Companies should ditch hard disk drives and outfit their data centers entirely with flash storage; vendors have solved old solid-state problems, such as wear time and cost.
Adoption of protocols such as NVMe and memory bus-based flash DIMMs helps flash storage devices keep pace with the most demanding use cases.
Toshiba ships new client NVMe-based PCIe SSDs that support its latest 64-layer BiCS 3D NAND flash to improve performance and density and open the door to future price drops.
OpenStack continues to evolve in an effort to compete with AWS. The modules that are available now make OpenStack a viable enterprise option.
Scality's new open source initiative is a multi-cloud management vision to help customers match specific workloads to the best cloud service. Zenko is based on Scality S3 Server.
The idea of chargebacks is to help organizations use private cloud resources efficiently by making departments pay for what they use, but the practice can backfire.
Get your cloud DR test plan in order with this group of guidelines. Find out what your DRaaS vendor has to offer in terms of testing and how to make the most of it.
Working with the right business continuity and disaster recovery standards should get your organization on the path to compliance. Reviewing and updating plans is also important.
When taking a hybrid disaster recovery approach -- using public and private components -- it's important to understand your requirements, assets and networks.
Social network backup tools are hard to find, but they are out there. Like with file data, your organization should make sure its social media data is protected.
The Continuum backup and recovery line is enhanced with the addition of archiving for compliance and cheaper storage. Customers can use Glacier or their MSP's cloud.
In many organizations, data backups are performed at a much higher rate than restores. Fewer restores are never a bad thing, but is there a way to back up data more efficiently?
The TrueNAS X10 entry-level hybrid array from iXsystems provides a low-cost alternative to legacy arrays. The unified array scales to 360 TB in 6U for $55,000.
WekaIO launched its scale-out file system, which is optimized for server-based flash storage and designed to tier data to cheaper object storage on premises and in public clouds.
As object storage benefits become more enticing to enterprises for internal storage uses and not just for cloud, vendors are overcoming its drawbacks.
The private cloud promised a flexible and scalable alternative to public clouds, but in many cases, the concept fails to deliver.
PowerShell is just one way to trigger AD synchronization when troubleshooting, making configuration changes or ensuring a consistent copy of on-premises AD.
Windows Server 2016 provides advanced security for VMs and enables the user to boot Linux VMs securely and to hot add and remove network cards and memory.
All future Chromebook releases will support Android apps, which brings concerns regarding their security, management and overall usefulness as thin clients.
The difference between nonpersistent and persistent virtual desktops is more than just three letters. From deployment to storage, IT pros need to know the available options.
Citrix is a big player in the IT world, and it comes with a bit of its own language. Use this quiz to make sure the top Citrix terms don't trick you.