Big Data Solutions: An Overview
By Kavitha Nair | Article Published April 25, 2012
Big Data technology enables enterprises to mine vast stores of data, even as this evolving technology faces various challenges.
Tags: Hadoop, data storage, data storage management, Enterprise IT, big data
Data Storage: The Myth of Redundancy
By Scott Alan Miller | Article Published January 23, 2012
Redundancy in a data storage system does not by itself guarantee reliability. Are two straw houses safer than one brick house?
Tags: data storage, RAID, Redundancy
Managing Data Storage Growth: Buyer's Guide
By Kavitha Nair | Article Published November 09, 2011
Storage virtualization offers major advantages yet also raises key concerns about cost, performance and data availability.
Tags: data storage, Dell, VMware, Virtualization Management, buyer guide, DataCore
Will America Remain the Global Data Storage Leader?
By Henry Newman | Article Published October 21, 2011
America has virtually undisputed leadership in storage. But there's no guarantee it will retain this status. Data storage Henry Newman looks ahead and assesses the U.S.'s prospects in the global marketplace.
Tags: data storage, data storage management
Deduplication: 8 Top Product Picks
By Drew Robb | Article Published October 04, 2011
Depuplication has come a long way in the last few years, with all the big vendors (and the not so big, too) now offering a deduplication solution.
Tags: data storage, deduplication, storage management, dedupe
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
HP Data Storage: Buying Tips
By Drew Robb | Article Published September 27, 2011
HP is clearly a contender among the big enterprise data storage vendors. Drew Robb details HP's extensive storage portfolio.
Tags: data storage, enterprise storage, HP
Cloud Computing Data Storage: Buying Guide
By Jeff Vance | Article Published September 26, 2011
Using cloud computing for data storage offers a number of advantages -- if you ask potential vendors the right questions.
Tags: data storage, cloud computing
Data Storage's Wrong-Headed Past
By Henry Newman | Article Published September 02, 2011
Data storage expert Henry Newman looks back at the history of storage and feels amazed at how often the same mistakes have been repeated. Don't people ever learn?
Tags: data storage, data storage management, tape storage
The Limits of Tape Storage, 2011 Version
By Henry Newman | Article Published August 25, 2011
Data storage expert Henry Newman helps data managers understand tape storage's limitation long before it causes problems.
Tags: data storage, data storage management, tape storage
Where's Data Storage Headed?
By Jeffrey Layton | Article Published August 01, 2011
Data storage trends seem to change as quickly as you can say 'storage device.' Jeff Layton talks about the what IT departments need to know to stay ahead (or at least current) with the big data curve.
Tags: data storage, data storage management
Data Storage Startups Focus on Cloud, Virtualization
By Drew Robb | Article Published July 08, 2011
Few factors reveal the direction of an IT sector like what strategies its startups are deploying. Drew Robb looks at the hot new movers and shakers in data storage.
Tags: data storage, cloud computing, virtualization
The Unsung Story of Tape Storage
By Henry Newman | Article Published June 30, 2011
Data storage expert Henry Newman talks about the hard reality of tape storage: it wears out. Yet Newman opines that tape is still the best data storage medium.
Tags: data storage, tape storage
Tech Vendors Make You Work to Find the Price. Why?
By David Strom | Article Published June 28, 2011
Some tech vendors claim that their products are so complex that the price must be hidden under layers of sales material. Why make customers dig?
Tags: data storage, tech vendor
Battle of the Server Vendors: Do Buyers Notice?
By Drew Robb | Article Published April 12, 2011
Despite massive PR, server vendors competing claims about power efficiency may be merely confusing buyers.
Tags: data storage, data center, servers, mainframe, energy consumption
VMware vCenter Operations Extends IT Management Tools
By David Needle | Article Published March 08, 2011
VMware's new vCenter Operations collects data from servers, storage and network hardware to provide a real-time management dashboard.
Tags: data storage, virtualization, data center, VMware, vcloud
Why SSDs Are (Far) Better Than Mechanical Disks
By Kenneth Hess | Article Published March 02, 2011
Solid state drives aren't cheap, yet they offer clear advantages to tradtional spinning hard drives.
Tags: data storage, SSD, hard drive, SSD Performance
Cloud Computing: 10 Data Items To Hold Back
By Kenneth Hess | Article Published February 01, 2011
The public cloud has its virtues, yet there are many aspects of your business that should never reside out there.
Tags: data storage, cloud computing, cloud security, public cloud, Email management
Leading Data Storage Acquisitions of 2010
By Dave Simpson | Article Published January 07, 2011
Recent data storage acquisitions include the PMC-SierraAdaptec deal and NetappBycast deal.
Tags: data storage, EMC, data storage management, Dell, mergers and acquisitions
Data Storage vs. the Laws of Physics
By Henry Newman | Article Published November 04, 2010
Data storage expert Henry Newman discusses the limits of hardware to contain the growing mountain of today's data.
Tags: data storage, CPU, data storage management, disk drives, transfer rates
Cutting Data Storage Costs: 10 Tips
By Drew Robb | Article Published October 22, 2010
The good news is that storage is less expensive then it once was. And with the right strategies, it can be cheaper still.
Tags: data storage, data storage management, database administration, disk drives, tape storage
The Hidden Costs of Data Storage
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published October 07, 2010
A leading analyst discusses how the exponential increase in drive density and other factors are upending the cost of storage systems.
Tags: data storage, security, data storage management, IOPS, gigabit
Has Flash Drive Density Seen Its Peak?
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 20, 2010
No, solid state drives will not replace spinning disks, partially because flash drive density is likely to stop growing.
Tags: data storage, data storage management, SSD, flash drives, SSD RAID Array
The Agony and Ecstasy to eDiscovery
By Sonny Discini | Article Published September 14, 2010
When a company faces litigation, understanding the complexities of eDiscovery becomes critical.
Tags: data storage, data storage management, compliance, Sarbanes-Oxley, eDiscovery
SSD Debate: Cost Wins Over Performance
By Brian Fonseca | Article Published September 13, 2010
Despite clear performance benefits of Flash drives over spinning disks, the costs still scare away plenty of businesses.
Tags: data storage, data storage management, SSD, solid state drive, flash drives
Boosting Your RAID Controller's Storage Performance
By Henry Newman | Article Published August 24, 2010
You don't need hire professional service vendors to improve your RAID controllers.
Tags: data storage, data storage management, Servers & Services, RAID, RAID Controller
What's Better, Deduplication or Data Compression?
By Drew Robb | Article Published August 19, 2010
Deduplication gets a lot of buzz, but data compression has plenty of upsides that make it a worthy alternative.
Tags: data storage, data storage management, deduplication, dedupe, data compression
Pssst! Hot Rumors in Data Storage
By Drew Robb | Article Published August 06, 2010
IBM or Oracle to buy EMC? Microsoft to buy SAP? What is chattering class speculating about?
Tags: data storage, IBM, EMC, SAP, mergers and acquisitions
Solid State Drives vs. Spinning Disks
By Henry Newman | Article Published August 02, 2010
Solid state drives will never replace spinning disks, despite a huge tide of opinion to the contrary.
Tags: data storage, server, SSD, Solid State Storage, solid state drives
Cloud Storage Poised to Save Enterprises Money: Report
By David Needle | Article Published July 30, 2010
While public cloud storage services have been around for years, they haven't won over the enterprise. That could soon change.
Tags: data storage, cloud computing, Cloud, data storage management, Cloud Storage
Does IT Need Independent Backup for Google Apps?
By David Needle | Article Published July 15, 2010
New Backify service gives IT, particularly in small to midsize businesses, an option for making sure cloud-based data in Google Apps and social media services are not lost.
Tags: data storage, Google Apps, IT, IT manager, backup
Data Storage: 10 Hot Start-Ups
By Drew Robb | Article Published July 09, 2010
There are not quite as many data storage start-ups as in recent years, yet these new firms are proving there are still plenty of good ideas.
Tags: data storage, SAN services, Storage Area Networking, Storage Networking Device, data storage management
Solaris: Should You Stay Loyal?
By Charlie Schluting | Article Published June 21, 2010
Oracle wants Solaris to remain viable, particularly as a database platform, but will the OS continue to develop new tools?
Tags: data storage, database, Sun Microsystems, Solaris, database administration
Data Stored in the Cloud? (Read the Contract!)
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 13, 2010
Experts question the small print buried in the contracts of services such as Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), which may be too favorable for the vendors.
Tags: data storage, cloud computing, Cloud, Cloud network, cloud computing contract
IBM Takes Top Honors in Data Protection
By Larry Barrett | Article Published March 16, 2010
A nationwide survey finds that, among large tech companies, IBM is considered the best at protecting personal information. Google made the list this year after failing to earn a spot last year.
Tags: data storage, security, IBM, privacy, data protection
Storage Networks and Solid State Drives: the Right Choice?
By Henry Newman | Article Published March 12, 2010
Your storage area network can benefit greatly from selecting the best solid state drive (SSD). It's also essential to choose the right controller to get the most out of the expensive drives.
Tags: data storage, SAN services, SAN, Storage area network
Datacenter Expansion is on for 2010
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published March 08, 2010
Power, once hardly given any thought, is now the number one concern of datacenter managers as they look to expand with constrained budgets.
Tags: data storage, IT management, IT manager, datacenter, datacenters
Will Solid State Kill Hard Drives?
By Paul Rubens | Article Published March 03, 2010
It's reasonable to consider that flash-based solid state drives (SSDs) might take over from conventional hard disk drives (HDDs). However, currently SSDs are far more expensive per gigabyte than HDDs.
Tags: data storage, SAN services, SSD, SAN, hard drives
By Serdar Yegulalp | Article Published February 25, 2010
SAN services, or storage area networks purchased as a service, allow users a wide menu of choices for data storage. Plus: assessing SAN services offerings.
Tags: data storage, SAN services, SAN, Storage area network, storage management
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
Data Storage Vendors Poised for Virtualization Gains
By Paul Shread | Article Published January 13, 2010
Big data storage vendors like EMC and NetApp are positioned to score major gains from the mass migration to server virtualization.
Tags: data storage, server, virtualization, NetApp, VMware