Oracle FS1 Series Flash Storage System could threaten major SAN vendors and solid-state startups that target Oracle DB, application environments.
All-flash vendor SolidFire releases new arrays that scale to 100 nodes and petabytes of storage, claims less than $3 per usable GB price.
Samsung takes aim at high-end data center storage with new SM1715 3-D V-NAND drive designed for greater density, speed and endurance.
There's a lot of confusion when it comes to differentiating file sync-and-share products and cloud storage. Analyst Marc Staimer clears things up.
There are three ways to implement hybrid cloud storage, and the biggest difference between them comes down to management.
Enterprises with up to 50 TB of data may find public cloud storage attractive given the current state of cloud storage gateways, says Gartner analyst.
HP Helion adds DRaaS support for Oracle RAC and Red Hat clusters, facilitating database replication.
Eric Slack discusses DR testing today and the technologies that are improving users' ability to conduct regular, effective DR tests.
Paul Kirvan discusses the importance of creating an after-action report following a disaster recovery exercise and offers tips on creating the report.
What are the biggest challenges when it comes to mobile device data protection? Supporting different technologies among multiple users? Remote users?
What are the top five signs your backup software platform is outdated?
What fine-print details should I watch for in a cloud backup service-level agreement?
Brocade adds Fibre Channel SAN extension switch and denser 16 Gbps card for its backbone director switch with an eye on moving data across distances.
IBM bundles Elastic Storage -- based on GPFS and Watson -- on its Power8 server and supports System z mainframes.
Red Hat's new Storage Server 3 software update adds support for snapshots and hot-button capabilities such as petabyte-scale capacity, SSDs and Hadoop.
Zombie VMs are real, but they don’t have to be as scary as they sound. With proper planning and the right tools you can prevent shambling hordes of wasteful servers.
Every IT pro knows that it's important to install critical patches to virtual machines in a timely manner, but what about the less serious updates?
You could use Amazon cloud services to offer a virtual classroom, but a simple KVM deployment can give you better performance for a small price.
When virtual desktops don't work well, it makes for unhappy employees and IT pros. Luckily, there's a lot you can do to optimize VDI performance, such as allocating enough hardware and using some flash in your storage system.
Most companies don't need to publish full Windows desktops anymore -- users mostly just need their applications. That means there's no reason to discount RDSH in favor of VDI.
Windows 10 is still in Tech Preview, and the reviews so far are pretty good. But whether Microsoft will sort out the difficulties around licensing for virtual desktops in the new OS remains to be seen.