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Unified solution from Nexsan

Type: News       Published: 06-2016      Views: 15161   
Description: Solves the challenges of securely accessing, sharing and syncing enterprise data

Facing up to a virtual reality         

Type: Technology       Published: 09-2016      Views: 12880   
Description: Virtualisation can bring improve cost, performance and data management, says Tarkan Maner, CEO of Nexenta - but it is crucial to future-proof the storage that underpins that virtualised environment

The Storage Awards 2015 - The Winners!

Type: News       Published: 06-2015      Views: 8811   
Description: Here are the winners and runners-up from last night's Storage Awards - "The Storries XII." We'd like to thank all those who took part - from everyone who took the time to vote through to our sponsors, and of course our winners and runners-up - for making it such a successful night for the industry.

How to become a big data factory         

Type: Management       Published: 01-2016      Views: 8700   
Description: Big data is meaningless unless it's helping make decisions that have a measurable impact, argues James Petter, VP EMEA at Pure Storage

Gaining the edge in a Game of thrones         

Type: Case Study       Published: 05-2016      Views: 6166   
Description: Spanish VFX studio El Ranchito has seen instant improvements in latency and systems performance since implementing an optimised storage platform

Flash in the pan?

Type: Company News       Published: 01-2013      Views: 5878   
Description: There can be no question that SSD is disrupting the entire storage marketplace, but there are still strong barriers to wider adoption across the enterprise. Storage magazine reports on the latest technology and business trends affecting the sector

A matter of trust

Type: Case Study       Published: 03-2014      Views: 4964   
Description: Disabled charity Papworth Trust has made the move to Enterprise Cloud Backup and Virtual Disaster Recovery for secure data protection

The Virtual Reality of Big Data

Type: Management       Published: 11-2013      Views: 4764   
Description: The true value of Big Data comes when it is transformed into Big Intelligence, argues Michiel von der Crone, Field Advisory Services Team Director, EMEA, CommVault

Which side are you on?

Type: Opinion       Published: 03-2014      Views: 4594   
Description: DataCore's Augie Gonzalez considers both sides of the storage placement argument and concludes that maybe we don't have to take sides at all

Cloudy with a chance of system failure?

Type: Opinion       Published: 05-2013      Views: 4572   
Description: Bill Andrews, CEO of ExaGrid Systems, examines the pros and cons of backup to a Public Cloud service

Staying a step ahead

Type: Interview       Published: 05-2013      Views: 4569   
Description: Storage magazine Editor David Tyler speaks to Stephane Estevez, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Quantum about the realities of cloud backup and the continuing importance of SLAs

Clinical precision

Type: Case Study       Published: 09-2013      Views: 4439   
Description: To protect medical records for both traditional and host-based patient care services, EMIS deployed an integrated Quantum disk-tape solution, reducing the size of its backups by up to 80 percent

Double trouble

Type: Management       Published: 01-2013      Views: 4429   
Description: Has virtualisation changed the replication market forever? Storage magazine speaks to some industry experts who suggest that, while there have been some irreversible shifts, some things - including the need for customer requirement planning - never change

Flash Arrays: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly         

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 01-2015      Views: 4376   
Description: Is everything rosy in the flash array garden? Nikhil Premanandan, Marketing Analyst at IT management specialist ManageEngine, puts the technology under the microscope

Making patient care faster

Type: Case Study       Published: 11-2013      Views: 4297   
Description: The University Hospitals of Leicester have been able to significantly improve patient care while reducing costs, thanks to desktop virtualisation technologies from IBM and Atlantis

Clouded judgement?

Type: Strategy       Published: 01-2013      Views: 4175   
Description: Many companies - especially SMEs - still view the cloud with caution. Storage magazine asks if the time is right to throw that caution to the wind

Alpha mail

Type: Management       Published: 09-2013      Views: 3940   
Description: For some, the Cloud offers a simple and straightforward solution to their email volume issues, but is it really a fix, or just moving a problem from one place to another? And if not the Cloud, then where for our ever-growing email archives? We spoke to a group of industry luminaries who were keen to offer insights into not just the technology issues, but the process and management problems that face organisations of all sizes.

Sepaton S2100-ES3

Type: Review       Published: 05-2013      Views: 3898   
Description: The S2100-ES3 is Sepaton's latest entry into the market for Purpose Built Backup Appliances (PBBAs), and aims to address two key concerns of enterprise IT managers: 'explosive' data growth, and increasing risk. Its patented DeltaScale scale-out architecture is designed to enable high performance alongside modular expansion

Calling for backup

Type: Management       Published: 03-2013      Views: 3895   
Description: Is it possible to implement backup and data protection solutions that can scale to massive levels, reduce the complexity of the data centre, and lower cost, all at the same time? Storage magazine asks the experts

A safe bet

Type: Case Study       Published: 11-2014      Views: 3691   
Description: One of the world's largest online gaming companies turned to DataCore's software defined storage, SANsymphony-V for business continuity, scalability and to avoid future costly vendor lock-in.

Storage Awards XI: The winners!

Type: News       Published: 06-2014      Views: 3678   
Description: Here are the winners of this year's Storage Awards, "The Storries XI". Congratulations to everyone that took part.

GFI LanGuard 2014

Type: Review       Published: 09-2013      Views: 3533   
Description: Focusing on endpoint vulnerability assessment, patch management and auditing, LanGuard has been a stalwart member of GFI's security suite for many years.

To the edge and back

Type: Opinion       Published: 09-2013      Views: 3436   
Description: As business evolves, so do the data management challenges faced by CIOs, argues Michiel von der Crone, Field Advisory Services Team Director, EMEA, CommVault

Your data centre's best kept secret

Type: Opinion       Published: 05-2013      Views: 3415   
Description: Fibre Channel has an increasingly crucial role to play in the data centre of the future, argues Henrik Hansen, Marketing Director, QLogic EMEA

iomart Adopts EMC VMAX Cloud

Type: News       Published: 05-2013      Views: 3409   
Description: iomart Group has become one of the first cloud hosting companies in the world to install EMC VMAX Cloud Edition platform, a self-service, enterprise-class as-a-service, cloud delivery platform, onsite in its data centre

EFD for mobiles         

Type: News       Published: 07-2015      Views: 3261   
Description: Available in capacities up to 128GB1, the iNAND 7232 from SanDisk is a new, advanced embedded flash drive (EFD) for mobile devices

Believe the hype about hyper-converged storage         

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 01-2015      Views: 3245   
Description: Sushant Rao of DataCore Software details real-world scenarios of how a hyper-converged infrastructure is the right approach to combine storage, compute, networking and virtualisation in one unit

Get the most from your virtual environment

Type: Strategy       Published: 09-2013      Views: 3233   
Description: Rob Pait, Nexsan Solutions Marketing Director, Imation Corp offers five key considerations for strategic virtualisation deployments

Tiers of joy?

Type: Opinion       Published: 07-2013      Views: 3225   
Description: John Greenwood, Director of Sales for Storage & Virtualisation Solutions at NCE, offers some highly personal thoughts about the concept of Auto-Tiering, and what it has to do (or not!) with Aston Villa FC

Virtually disaster-proof

Type: Management       Published: 09-2013      Views: 3202   
Description: Disaster recovery and business continuity planning are hard enough to manage, without the added complexities of increased virtualisation and Big Data infrastructures. Storage magazine examines the issues

GFI MAX Backup

Type: Review       Published: 01-2014      Views: 3176   
Description: The growth in cloud backup solutions is now exponential but GFI MAX Backup puts a new spin on this technology

Changing the landscape

Type: Case Study       Published: 09-2014      Views: 3165   
Description: Mole Valley District Council achieved total resilience via DataCore, years before the term Software-defined Storage was even conceived, which along with a shared Disaster Recovery strategy with nearby councils has brought cost returns and performance boosts.

A tale of two architectures

Type: Management       Published: 11-2013      Views: 3145   
Description: Bill Andrews, CEO of ExaGrid Systems Inc, argues that a scale-out approach is essential to safeguard data for the future

To infinity.. and beyond?

Type: Opinion       Published: 11-2014      Views: 3088   
Description: The ongoing epic journey of the Voyager space probe has parallels with the journey we are all making toward a Cloud-oriented future, suggests Paul Hickingbotham, Group Technical Director at Hammer

Into The Unknown

Type: Industry View       Published: 08-2012      Views: 3080   
Description: The storage market is changing all the time. But where do the vendors think the biggest transformations will be - and what will be their effect? Brian Wall reports

The generation game

Type: Interview       Published: 03-2014      Views: 3042   
Description: The lack of cross-generation compatibility between technologies has led Fujifilm to introduce the concept of a 'future proofed archive'. Storage magazine speaks to Roger Moore, Strategic Business Unit Manager at the company's recording media division

At your service         

Type: Company News       Published: 03-2015      Views: 3027   
Description: NCE snapped up the 'Storage service company of the year' award at the 2014 Storage Awards. Storage magazine editor David Tyler visited the company's Wiltshire offices to find out more about what has made them so successful in their field.

The recovery position

Type: Opinion       Published: 05-2013      Views: 3024   
Description: Gary Watson, Chief Technology Officer at Nexsan, offers some key considerations for backup and recovery planning, whatever the size of your business

Protecting your data in a BYOD world

Type: Strategy       Published: 11-2013      Views: 3000   
Description: Anders Lofgren, Director of Mobility Solutions at Acronis, discusses the explosion of personal devices in the workplace and the effect it is having on organisational productivity, collaboration and security

Don't have data centre nightmares!

Type: Opinion       Published: 05-2013      Views: 2976   
Description: There are all sorts of scenarios that data centre managers are right to fear, says Ralph Wynn, senior product marketing manager, FalconStor Software - but automated Disaster Recovery can help keep the nightmares at bay

Drive for perfection

Type: Management       Published: 09-2013      Views: 2972   
Description: To listen to some experts in the industry would lead you to believe that the hard disk is dead or dying, battered into submission by the upstart SSD. Users in the real world though will know that this is not the case. Storage magazine looks into what is really happening in the world of disk technologies

Keep everything? Not any more!

Type: News       Published: 11-2013      Views: 2971   
Description: CommVault Intelligent Archive Solution makes Content Retention, Compliance and Cloud Storage more affordable

Channeling Your Energies In The Right Direction

Type:       Published: 10-2010      Views: 2948   
Description: Getting the right products and solutions to streamline and optimise your storage needs is no mean feat. That's where 'The Channel' comes in, as editor Brian Wall explains

Adapting to change in a virtual world

Type: Opinion       Published: 01-2014      Views: 2940   
Description: Michiel von der Crone of CommVault examines the need for 'global class computing' - described by Gartner as "an approach to designing systems and architectures that extends computing processes outside the enterprise and into the cultures of the consumer, mobile worker and business partners"


Type: Management       Published: 01-2013      Views: 2938   
Description: Tired of fixing one data centre bottleneck only to see another one emerge somewhere else? Jeff Richardson, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at LSI has some reassuring advice

Disruption ahead

Type: Interview       Published: 10-2014      Views: 2908   
Description: In an increasingly cloud-centric world, resellers who are still focused on just 'selling boxes' will be left behind, as Sol-Tec Sales Director Lee Cox explains to Storage magazine editor David Tyler.

Are you ready for Industry 4.0?         

Type: Opinion       Published: 01-2019      Views: 2900   
Description: Mark Jow, EMEA Vice President, Technical Services at Commvault talks about preparing for an effective digital transformation journey

The need for speed

Type: Opinion       Published: 03-2014      Views: 2891   
Description: Enterprise-ready SSDs can help to eliminate the costly 'one size fits all' approach to storage infrastructures, argues John Scaramuzzo, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Storage Solutions at SanDisk

A solid argument

Type: Opinion       Published: 07-2013      Views: 2885   
Description: When and where do SSDs make sense in a SAN? Joost van Leeuwen of OCZ investigates

Backup: Spoilt for choice?

Type: Strategy       Published: 03-2014      Views: 2883   
Description: Recent years have seen a plethora of new technologies and approaches to the backup market. Bill Andrews, CEO of ExaGrid Systems, breaks down the options

Hybrid Solution To Data Woes

Type: News       Published: 01-2013      Views: 2878   
Description: A new survey from eVault suggests that customers want data protection, disaster recovery, and other storage services optimised to perform in a distributed environment - supported by a secure, reliable cloud storage infrastructure - as they look to strategies to manage ever-increasing volumes of data

Sign of the times

Type: Case Study       Published: 11-2013      Views: 2865   
Description: Hampshire-based Test Valley Council is supporting a shared IT services model using a consolidated backup and recovery approach

Big data storage: the real cost

Type: Opinion       Published: 09-2013      Views: 2861   
Description: Warren Peel, Managing Director at IT specialist Trams discusses some of the 'real world' issues of Big Data from a storage perspective, and recommends a potential solution

Cores and FX         

Type: Case Study       Published: 05-2015      Views: 2852   
Description: Major visual special effects company MPC is using Avere solutions to help turn storyboard concepts into billion dollar box office smashes

The right move         

Type: Opinion       Published: 01-2018      Views: 2836   
Description: Rick Powles, Vice President EMEA at Druva, explains what the continuing move to cloud models will really mean for storage

Top of the class

Type: Case Study       Published: 05-2013      Views: 2815   
Description: The Portsmouth Grammar School has achieved 50% reduction of their email store whilst easing migration to Microsoft Exchange 2010

Time to change the channel?

Type: Management       Published: 03-2013      Views: 2812   
Description: As users look for ways to balance their needs for storage efficiency, reliability, performance and capacity with the drive for cost control, they are demanding more from channel partners than ever before. How is the channel responding to these tough times? Storage magazine gets a selection of industry leaders to debate the issues

Reading ahead         

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 01-2015      Views: 2800   
Description: OCZ's recently announced Saber 1000 SSD Series is perfect for read-intensive applications, as well as being targeted squarely at high-volume hyperscale and distributed computing environments, explains the company's Scott Harlin.

Does SDS fit the Bill?         

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 07-2015      Views: 2791   
Description: Tarkan Maner, CEO at Nexenta, discusses the impact that the proposed Investigatory Powers Bill will have on storage requirements, and how software-defined storage could help

Living On The Edge Of Disaster

Type: Research       Published: 03-2010      Views: 2787   
Description: UK firms are failing to implement backup and recovery procedures to a level that offers their businesses proper protection; a recipe for disaster, says Brian Wall

Coming back around

Type: Management       Published: 11-2013      Views: 2774   
Description: In the second part of our special feature on tape, Warren Peel, MD of Trams, digs a little deeper into the business scenarios that make tape an attractive option, and summarises some of the technologies on offer

So you think you know Quantum?         

Type: Interview       Published: 01-2015      Views: 2731   
Description: With 85 of the Fortune 100 businesses as customers and over 100,000 deployments worldwide, Quantum can hardly be said to be a 'best kept secret' - but these days there is a lot more to the company and its product portfolio than first meets the eye. Storage magazine editor David Tyler gets an update from Regional Sales Director Christo Conidaris.

Lightening the load for mid-market users

Type: Interview       Published: 09-2014      Views: 2728   
Description: Storage magazine editor David Tyler catches up with Bruce Lethaby, IBM Storage Sales Specialist at Logicalis.

Backup cut right back         

Type: Case Study       Published: 05-2015      Views: 2722   
Description: The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership has reduced backup time by 90+ percent while still ensuring business continuity of physical and virtual environments

Shaking things up         

Type: Interview       Published: 03-2015      Views: 2719   
Description: Beta Distribution has been around for over thirty years and remains Europe's largest distributor of LTO media - but there is much more to the business that now describes itself as 'one of the most disruptive storage players out there'. Storage magazine editor David Tyler spoke to Ben Jackson, Head of Beta's Technology Solutions Division, and Ricky Patel, Enterprise Business Manager

How to Build a Hybrid Drive

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 11-2013      Views: 2692   
Description: This article from Mine Budiman, Eric Dunn and Rick Ehrlich of Toshiba's Storage Products Division (SPD) traces the development of a Hybrid drive technology that can combine large capacity with high-speed performance

Tiered Storage: at the Heart of the Data Centre

Type: Opinion       Published: 09-2013      Views: 2684   
Description: Nick Spittle, Director of Toshiba Electronics Europe, Storage Products Division examines how a tiered storage architecture can exploit the best features of both SSD and HDD, allocating data according to access needs

On good authority

Type: Case Study       Published: 11-2013      Views: 2674   
Description: Providing key back office transactional processes shared by two public sector bodies in England, Xentrall has been able to free up 120TB of space, increase backup throughput and still save over £100k in expanded storage costs

Morecambe NHS Trust deploys Spectra Logic, CommVault solutions

Type: News       Published: 08-2014      Views: 2669   
Description: Drastically reduces cost of long-term storage

C2C PST Enterprise

Type: Review       Published: 05-2014      Views: 2657   
Description: If you need to take complete control of your user's PST files, C2C PST Enterprise comes highly recommended

DR: choosing the right provider for your needs         

Type: Opinion       Published: 03-2018      Views: 2652   
Description: Disaster Recovery in the cloud presents organisations with a multitude of opportunities and potential challenges. Richard Stinton, Enterprise Solutions Architect at iland, gives his take on what organisations should be looking for when choosing the right provider for them

LTO-7: got it taped?         

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 09-2015      Views: 2635   
Description: In September the LTO Program Technology Provider Companies - HP, IBM and Quantum - announced the specifications for LTO Ultrium format generation 7, or LTO-7 as it will doubtless be known. Storage magazine takes a closer look at the implications of the announcement

Preservation Order

Type: Opinion       Published: 08-2014      Views: 2627   
Description: Compliance, by its very nature, can only go one way, but some companies still falsely believe that they can demonstrate after the fact. Rich Turner, Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Marketing for C2C Systems, examines why there is no such thing as 'retrospective compliance' and what UK companies can do to effectively demonstrate compliance from the outset.

In it for the long term

Type: Strategy       Published: 01-2014      Views: 2609   
Description: The data storage market isn't set to slow down any time soon, argues Steve Mackey, VP EMEA at Spectra Logic

Uncovering the hidden costs of straight disk backup

Type: Technology focus       Published: 01-2014      Views: 2607   
Description: In this article Bill Andrews, CEO of ExaGrid Systems, explores the hidden costs of settling for a straight disk solution as opposed to selecting a purpose-built, disk-based backup appliance

Free Software Offer for Storage magazine readers

Type: News       Published: 07-2014      Views: 2597   
Description: NetJapan is offering Storage readers one full licence of one of their leading backup and DR solutions - at no cost

Big data - no big deal?

Type: Opinion       Published: 09-2014      Views: 2584   
Description: Geoffrey Noer, VP, Product Management at Panasas offers a guide to high-performance NAS in an increasingly data-centric world

Making 'dollar-sense' out of Flash         

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 03-2015      Views: 2584   
Description: New ways of deploying Flash are reinforcing economic arguments that will see a growth in the market for 'Big Data Flash', argues Marcos Burnett, Sales Director for Northern Europe, SanDisk.

888 caches in

Type: Case Study       Published: 07-2014      Views: 2553   
Description: Gaming provider has improved its storage infrastructure by accelerating SQL Server performance, reducing its external SAN load by 50%

GridBank 4.0 released

Type: News       Published: 12-2013      Views: 2551   
Description: New 'Data Defined Storage' offering from Tarmin

Problem solver

Type: Interview       Published: 11-2014      Views: 2550   
Description: Storage magazine catches up with Andy Hardy, who recently took charge of EMEA operations for data governance experts Code42

I/O, silver lining?

Type: Opinion       Published: 05-2013      Views: 2542   
Description: I/O management is a critical component in the performance toolbox of any IT organisation, argues Erick Crowell, Product Marketing Manager at Emulex

Changing the channel

Type: Interview       Published: 07-2014      Views: 2536   
Description: Storage magazine speaks to David Galton-Fenzi, CEO of specialist distributor Zycko

Barracuda Backup Appliance 390

Type: Review       Published: 01-2014      Views: 2535   
Description: No right-thinking business would intentionally avoid their data backup obligations, but the management overheads can accrue when running separate on-site, off-site and cloud backup resources

Forward thinking

Type: Analysis       Published: 01-2014      Views: 2532   
Description: With the New Year already fading in our memories, Storage magazine asks a selection of industry leaders what they think 2014 will bring to the sector and to the wider IT marketplace

Right-size your flash: making flash storage work harder, more efficiently

Type: Opinion       Published: 07-2014      Views: 2523   
Description: By Rajesh Nair, Chief Technology Officer at Tegile.

'Change or die' for the storage industry?         

Type: Opinion       Published: 05-2015      Views: 2522   
Description: Jason Phippen of SUSE predicts the inevitable decline of traditional enterprise storage and the 'unstoppable rise' of software-defined alternatives

Cloud-based disaster recovery

Type: News       Published: 03-2013      Views: 2521   
Description: ExaGrid and ATScloud have entered a strategic partnership to offer customers cloud-based Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

No 'blowing hot and cold' over cloud hosting

Type: Case Study       Published: 03-2014      Views: 2518   
Description: When replacing its old ERP system, S&P Coil Products avoided the traditional approach of installing new software onsite and instead selected a tailored, hosted and fully managed solution

Credit where it's due

Type: Case Study       Published: 05-2013      Views: 2502   
Description: Ageing physical hardware growing daily in both complexity and cost - that was the challenge that faced the Irish League of Credit Unions when they elected to virtualise their estate. Today, the new virtual environment provides Disaster Recovery, Highly Performing Applications and at a 60% cost reduction to alternative storage environments

Outsourced data centre infrastructure in Europe tips towards 40% by 2019

Type: News       Published: 07-2015      Views: 2498   
Description: Consulting firm BroadGroup has released the new edition of its seminal report on the data centre market in Europe.

Transforming the enterprise - one tier at a time

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 11-2014      Views: 2495   
Description: Ken Oberman, VP of EMEA commercial sales at SanDisk, looks at the growth of flash in the data centre

WD Sentinel DS6100 Windows Server

Type: Review       Published: 01-2015      Views: 2493   
Description: For smaller businesses some IT resources are out of reach, even though they can be justified through business need

Keeping one eye on the future

Type: Case Study       Published: 01-2014      Views: 2492   
Description: Even Oscar winners need tools to cope with the rapid transition from film to digital. In the case of leading post-production studio Framestore, that meant improving digital workflow and automating data management, increasing efficiency by as much as 60 percent

Hitachi gets closer to CommVault

Type: News       Published: 02-2014      Views: 2484   
Description: CommVault expands partnership with HDS

Tape: on a roll?

Type: Opinion       Published: 11-2013      Views: 2475   
Description: Not for the first time, rumours of 'the death of tape' have been greatly exaggerated, suggests Mark O'Malley, strategic marketing manager, Quantum

NAStravaganza? A perfectly cromulent word!

Type: News       Published: 01-2015      Views: 2475   
Description: WD collaborates with NAS manufacturers for new channel programme with improbable name

On-host Flash storage performance: advanced and accelerated

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 05-2014      Views: 2474   
Description: Scott Harlin of OCZ Storage Solutions discusses server-side storage focused on performance, application acceleration and virtualisation

HGST hooks up with CommVault

Type: News       Published: 10-2015      Views: 2462   
Description: New partnership will deliver 'best cloud backup TCO'

Futurology: what does 2016 hold for the storage industry?         

Type: Analysis       Published: 11-2015      Views: 2460   
Description: We finish off 2015 with a look ahead to next year, courtesy of our expert panel of industry observers

Huawei we go, say SanDisk

Type: News       Published: 09-2014      Views: 2456   
Description: Award-winning SanDisk ULLtraDIMM SSD to ship in Huawei's RH8100 V3 servers

Emergencies serviced

Type: Case Study       Published: 09-2012      Views: 2455   
Description: The very nature of the British Red Cross disaster recovery operations necessitates a secure and reliable backup and recovery system, and a hybrid cloud solution has delivered significant benefits

Pull up to the bunker

Type: News       Published: 03-2015      Views: 2451   
Description: New 'ultra-secure' DR-as-a-Service offering for SMBs

Stash the flash?         

Type: Strategy       Published: 05-2015      Views: 2449   
Description: The "flash everywhere" trend is actually materialising as "flash where it makes economic sense". George Teixeira, CEO of DataCore Software, considers how a more mature adoption of flash is now bearing fruit through a strategy of cost-effective utilisation of flash technology spreading from servers to widespread usage across the board

SQL opportunities

Type: Opinion       Published: 03-2013      Views: 2424   
Description: Dr. Allon Cohen of OCZ Technology Group discusses how flash virtualisation can help businesses get the most out of MS SQL Server 2012

Fujitsu 'radically simplifies' backup and archive

Type: News       Published: 12-2015      Views: 2415   
Description: New generation of ETERNUS CS appliances 'seamlessly scale with business needs'

Big Data For Less

Type: News       Published: 03-2013      Views: 2411   
Description: Starting at ????5,054 (GBP), IBM has unveiled its new affordable family of entry level and midrange Power Systems based on new POWER7+ processors

New Era Of Ingenuity Unleashed???????

Type: Opinion       Published: 02-2010      Views: 2407   
Description: Mankind's thirst for beating back the boundaries of what is possible seemingly knows few limits. Editor Brian Wall asks where the storage industry is heading as we progress through 2010 and beyond

Check the small print

Type: Opinion       Published: 11-2014      Views: 2397   
Description: It is crucial to consider the role of storage in the VDI solution stack, says John Greenwood of NCE Group - yet all too often this vital component is being overlooked until it is too late

Two into one will go

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 09-2014      Views: 2390   
Description: Hybrid storage technologies look set to be a game-changer for backup and data protection, suggests Emily Ford, senior product marketing manager at Imation.

Big data's hidden problem

Type: Opinion       Published: 05-2014      Views: 2387   
Description: Ash Ashutosh, CEO of Actifio, explains why 'big data' is actually smaller than 'copy data' - and which one is likely to have the most impact on your business

Watching brief         

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 05-2015      Views: 2382   
Description: We live an increasingly surveillance-heavy society, which brings with it challenges to storage technology providers, explains Nick Spittle, General Manager, Storage Products Division at Toshiba Electronics Europe

Five ways to use disk in data backup

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 05-2014      Views: 2380   
Description: Bill Andrews of ExaGrid considers the various approaches to disk based backup and how they can impact backup performance and speed of restore as well as cost.

Furthering education         

Type: Case Study       Published: 03-2015      Views: 2375   
Description: Storage Magazine talks to one of the UK's largest FE colleges, Kirklees College in Yorkshire, on how it has achieved flexibility and adherence using DataCore's Software-defined Storage platform, SANsymphony-V10 to position itself ahead of FELTAG (Further Education Learning Technology Action Group) recommendations

Analytics: time to get real

Type: Opinion       Published: 07-2013      Views: 2372   
Description: Michael Bradley, VP Operations & Technology Services EMEA, at Violin Memory examines how emerging storage technologies can support the increasing demand for Real-Time Analytics

The future is still bright

Type: Case Study       Published: 11-2013      Views: 2370   
Description: Orange Business Services chose NetApp storage infrastructure as the basis for its move into cloud services provision

Storage re-defined         

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 03-2015      Views: 2367   
Description: The rise of open-source-based software-defined solutions signals a new era of agile and scalable storage, suggests Jason Phippen, Head of Global Product Marketing at SUSE

FujiFilm announces the 154TB LTO cartridge

Type: News       Published: 07-2014      Views: 2363   
Description: Prototype protects tape storage for future strategies

Putting a Rocket under archiving

Type: News       Published: 12-2013      Views: 2338   
Description: New solution from Quantum

The power of three, from Quantum

Type: News       Published: 04-2015      Views: 2334   
Description: New archive offerings reduce unstructured data storage costs

Increasing the life expectancy of your flash

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 09-2014      Views: 2330   
Description: Scott Harlin, Marketing Communications Director of Enterprise Solutions for OCZ, describes the factors involved in wear and tear on SSD flash as process geometries have got smaller.

The need for speed

Type: Case Study       Published: 01-2013      Views: 2329   
Description: Formula One team Sauber relies on a 'mobile data centre' for critical decision support right at the race-track

Cutting the donkey work with email archiving

Type: Case Study       Published: 09-2013      Views: 2328   
Description: Leading worldwide animal charity the Donkey Sanctuary needed to rationalise its approach to email archiving, as some users kept over 30,000 emails in their mailboxes

Making light work of high-speed IOPS

Type: Case Study       Published: 05-2014      Views: 2328   
Description: The UK's national synchrotron facility, Diamond Light Source, is relying on Flash storage for a high-speed data buffer.

Best in class for SMBs

Type: Interview       Published: 11-2014      Views: 2320   
Description: Centralised storage is a concept that perhaps doesn't really resonate with today's SMBs, which is why WD has introduced its WD Sentinel™ S and X-series solutions. Storage editor David Tyler catches up with Stuart Wright of WD to find out more.

Backup to the Future         

Type: Opinion       Published: 01-2015      Views: 2320   
Description: Serguei Beloussov, CEO of Acronis, looks to the future of backup software, with specific focus on the lessons small businesses can learn from large enterprises.

Flash helps students get back up to speed         

Type: Case Study       Published: 11-2015      Views: 2316   
Description: Barnsley College needed to update its IT storage infrastructure to meet increasing demand from its thousands of users while reducing access and backup times

IBM Storwize V7000 Gen2

Type: Review       Published: 11-2014      Views: 2311   
Description: Virtualising storage in the enterprise is essential for big data apps but if the solution is difficult to use then any cost benefits can easily be outweighed by management and support overheads

Public cloud benefits, private cloud security

Type: News       Published: 03-2015      Views: 2307   
Description: New private cloud storage platform from Connected Data

'Transforming the virtual estate'

Type: News       Published: 01-2015      Views: 2305   
Description: Trinity Hall increases storage capacity with NexStor

The Big Idea

Type: Opinion       Published: 05-2013      Views: 2303   
Description: Research is an area where a Big Data approach can deliver previously unimaginable benefits, as Andy Griffiths of Q Associates explains

Bringing the enterprise up to speed         

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 05-2015      Views: 2286   
Description: The Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) specification signifies a new age of SSD technology that exposes flash as memory, and unleashes non-volatile memory performance - delivering data faster to meet the needs of enterprise and client applications, says Scott Harlin, Director of Marketing Communications at OCZ Storage Solutions

Hybrid flash arrays take off with Aer Lingus

Type: Case Study       Published: 01-2014      Views: 2285   
Description: Aer Lingus, Ireland's national airline, has solved its storage problems by implementing flash driven storage arrays

Storage and Data Networking Convergence: when worlds combine

Type: Management       Published: 09-2012      Views: 2281   
Description: Historically, data networking, storage networking and server networking took different paths for a variety of technological and political reasons, suggests Eric Hanselman, research director at 451 Research

Accelerating change

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 09-2013      Views: 2278   
Description: Faced with the everyday I.T. struggle to achieve low latency and high IOPS, there is more to the issue than just adding SSD flash, argues Joost van Leeuwen of OCZ Technology Group

Spectra Logic and CommVault team on data protection, management and archiving

Type: News       Published: 04-2014      Views: 2278   
Description: Spectra Logic has joined forces with CommVault to significantly lower the cost of data protection, management and access. The company also announced that it has been certified as a CommVault Technology Alliance Partner.

Practice makes perfect for NCE

Type: News       Published: 11-2014      Views: 2278   
Description: Acquires Glasgow-based TTP

Seagate further into bed with Big Blue

Type: News       Published: 08-2015      Views: 2277   
Description: IBM Spectrum Scale to integrate with ClusterStor HPC storage for new appliance

"...Like RAID on servers"

Type: Case Study       Published: 05-2014      Views: 2275   
Description: IT provider Intraworks has been able to deploy and grow storage with zero disruption to customers since implementing a Gridstore solution.

3 million pounds worth of backup/DR software up for grabs

Type: News       Published: 09-2014      Views: 2271   
Description: Resellers, MSPs and Service Providers can receive a free copy of NetJapan’s backup and disaster recovery, no strings attached

Survival of the fittest

Type:       Published: 09-2012      Views: 2270   
Description: The advent of the Cloud is changing the disaster recovery landscape: a hard to justify 'nice-to-have' is increasingly viewed as an affordable necessity. But is this necessarily a good thing, and what

NAS - Leader of the pack?

Type:       Published: 02-2010      Views: 2266   
Description: Throughout I.T., there are hundreds of acronyms that constantly assail us. three of the most similar of these - NAS, DAS and SAN - are often to be found in close proximity. but What do they all mean and what is their significance? Brian Wall finds out


Type: News       Published: 12-2014      Views: 2263   
Description: New Seagate offering promises enterprise quality for small-to-medium businesses

Ten 'Storries' High

Type: Comment       Published: 07-2013      Views: 2249   
Description: by David Tyler

Is it safe?

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 05-2014      Views: 2249   
Description: When it comes to error detection and correction technologies, not all SSD manufacturers are the same, according to SanDisk's Chris Smith.

Cutting backup down to size         

Type: Case Study       Published: 03-2015      Views: 2247   
Description: Over recent years the Mahr Group's data volume has grown, overwhelming its legacy backup systems. With next-generation data protection from Quantum, the company now has a future-proof backup solution for all of its physical and virtual servers.

Three steps to storage heaven

Type: Interview       Published: 09-2012      Views: 2240   
Description: Storage Editor David Tyler speaks to Ed Walsh, Vice President, Marketing and Strategy for Storage at IBM about the company's three core messages for the market

Tandberg Data does the BizNAS

Type: News       Published: 05-2013      Views: 2217   
Description: Tandberg Data has launched its BizNAS family of self-protecting NAS appliances, providing fast and easy deployment of up to 16TB of resilient storage for file sharing among Windows, Mac and Linux systems, plus simultaneous iSCSI block storage for server virtualisation

Unlocking potential         

Type: Case Study       Published: 05-2015      Views: 2206   
Description: Hitachi Data Systems worked with partner XMA to provide a complete infrastructure solution that covers SAN, NAS and backup environments for Lancaster University. Together, they helped the highly rated research-led institution to face data demands that were predicted to increase from 300TB to 4PB within five years

Spectra Logic teams with CommVault

Type: News       Published: 03-2014      Views: 2199   
Description: Companies join forces to deliver reliable, easy to manage Data Protection, Backup and Archive

The complete package

Type: Case Study       Published: 09-2014      Views: 2195   
Description: Brand design and packaging specialist JKR broke new ground in the media sector by selecting Huawei as its corporate data storage provider. It has proved a wise decision, and JKR is delighted with a solution which has been 100 percent reliable since installation

Opportunity knocks for SSD

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 07-2014      Views: 2191   
Description: John Scaramuzzo, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Storage Solutions at SanDisk, argues that Cloud and Hyperscale environments offer a variety of applications that are highly suitable for SSD technologies

Clouding the issue?

Type: Comment       Published: 05-2013      Views: 2175   
Description: By David Tyler, Editor

The evolution of the species

Type: Opinion       Published: 03-2014      Views: 2173   
Description: Are your storage administrators 'dinosaurs', or young thrusting 'Apprentice' types? NCE's John Greenwood offers some illuminating thoughts on how businesses end up with the storage models (and by extension the admins) they deserve - and how to avoid the pitfalls

Nimble step it up

Type: News       Published: 08-2015      Views: 2173   
Description: A single platform for "optimising Enterprise-wide applications, lowering costs, increasing IT productivity, enabling seamless growth and minimizing risk"

The right connection

Type: Case Study       Published: 07-2013      Views: 2163   
Description: Femern A/S, the company behind one of the world's most ambitious engineering projects, the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel, has adopted DataCore's SANsymphony-V to speed auto tiering of data and critical applications

Hitting the hard drive 'sweet spot'         

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 03-2015      Views: 2161   
Description: As the data centre evolves, so must the disk drives that populate it, explains Matt Rutledge, senior vice president of storage technology, WD

Up And Away

Type: Case study       Published: 03-2010      Views: 2159   
Description: One of the UK's fastest growing managed services providers now has a high availability solution to help fulfil its 24x7 100% uptime customer guarantee

Best of both worlds

Type: Interview       Published: 03-2013      Views: 2155   
Description: Traditional storage industry wisdom has it that you can optimise any system for capacity, or for performance, but you can't optimise for both. Phil Turner, EMEA Sales Director at Nimble Storage, tells Storage Editor David Tyler that things have changed


Type: Review       Published: 07-2014      Views: 2152