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·Backups to the Cloud
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·Speed vs. Affordability: How to Pick an Enterprise Backup Service
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·The Benefits of Automated Storage Tiering
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·What is Clustered Storage? Answering the Million Dollar Question.
·What is Data Infrastructure Hygiene?
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·What’s the Difference Between Data Backup and Data Archiving?
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·Who Needs Small Business Data Protection?
·Who's Who On the SSD-Tuned Array Bandwagon
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·American Tire Virtualizes Oracle with EMC VNX
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·Green Storage - Taming the Power Hungry Data Center
·HDD Shortage Points to SSD as an Alternative
·Hitachi / FalconStor VTL | Product Review
·Hitachi Data Systems Announces Acquisition of BlueArc
·Hitachi Storage Economics Primer
·Industry veteran Doug Hooton joins Scale executive team from EMC
·InfiniBand Connectivity | Tech Primer
·Inland Intermodal chooses SANDirect Storage Solution for infrastructure overhaul
·Isilon's Clustered Systems Support Virtualized Data Storage
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·Nexsan Highlighted in Data Protection Report for Features and Efficiency
·Nimbus Data Deploys Over One Petabyte of Flash Memory in One Month
·Push Button Exchange Failover
·QLogic Acquires NetXen
·QLogic Intelligent Storage Router (ISR) | Product Review
·Scalable Midrange NAS | Tech Primer
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·Storage Requirements for Social Media Content Distribution
·Storage Systems for HD Video Broadcast & Streaming
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 Data Archiving in the Cloud
Any company dealing with massive sets of data immediately understands the importance of secure, scalable and high-performance data storage. The problem is, as your organization upgrades computing systems and methods of storing data, a lot of data becomes outdated and dormant. This is where a soli... Date: Monday 09 May, 2011
Topic: Cloud Storage
Author: Mark Hagerty
 Reasons to Perform Data Center Consolidation
Data center consolidation can greatly reduce energy consumption, saving operating costs and eliminating environmental waste simultaneously. Date: Wednesday 04 May, 2011
Topic: Storage Strategy
Author: Mark Hagerty
 What is Data Infrastructure Hygiene?
Data infrastructure hygiene refers to procedures like email archiving that lower the costs and increase efficiencies in data management. Date: Wednesday 04 May, 2011
Topic: Storage Strategy
Author: Mark Hagerty
 The Benefits of VMWare
VMWare’s portability allows for easy disaster recovery, providing users the ability to access a virtual machine from different locations. Date: Monday 02 May, 2011
Topic: VMware
Author: Thomas
 The Benefits of Automated Storage Tiering
Automated storage tiering is a method by which a company’s stored data is put into different performance tiers rather than storing everything in one common repository. This type of storage architecture is becoming increasingly popular with businesses that are looking for ways... Date: Wednesday 20 April, 2011
Topic: Storage Strategy
Author: Thomas
 Who's Who On the SSD-Tuned Array Bandwagon
This year has seen practically all of the major storage manufacturers hopping aboard the solid state bandwagon—and for good reason, given the improvements in performance, capacity, cost of ownership, lower energy consumption, and the ability to realize those benefits while utilizing existin... Date: Wednesday 30 March, 2011
Topic: SSD
Author: Will
 SSD Manufacturer Overview
Nearly every major storage manufacturer now offers an SSD option. Some are more practical from a cost perspective than others, and all are constructed and organized in a unique way. In general, there are two basic types of SSD offerings: The server-side and the storage-side. ... Date: Wednesday 30 March, 2011
Topic: SSD
Author: Will
 Four Signs Your Enterprise May be Ready for SSD
Determining whether SSD is right for your organization can be challenging. To simplify matters, SANDirect has developed a list of indicators that your enterprise may be ready. You’re considering purchasing more HDDs with the primary goal of increasing performance. Y... Date: Wednesday 30 March, 2011
Topic: SSD
Author: Will
 SSD vs HDD - Cost Effectiveness Formula
The process of determining the best method for meeting your organization’s performance needs is complex, but SANDirect’s cost-effectiveness formula can help. We recommend that you take notes for each step of the formula and keep the numbers handy during your decision-making process. Y... Date: Wednesday 30 March, 2011
Topic: SSD
Author: Will
 Solid State for Data Storage Performance
In recent years, HDD has achieved remarkable gains in capacity while performance has proportionally decreased. As a result, many companies find themselves purchasing capacity well in excess of their needs while struggling to attain the performance they require. Especially when implementing a high... Date: Wednesday 30 March, 2011
Topic: SSD
Author: Will
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