E7
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published April 06, 2011
Intel's new E7 family of Xeon CPUs is built on 32-nanometer processor technology and incorporates the chipmaker's Hyperthreading Technology.
Tags: Intel, Xeon, servers, processor, Storage
Newman on Data Storage: Disk Storage Budgets
By Henry Newman | Article Published December 08, 2010
The cost of data storage won't move in a straight line, Plan accordingly.
Tags: database, data storage management, budgets, disk storage, Storage
HP Defends CEO Hire, Blasts Hurd -- Again
By David Needle | Article Published October 12, 2010
Ray Lane, HP's newly-appointed chairman, defends Léo Apotheker against charges he was involved in the TomorrowNow scandal.
Tags: Oracle, SAP, Larry Ellison, Hurd, Storage
WMworld 2010: 10 Key Points
By Drew Robb | Article Published September 08, 2010
Virtualization, storage, cloud computing -- VMworld 2010 illustrated key trends in these emerging technologies.
Tags: virtualization, Virtual Cloud Management, VMware, VMworld, Storage
EMC Embraces x86
By Drew Robb | Article Published July 20, 2010
The newest iteration of EMC products is built entirely on Xeon x86 processors, a major change in strategy for the storage giant.
Tags: EMC, data storage management, x86 servers, x86, Storage
Trends in the Storage Networking Market
By Drew Robb | Article Published May 28, 2010
Looking back at EMC World, a series of overriding themes emerge, particularly regarding cloud computing and the future of SSDs.
Tags: SAN services, storage networking, SAN, Storage area network, Storage
Dell Beats Expectations on Storage, Services Strength
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published May 20, 2010
With enterprise buying coming back and particular strength in EqualLogic and its new services arm, the company handily beats expectations.
Tags: earnings, Dell, Servers & Services, EqualLogic, Storage
Storage Virtualization for the SMB
By Rick Vanover | Article Published April 21, 2010
Storage virtualization involves issues like number and types of drives, yet selecting storage virtualization by price and usable storage amounts will quickly get you in trouble.
Tags: virtualization, storage virtualization, SMB, virtual storage, Storage
Spotting Storage Vendor Problems Ahead of Time
By Henry Newman | Article Published April 16, 2010
Sometimes the announced product roadmap of a storage product vendor may not match the actual deliverables leaving your enterprise out on a limb.
Tags: SAN services, storage networking, SAN, SAN storage, Storage
Storage Area Network (SAN) Guide
By Drew Bird | Article Published April 07, 2010
A SAN, or storage area network, enables efficient client access to data storage devices, yet many companies are unsure of whether to implement a SAN. This guide to storage area networks provides an overview for those considering this option.
Tags: SAN services, SAN, Storage area network, SAN storage, Storage
Storage Networks Boosted by Virtualization Technology
By Herman Mehling | Article Published March 19, 2010
Enterprises are spending heavily to store and back-up their virtual machines, to the delight of data storage vendors. Clearly, server virtualization is shaping the future of the data warehousing industry.
Tags: virtualization, SAN services, SAN, Storage area network, Storage
Data Center Technologies: 10 On Endangered List
By Drew Robb | Article Published March 01, 2010
Plenty of legacy data center technologies have a rock-solid hold even as emerging tools gain prominence. Other features, however, might not survive.
Tags: SAN services, datacenter, data center, tape drives, Storage
Tips on Virtual Backup Speeds
By Drew Robb | Article Published February 10, 2010
Virtualization can greatly speed up backup throughput, but the efficiency gain is far from automatic.
Tags: virtualization, virtual, backup, backup software, Storage
Deploying Enterprise Apps on Solid State Drives
By Henry Newman | Article Published February 01, 2010
Solid-state drives have a number of downsides compared to traditional disk storage, with the biggest by far being cost.
Tags: SSD, enterprise storage, solid-state, Solid-State Drives, Storage
Oracle Takes a Page From IBM
By Larry Barrett | Article Published January 27, 2010
With the $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems finally completed, Oracle details its ambitious plan to bring completely integrated and engineered systems to the enterprise much the way IBM did in the 1960s.
Tags: Oracle, IBM, SAP, Sun Microsystems, Storage
Data Deduplication: Two Methods
By Kenneth Hess | Article Published January 21, 2010
There are two types of data deduplication, both of which can help your enterprise lower its data storage needs. Which method is right for your company?
Tags: data, data center, deduplication, storage management, Storage
Insider's Guide to Adding Enterprise Storage
By Drew Robb | Article Published January 15, 2010
Firms add new storage for four key reasons: capacity, a technology update, performance and availability. No matter what the reason, non-optimal installation can lead to myriad problems.
Tags: data storage, IT management, data security, Storage
SSDs on Windows 7 are About to Get Much Faster
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published December 31, 2009
Firmware update will add considerable speed to SSD performance. What will it do?
Tags: Windows, SSD, Storage
How Many Zettabytes Do We Devour?
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published December 10, 2009
The researchers compare the total bytes consumed to a fat stack of paperback novels stacked seven feet high across the entire project.
Tags: Oracle, IBM, Cisco, AT&T, Storage
Lower Enterprise Storage Costs: Open Source
By Paul Shread | Article Published December 07, 2009
Two data storage vendors are out with new products that they tout as offering significant cost savings over more traditional storage systems.
Tags: Linux, Enterprise, VMware, NAS, Storage
Saving Money with Solid State Drives
By Drew Robb | Article Published November 24, 2009
SSDs may cost a fortune, but used properly, they can actually save money in enterprise storage arrays.
Tags: data, IT, Enterprise, Storage
Microsoft: Most Sidekick Data Recovered
By - Reuters | Article Published October 16, 2009
Depite a Microsoft server computer failure, most of the data feared lost by Sidekick mobile phone users has been recovered.
Tags: services, Microsoft, smartphones, Sidekick series, Storage
IBM Unveils Storage Cloud for Enterprises
By Larry Barrett | Article Published October 07, 2009
IBM launched a private cloud-based storage and archiving application for enterprise customers.
Tags: Google, IBM, Enterprise, workloads, Storage
The Agony and Ecstasy of RAID
By Scott Alan Miller | Article Published October 05, 2009
Datacenters that include RAID (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks) face considerable risks but those risks can be managed.
Tags: data, backup, RAID, disk failure, Storage
The Future Has No Moving Parts (Or Hard Disks or Keyboards�)
By Mike Elgan | Article Published October 01, 2009
All tech trend lines point to the total elimination of funky contraptions that use gears, wheels, spokes and other industrial-revolution technologies.
Tags: iPhone, keyboards, Solid-State Drives, media, Storage
RAID's Era May Be Fading
By Henry Newman | Article Published September 25, 2009
The limitations of RAID technology are becoming painfully clear.
Tags: server, consumer, virtualization, SEC, Storage
Oracle 11g New Release: Frugality
By Alex Goldman | Article Published September 02, 2009
While the 2007 release of Oracle's database solution focused on innovation, this year's is all about keeping costs low.
Tags: open source, database, Oracle, HP, Storage
HP: Services Hot, Software-Hardware Not
By Alex Goldman | Article Published August 19, 2009
The tech giant's financial results reflected larger trends throughout the technology industry.
Tags: services, consumer, smartphones, HP, Storage
Ultra-Thin Laptops: AMD's Big Hope
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published August 05, 2009
AMD sees major potential in ultra-thin laptops, citing the weight as an attractive factor.
Tags: Intel, marketing, HP, AMD, Storage
Apple's Upcoming Tablet vs. TechCrunch's CrunchPad
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published August 03, 2009
Could it be true? Will a blogger -- yes, a blogger -- actually go head to head against Apple in the mobile handheld sector?
Tags: iPhone, Apple, Intel, marketing, Storage
Glimmers of Hope
By Chris Nerney | Article Published July 23, 2009
Glimmers of Hope
Tags: EMC, earnings, economy, online ads, Storage
Solid State Drives Preparing to Dominate
By Paul Rubens | Article Published July 22, 2009
Conventional hard drives will go the way of the doo-doo bird in server and enterprise market.
Tags: server, consumer, servers, media, Storage
Data Storage Market Sees Green Shoots
By Paul Shread | Article Published July 09, 2009
The gloom remains in the data storage market, yet better times may perhaps be beckoning.
Tags: software, IBM, Dell, Enterprise, Storage
USB Keys: Big Danger for Companies
By Alex Goldman | Article Published July 09, 2009
Computer security experts says that USB keys pose a major challenge to enterprise data.
Tags: Microsoft, Vista, FTC, USB, Storage