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Information lifecycle management faded intooblivion without getting serious notice. But it’s back with anew name and more realistic goals.
Few companies are immune to the runawaygrowth of file data. While automated tiering and thin provisioningcan help users cope with capacity demands, more drasticmeasures, like primary storage data reduction, are needed.
Traditional file storage typically lacks the scalability mostcompanies require and resultsin disconnected islands of storage. File virtualization can pool those strained resourcesand provide for future growth.
Before you blame your storage system for poor performance,take a look at your storage network. These 10 tips will helpyou find and fix the bottlenecks in your storage networkinfrastructure.
Loyal, and apparently very satisfied users,propelled Compellenttothe frontof the packamong midrange storage systems. Read all of theresults of our fifth Quality Awards service and reliabilitysurvey for midrange arrays.
Adding disk to the process revolutionized backup,but now the focus is shifting from back-end hardware tonewer front-end technologies, like CDP, replication, source-sidededuplication and snapshots, that are poised to provide evengreater backup efficiencies.
Storagevendors have been busy creatingserver-to-application product stacks. It looks like the typeof ploythatwill givethem more leverage and take it awayfrom you.
RAID has taken some knocks lately, like criticismthatit’s a nearly30-year-old technology that can’t stand up tothe rigors of a modern data storage environment. But 96% of the respondents to our survey said they rely on some form of RAID.
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