Articles about Storage
Software-defined storage will come into its own in 2015, and open-source software will carry it there.
Modern cryptography protocols require real randomness. Sadly, most Random Number Generators (RNG) are pseudo-random and, therefore, hackable. Here's a cheap RNG for the rest of us.
DRAM isn't nearly as reliable as vendors would like you to think. Now researchers have shown that bit flips can be induced maliciously by simple user-level programs. Will vendors fix the problem?
There is a lot coming up in 2015. In this article, we share with you some of the projects we'll be working on beginning next year.
What do you get a Mac user for Christmas? A new Mac would be nice, but that can bust your budget. Here are 5 thoughtful gifts for the deserving Mac user.
As virtualisation technology spreads through the datacentre, the race is on to develop ways of sharing out data to virtual servers and desktops in large numbers.
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The pace of change continues to accelerate as Big Data, IoT and video create growing demand. New technologies are emerging while cloud storage erodes traditional business models.
The service has out-of-the-box integration with Microsoft SharePoint; support for Microsoft OneDrive for Business and Google Drive is slated to arrive in the coming months.
The world's second largest semiconductor foundry is getting into MRAM, a high-performance, long-life alternative to flash. Here's what that means for storage.
As well as acquiring storage-engine company WiredTiger, open-source database firm MongoDB is bringing on board the architects behind the technology.
Vinyl storage - in the form of LP records - is staging a comeback. Over 8 million LPs - more than 5 petabytes in digital capacity - were produced last year, up 49 percent. But the old technology has problems.
With the move to buy Skyera, Western Digital is looking to beef up its HGST unit's solid state storage knowhow as flash storage becomes common.
Carbonite will integrate MailStore's email archiving and full-text search and indexing capabilities into its portfolio of cloud backup services.
Crossbar is a leader in the race to improve on flash. Today at IEDM they're announcing a breakthrough in 3D RRAM architecture.
According to Pure Storage, FlashStack CI is delivered through its partners, validated and integrated with Cisco and VMware.
The first 10Gb Ethernet spec was approved in 2002, but 10GbE has yet to break into the mainstream. But that could change in 2015. Here's what to look for.
Last week, Kroll Ontrack opened a new clean room facility for data recovery in Brisbane. We take a peek inside the operation of the facility.
Free online file storage services look similar at first glance, but a closer look reveals some big differences. Here's what to look for if you're checking out the three leaders: Dropbox, Microsoft SkyDrive, and Google Drive.
Google Drive is much, much, more than just another storage option. Let's look it over shall we?
If you're not an expert on cloud storage, like most of us, here are some of the best options at your disposal.
Tired of your boring USB stick? Here are some alternative storage devices and toys you can drive from your USB port.
Companies are using server racks that submerge your database servers in cooling, soothing liquid - saving money and the environment.
Modern consumer products need hardware, software, industrial design and usability. Find out what two designers can do with Promise TV, a set-top box that records seven days of Freeview at once
Disaster-proof storage specialist ioSafe visited ZDNet UK's Southwark offices with some unusual pieces of demo kit in tow
By day, an Expo getting serious again about refocusing on the user. By night, a bit gritty and underground.
In a special event, Apple announced its intention to turn iPads into an inexpensive, educational tool.
Industry insiders share their highs and lows of 2011 and what they hope to achieve in the new year as big data, cloud computing and IT consumerization trends continue to dominate.
Telstra is in the process of revamping a 10-year-old building shell in London to support a modern high-efficiency datacentre, with the help of consulting company On365.
As per the October 4 launch of the iPhone 4S, a look at iCloud -- Apple's cloud based email and storage service.
There are several options to expand your network's storage, but one of the most rewarding learning experiences can be building your own network-attached storage (NAS) server. ZDNet UK walks us through the process.
If commercial NAS servers fail to measure up to your requirements, why not build your own? That's what we did, and here's how it turned out.
Hewlett-Packard plans to cut its global energy use 20 percent by 2010. Correspondent Sumi Das looks at "green" strategies the company is implementing to accomplish its goal, such as designing new energy-efficient datacenters and helping make cities more eco-friendly through IT. She also talks to Bonnie Nixon, HP's director of sustainability, about the company's recycling efforts and its plan to eliminate unsafe materials inside its PCs.
Dan Darling, CIO of Turner Broadcasting System, talks to ZDNet Editor in Chief Larry Dignan about overseeing IT operations for many different brands across a global organization. Darling also discusses how the company is getting results while reducing costs, from new a telepresence implementation, to going green inside the data center.
At a Churchill Club event in Santa Clara, Calif., Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gives his definition of cloud computing, which is moving information outside of the firewall and putting it on storage systems that are shared with other companies. Ballmer adds that Microsoft will offer more details about the company's cloud strategy, "Red Dog," in six weeks at its developer conference.
At a Churchill Club event in Santa Clara, Calif., Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer talks to Ann Winblad, a partner at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, about Microsoft's move into virtualization with its new Hyper-V technology. He also shares his thoughts on increasing the overall market and how his company differs from its biggest competitor, VMware.
At Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison unveils a new storage server product, dubbed Exadata. The programmable storage server aims to put database intelligence next to each drive. The Exadata storage server will be immediately available on Linux running on Intel, but Ellison noted that other flavors for various platforms "are on the way."
Brian Shield, CIO for The Weather Channel, tells us about their LEED certified HD studio and the company's push towards greener data centers.
Storage Center 4.0 combines industry-standard hardware with Compellent's block-level virtualisation technology to create a very powerful, flexible and cost-effective SAN solution.
If data security is paramount, the DataTraveler BlackBox is the USB flash drive of choice, despite its relatively high cost.
Although it covers all the NAS bases and is very affordable, it's hard to see the TeraStation Pro II Rackmount having much of an impact on the business market.
The Rack Station RS408 is an attractive NAS solution with plenty of performance, plus lots of extras to tempt the smaller business.
A generously-specified appliance running Windows Storage Server 2003, the StorCenter Pro NAS 450r scores on performance, but is pricey and lacks capacity.
A well-built storage appliance with good cross-platform file sharing facilities, the NSS4100 works best when deployed in Linksys One environments.
Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery 8 provides flexibility when creating desktop and laptop backups. If you have high value data stored on your computer, then we think $106.53 is a reasonable price to ensure it's protected.
Symantec Backup Exec 12 allows complete system recovery and concentrates on continuous file/data protection. Though AU$1,795 may seem a lot of money for an application, Backup Exec might be worth the investment if you're using it for irreplaceable and highly valuable data.
Netgear's ReadyNAS NV+ does its job neatly and unobtrusively, and is well worth considering by small businesses. Most home offices will find it too noisy though.
The old adage "good things come in small packages" certainly applies to the QNAP TS-409, a silver and black cube whose small dimensions sport a raft of features.
The HP EVA4400 is a Storage Area Network (SAN) system that provides data storage and security on a much larger scale than a simple RAID or NAS system. We found it to be a reliable and scalable high-end data system.
Western digital has released a range of hard drives purporting to save up to 40 percent in power consumption over comparable drives. We found the drives not only lived up to promised efficiency, but also were competitively priced.
Need an economical yet effective way to prevent your old files from getting into the wrong hands before you dispose of (or recycle) your old hard drives? Drive eRazer is a great place to start.
GoVault Data Protection removable disk drive from Quantum is a simple solution for small companies wishing to secure their data.
Netgear's SC101T Storage Central Turbo is robust, relatively attractive and affordable, making it suitable for all but the most demanding environments, although managing the device can be tricky.