Cloud Storage Security: AWS Vs. Azure
Security remains the biggest concern facing cloud storage adoption. Here we look at the security details of Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, two cloud storage heavyweights.
Aspiring To Smarter Storage
Startup DataGravity has developed a unified storage system that provides data-aware services such as full text indexing and file system auditing.
Flash Is Overkill For VDI
All flash makes fast storage, but at a high cost. Listen to your users, and provide a hybrid array combined with software for a better VDI experience.
What's Next For Flash?
Today's 2D flash is near its limit. The industry is evolving to 3D flash and developing storage technologies that promise to be faster and denser.
Flash Storage: The New Normal
At the Flash Memory Summit, storage experts talk about the growing flash market, flash benefits, and enterprise deployment considerations.
Flash Tailored For The Enterprise
Makers of all-flash storage arrays like Violin Memory are adding enterprise features, while SanDisk is boosting the performance of its flash products.
Server SANs: The Dark Side
The new technology promises compelling benefits, but mixing and matching storage hardware and software can backfire, as one IT pro found out when his VMware VSAN failed.
Guide To Server Virtualization
New to server virtualization or need a refresher course? This overview explains the technology that has changed the lives of IT admins and CFOs.
Do We Need 25 GbE & 50 GbE?
Efforts to bring 25 GbE and 50 GbE to market are underway. Is there a strong case for these non-IEEE solutions? For cloud service providers, there is.
Data Backup: Beyond Band-Aids
With the deluge of data, organizations need to focus their data protection efforts on comprehensive data footprint reduction, not just deploying technologies like deduplication.
Switched Networks Vs. Dedicated Links
Direct links run much faster than traditional switched networks. Using software-defined networking with dedicated links can help in the quest for storage bandwidth.
Features such as instance storage are taking the virtual out of virtualization. The performance gains are tremendous, but the techniques open cloud security risks.
Waiting For VMware VVOLs
VMware's Virtual Volumes functionality would help solve storage management problems in virtualized environments. But, like Vladmir and Estragon endlessly waiting for Godot, we're still waiting for VVOLs.
Will Ethernet Take Over The Spinning Disk?
With its open Ethernet drive architecture, Western Digital's HGST subsidiary joins Seagate's Kinetic drives in using an Ethernet port to access an object store on the disk.
Cloud Storage: Pick The Best Option
Looking for cloud storage for personal or business use? This guide compares four of the most popular and relevant cloud storage options available today.
Hard Disk: Not Dead Yet
Even with the arrival of flash storage, don't count out the venerable hard disk. Disk still offers a lot of advantages.
Speeding Up Storage Networks
With SSDs pushing the limits of networks, it's time to consider how compression and deduplication could help speed storage traffic.
VMware vSphere Storage APIs: A Guide
Get clarity on features in vSphere 5.5 that improve storage performance through storage array integration, storage awareness, and clientless guest backup and recovery.
IT Is A Quantum World
System administrators need to take a quantum mechanical view when weighing the probability of new failure modes that come with new technologies such as deduplication.
Windows Storage Gets Flashy
A partnership with Violin Memory to meld Windows Storage Server into an all-flash array boosts Microsoft's storage play.
The Fall Of The Storage Tiers
With drives and storage appliances rapidly evolving, traditional tiered storage classifications are no longer useful in the enterprise. We need a new system for classifying storage devices based on usage.
Sorting Through Storage Industry Hype
Vendors are pushing new storage technologies, such as software-defined storage and new types of NAND flash storage, while users try to make sense of a fast-changing storage landscape.
VMware's VSAN Benchmarks: Under The Hood
VMware touted flashy numbers in recently published performance benchmarks, but a closer examination of its VSAN testing shows why customers shouldn't expect the same results with their real-world applications.