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  • Unstructured data storage showdown: Object storage vs scale-out NAS

    Object storage and scale-out NAS are both highly scalable and built to handle large amounts of unstructured data. Which one is best suited for your environment? Continue Reading

  • Scale-out storage vs. object storage

    The unfettered growth of unstructured data, both human and (more and more) machine generated, has enterprises increasingly turning to scale-out NAS and object storage. While both scale-out storage and object storage are designed for massive scalability, they take different approaches to storing unstructured information -- each with their own strengths/weaknesses, management issues and architectural considerations.

    Flash is putting demands on storage networks like never before. Fortunately, there are emerging technologies (e.g., the latest in FC and Ethernet networking) and techniques (e.g., network caching and SDS) you can implement to ease this growing burden on storage fabrics while maximizing application performance.

    File sync and share can place your IP, financial and compliance data, not to mention organization as a whole, at risk. There are a number ways to bring this effective sharing, communication and collaboration approach out of the shadows and into the IT fold, however, through more secure corporate-sanctioned cloud, on-premises or hybrid deployments.

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  • HDFS alternatives can avoid the file system's downfalls

    Increasingly, IT administrators are integrating data center-grade storage systems with Hadoop -- ones that come with the required data protection, security and governance built-in. Continue Reading

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  • Update NAS scale-out systems without a performance hit

    With proper prior planning, it is possible to upgrade existing scale-out network-attached storage without the process having a negative impact on overall performance. Continue Reading

  • When simple enterprise storage systems aren't so simple

    Enterprise storage system simplicity starts with the tangible benefits that data storage efficiency can deliver. Continue Reading

  • Check out the best data storage products of 2015

    The fourteenth edition of the Storage magazine/SearchStorage Product of the Year awards recognizes the innovation, performance and functionality of 18 the best data storage products. And, as we've often seen, these outstanding data storage products come from both well-established vendors and startups just on the scene. Winners are recognized in six categories: backup software, backup hardware, storage system software, all-flash arrays, storage management tools and hybrid arrays.

    Hyper-converged systems pack storage, compute and networking into hypervisor-based bundles. These turnkey packages offer fast deployment and ease of use, but there are significant differences among products and limitations you should be aware of.

    RAID has been the de facto internal data protection technology for years, but new approaches are better suited to new storage architectures. Make sure your data is as safe as it can be.

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