Toshiba's OCZ Storage Solutions subsidiary caps eventful year by adding read-intensive Saber 1000 SSDs aimed at hyper-scale environments.
Leah Schoeb of Evaluator Group discusses storage networking advancements that are enabling apps to take full advantage of SSD performance.
Nitrogen release of SolidFire Element operating system adds virtual LAN tagging to support multi-tenant network security and native functionality for consistent group snapshots.
Hybrid clouds are most frequently used for backup purposes because they relieve enterprises of the need to use a secondary data center.
With increasingly demanding workloads, NAS systems can have a hard time keeping up. Can using NAS with an object storage option relieve some of these problems?
While scale-out storage has its benefits, object storage is becoming a more popular option. Learn about cloud object storage advantages in this expert answer.
Vendors add backup, replication, data migration and high availability products and services for disaster recovery during Amazon's AWS re:Invent conference.
Stratus Technologies adds a third node to its everRun software for asynchronous WAN replication to protect applications deployed outside the main data center.
OneCloud Recovery sets up a virtual data center in AWS cloud for failover, failback and DR testing.
Can you discuss application awareness for widely used products like SharePoint and Exchange in backup software today?
Should mobile device data protection be on more organizations' radars?
Is performance a big issue with instant recovery, or recovery-in-place? It seems like running a VM from backup storage would cause performance to drop.
Seagate beefs up ClusterStor storage systems acquired from Xyratex, with new Hadoop optimization tools, Lustre update and secure data appliances.
Analyst Jon Toigo explains why performing analytics on big data sets means that data is no longer considered cold, reducing the importance of archives.
Object storage is latency-prone, making it a bad option for production data, but there are several areas where it's incredibly useful.
The Virtual Machine Connection tool lets users copy files and redirect local resources to a VM without a network connection.
Proper VM cost assessment is a critical element of meaningful showback and chargeback practices in a virtual data center.
Attaching real costs to computing may reduce VM sprawl and yield cost savings for businesses, but can be unpopular among business units.
There's only a handful of customers who need Linux VDI, but that doesn't change the fact that they need it. In shops that use both Linux and Windows, a unified virtualization tool from VMware and Citrix could hit the spot.
Per-user SA licensing doesn't make doing VDI or DaaS any easier for SMBs: There's still no SPLA for Windows client OSes, and the licensing changes benefit only large shops.
The per-user licensing model for SA applies only to Windows 8.1 Enterprise, which you can upgrade to from only certain versions of Windows. The perk is also available only to companies with 250+ seats, and the price of a license is still unknown.