Articles about Storage
IaaS spending set to grow by one-third this year, Gartner tells us. But it takes a lot of big money for a vendor to compete in this space.
Cisco said its new storage area networking system will be more cost effective and tie into various architectures and protocols more easily.
Red Hat Gluster Storage with OpenStack Manila technology preview gives enterprises software-defined file storage for OpenStack clouds.
Free and cheap personal and small business cloud storage is everywhere. Here's how to decide which one is right for you.
Solid-state drives are great for performance, but data security must come first.
A lot of technical reasons are being put forward by manufacturers as to why micro SD card slots are disappearing from smartphone, especially on high-end devices. But the real reason is a lot simpler to understand.
The German Climate Computing Center has tapped IBM for storage smarts as it gears up to replace its Blizzard supercomputer.
Microsoft is on track to deliver the promised synced engine for OneDrive consumer and OneDrive for Business, according to information disclosed at its Ignite conference.
Facebook engineers offer a sneak peek into the two new cold storage facilities opened in the last year for storing more than two billion digital photos -- and keeping them instantly available.
Whether you're building a new PC, repairing one, or giving an old system a new lease of life, you want components that offer great performance and value for money.
The storage giant is partnering up to bring its hardware to the major OpenStack clouds.
Enterprises want a mix of proprietary and open source code and EMC taking the plunge with its ViPR Controller, which manages its arrays as well as systems from third parties.
EMC's latest all-flash array software is designed to consolidate more enterprise workloads and cut down on storage sprawl.
Data protection vendor reveals plans to embark on joint initiatives with Singapore's R&D agency, A*Star, when it officially launches its research facility in the country by June 2015.
If you're a content creator or have important documents that you can't afford to lose, then you need quality storage devices that are designed for high performance and long life. And when it comes to storage for Macs, things don't get much better than OWC parts.
Data breaches, hacks, and vulnerable software makes it easier than ever for a hacker to get access to your data. These simple steps can help mitigate it happening in the first place.
At last week's NAB show one of the hottest areas was video drones. One button orbit of a fixed point? 6k cinema-quality video? Palm-sized HD? Underwater video? Yep, and more! Here's a gallery of what will fly past in the year ahead.
Located in Canberra, the National Computational Infrastructure stores and manages access to more than 10 petabytes of national and international data sets, including from the Bureau of Meteorology, the World Climate Research Programme, and observation data from NASA.
While the cloud has appeared just in time to offer free (or at least cheap) and easy access to gigabytes of storage space, some people like to keep their data close to hand. Here are some of the best storage devices money can buy that will help you keep your data safe.
If you have serious storage requirements, and you make protecting your data a high priority, then here are six of the very best NAS (Network Attached Storage) drives for work and play.
As Windows devices have become smaller, lighter, and more mobile, the nature of storage has changed. These six expert-level utilities make it possible to manage and maintain data on any Windows device.
Hardware. Software. Services. We live in amazing times, and the technologies we use every day would have been considered magical just a few short years ago. Here are 10 small pieces of magic that made my life easier this year.
Buying tech on a budget? These 15 gadgets are the very best on the market for their price — from speakers to content streamers, coffee machines, and computer peripherals.
When it comes to portable systems, thin and light is the modern day mantra, and they don't come much thinner or lighter than the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro. But being thin and light brings with it compromises, but by adding a few essential accessories into the mix, you can create a mobile working platform that is second to none.
Back due to popular demand – all the parts you need to build a sub-$300 PC. Want a good, solid PC but don't want to spend the earth or trust an OEM with the job? Read on.
While the cloud has appeared just in time to offer free and easy access to gigabytes of storage space, some people like to keep their data close to hand. Here are some of the best portable storage devices money can buy that will help you keep your data safe.
Even new handsets can break or go missing. Safeguard your precious photos with easy-to-use cloud services that deliver massive amounts of storage for low or no cost.
While the cloud has appeared just in time to offer free and easy access to gigabytes of storage space, some people like to keep their data close to hand. Here are some of the best storage devices money can buy that will help you keep your data safe.
SANs maxxed out? In the market for cheap enterprise cloud storage? Here's the skinny to help you make an informed decision.
Every Office 365 subscription includes 1 TB of storage in OneDrive or OneDrive for Business. With an Office 365 Home subscription, you can share your account with up to four other people, giving your household a total of up to 5 TB of cloud file storage. Here's how.
Asia-Pacific CIO explains how Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty remained in operation during last year's Japan earthquake.
The first interview in ZDNet Asia's Intelligent Singapore video series, CTO Wilfred Kwan defines "intelligence" needed in data centers today and discusses growth opportunities cloud computing has created for the telecommunication services provider.
At Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison discusses the company's new cloud offering. Ellison says: “The key difference is that our cloud is based on industry standards and supports full operability with other clouds and data centers on-premise."
At the RSA 2011 conference here in San Francisco, technology futurist Paul Saffo talks to eBay's chief security information officer about how the company's intent on building an eBay version in the cloud to handle its growth. The private cloud will have the ability to run in its own data center or with a third-party data center.
At the RSA 2011 conference in San Francisco, RSA Chief Art Coviello talks about various cloud computing challenges businesses face today. He says companies need to start leveraging virtualization technologies to help establish control and visibility over clouds.
At the Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco, new company President Mark Hurd introduces Exadata X2-8, an upgrade to the current Exadata system. The new system offers better processor performance, more memory, and full database encryption.
Would you like to charge your mobile phone without ever having to plug into an electrical outlet? The University of California at Berkeley and Stanford University are both developing materials to enable the storage of energy inside clothing. ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das explores the schools' work on "smart" clothes.
At the Interop conference in Las Vegas, panelists discuss the issue of portability within the cloud. Simon Crosby of Citrix says nobody is served by proprietary stacks and touts the open virtualization format. Randy Rowland of Terremark adds that the biggest challenge in moving workloads between clouds is networking.
This Lightning and USB 2.0 flash drive is useful, but also shows how iOS makes it complicated to work with files.
The latest version of Disk Director gives PC enthusiasts and IT departments the tools to handle the latest hardware and software platforms.
With two high-performance memory modules onboard, this implementation of LSI's popular MegaRAID HBA uses flash to cache frequently accessed data, boosting storage performance without the upheaval or cost of switching from magnetic disk to SSD.
This major update of Dell's Compellent storage technology adds an additional tier of low-cost MLC SSD drives. Also in the mix is a new high-density HDD enclosure, plus deduplication and compression for the Fluid File system clustering option.
With everything needed to take backups and recover data in one self-contained appliance, Barracuda Backup is an economic and easy-to-use solution. It also offers scalable replication both to other appliances and the cloud, with fast live booting of backup images locally or in the cloud another key benefit.
The ioSafe Solo is bulkier, heavier, slower and more expensive than less robust external drives. But it works well enough, and if you need your data to survive being burned and flooded, you can put your trust in this device.
The ioSafe Rugged Portable isn't the smallest, lightest, fastest or most affordable external hard drive, but it performs well enough and is extremely rugged. If you really need to protect your data on the road, look no further.
Network storage doesn't come much easier than this, with very little expertise needed to manage the 12-bay Drobo B1200i. It's also fast, with three iSCSI ports, lots of redundancy and data-aware tiering — just like enterprise products costing a great deal more.
A scalable network storage appliance best suited to datacentres in mid-sized companies, the RackStation RS3412xs lacks enterprise-class features — but that's reflected in the price.
D-Link's no-frills approach to NAS will be attractive to businesses who need the storage basics without unnecessary complications. But those looking for a 'do-anything' system should look elsewhere.
The ReadyNAS NV+ v2 is nicely designed and built, and Netgear's X-RAID2 technology does a good job of managing the 4-bay array discreetly. The web-based management tool's redesigned UI is an improvement, but we'd like to see more more add-ons for the new ARM-based platform.
The QNAP TS-419P II holds its own on features in the competitive NAS market, although it's let down in some of the smaller details such as locking drive bays.
The N4200PRO is a flexible four-bay NAS enclosure with some good extras. It's fairly easy to manage, has a wide range of modular applications and performs well. The integrated mini-UPS is a great idea, giving added peace of mind in critical environments.
A highly scalable and very flexible NAS/iSCSI appliance, Synology's DS3611xs has performance and capacity to spare. It will appeal to mid-sized companies requiring fast and reliable access to large amounts of data.
It's hard to fault the Drobo B800i, which combines good looks, performance and functionality with ease of use. It's not cheap, but for the money it's one of the best small-business iSCSI appliances you can buy.