Feature Articles

  1. Do I Need A Data Center?
    3/22/2011
    If you still own your own data center and this question has not already crossed your mind, then you might be spending more money than you need, subjecting your organization to unnecessary risk, or both. By Chris Witt, WAKE TSI
  2. The Cloud — Soft And Fluffy, Or Serious Contender?
    3/22/2011
    With what appears to be limitless storage options, for many the cloud is an attractive proposition.By Andy Cordial, MD Origin Storage
  3. Is Your Tape Archive A Ticking Time Bomb?
    3/14/2011
    Despite reports of its demise, tape remains the predominant repository for historical business information. In fact, recent research from the Enterprise Strategy Grup (ESG) shows that 82 percent of organizations still use tape to support all or at least a portion of onsite backup processes. However, many organizations still do not have the proper procedures and controls in place to keep track of their data. By Jeff Pederson, manager of Ontrack Data Recovery operations and Jim Reinert, VP of product development
  4. Guest Column: Midrange Storage Is A Balancing Act
    3/7/2011
    The most important skill for today's storage administrator or engineer is balance. That’s because all storage management is a balancing act. The primary determinant of success of a storage engineer is managing certain resources to keep capacity and utilization in balance, thus reducing (and keeping) bottlenecks to a minimum. By Tony Hobart, Laurus Technologies
  5. Tape Or Disk: Why Not Both?
    2/15/2011
    Both disk and tape were created for purposes aside from protecting data; both have moved into the data protection arena; and both look to be there to stay. By Spectra Logic Corporation
  6. White Paper: Tape Or Disk: Why Not Both?
    2/15/2011
    Both disk and tape were created for purposes aside from protecting data; both have moved into the data protection arena; and both look to be there to stay. By Spectra Logic Corporation
  7. Guest Column: DCIG 2011 Virtual Server Backup Software Buyer's Guide Now Available
    2/2/2011
    Today DCIG and SMB Research are pleased to jointly announce the availability of a new, comprehensive 2011 Virtual Server Backup Software Buyer's Guide that weights, scores and ranks over 20 virtual server backup software products. By Jerome M Wendt, Lead Analyst and President, DCIG Inc.
  8. Guest Column: How SSDs Can Be Leveraged To Deliver Inline Deduplication For Primary Storage
    2/2/2011
    In late January 2010 someone posted a comment in response to a blog that I wrote in the October 2009 time frame. This individual was questioning the value that an inline deduplication solution like the Exar Hifn BitWackr DR1605 provides since most of the performance bottleneck associated with deduplication is primarily in the disk I/O. By Jerome M Wendt, Lead Analyst and President, DCIG Inc.
  9. NAND Flash: Can It Meet The Growing Storage Capacity Demands Of The Laptop PC Market?
    1/25/2011
    Assuming all of that additional NAND is used for solid state drives, that $10B investment would produce enough flash memory to serve just 4% of the 95-exabyte laptop storage market projected for 2011. Spending $10B to buy 4% of notebook storage market share, or $2B in revenue, is not viable. By Seagate Technology LLC
  10. White Paper: NAND Flash: Can It Meet The Growing Storage Capacity Demands Of The Laptop PC Market?
    1/25/2011
    Assuming all of that additional NAND is used for solid state drives, that $10B investment would produce enough flash memory to serve just 4% of the 95-exabyte laptop storage market projected for 2011. Spending $10B to buy 4% of notebook storage market share, or $2B in revenue, is not viable. By Seagate Technology LLC