Articles about Storage
The EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud, allows customers to move applications and workloads across public and private cloud services.
With Microsoft throwing its weight behind Docker containers, the man who started the project, Docker CTO Solomon Hykes, spells out the message behind the Windows move.
Storage isn't free - and neither is 'free' storage. The price: uncertainty. Wuala's termination of 'free' storage is the tip of the iceberg coming your way.
NetApp will offer its popular storage operating system on top of Amazon Web Services as well as under a licensing model. The aim: Make moving data from public to private clouds easier.
Could you use a private, multi-location cloud with no recurring fees, automatic syncing, versioning, and access controls? Think a dead-simple Dropbox, without the security issues — and a sustainable business model.
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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All-flash storage companies funded by Samsung Electronics are expanding their presence in South Korea, reports ZDNet Korea's Cho Mu-hyun.
But storage giant insists that its strategy is the right best-of-breed approach as sales were up 9 percent from a year ago.
If the NSA's unconstitutional surveillance of Americans isn't creepy enough, how about an automated tool that links your camera to you through social media? Hidden info stored on every photo makes it possible.
Not only is the new Mac Mini slower than the old quad-core, its configuration is much less flexible. Why the hate, Apple?
Stopping staff using certain web services may be in decline outside regulatory environments, but even where it is being attempted it may be falling well short of its aims.
SanDisk CEO Sanjay Mehrotra maintained praise for the company's accomplishments, noting that 2014 has still been a record year for the flash memory maker.
The long awaited - by fans of the little silver Mac - updated Mini has arrived. Verdict: heavy on I/O and light on CPU. Here's what you need to know.
With 10TB disk drives due in a few months, the high-end tape vendors needed to respond. With their normal 2x compression ratio, they can store 20TB. How much longer can they keep up?
HP and EMC merger discussions are formally over, according to a report by Reuters.
The case for software defined networking and software defined operations as a necessary step toward DevOps.
As a small business grows the need for additional data storage grows with it. One of the most cost effective ways to add storage capacity is with a Storage Area Network (SAN) server. If your business has reached the point where SAN capacity is vital to continued operations, then perhaps it is time to consider the Drobo B800i.
Google has opened the doors to one of its data centers to show how it protects customer data
You can find datacenters in all corners of the globe, well beneath the Earth's surface, and even in churches, according to Silicon.com's Nick Heath.
A quick run through of the newly released Amazon Cloud Drive - the online storage service, and the Amazon Cloud Player - the integrated music streaming service.
Seagate has upgraded its enterprise drive portfolio with two high-performance solid-state drives, two fast hard drives and an enterprise-grade 3TB disk drive
Now that the U.S. government has broken ground on America's new $1.5 billion cyber-security data center, let's look at some iconic movie data centers. Why do they always seem to go so very, very bad?
From thumb drives to online personal cloud storage here are some small pieces of gear that could make life on the road a little bit easier.
Here's a look at how humans have dealt with storage issues from the beginning of recorded history.
Come with ZDNet UK on a brisk stroll through the history of storage: our culture's push to give our discoveries, memories and knowledge lives and power of their own
Global Switch's datacentre in Ultimo, Sydney is home to the Harbour MSP suite, which houses Steam Engine's high-performance computing equipment
Backupninja is for any Linux administrator looking for a solid backup tool that won't require a full day's work to setup, but will still be reliable.
photo At CommunicAsia 2010, local innovations get showcased by Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) and the Infocomm Development Authority.
Intel launched its latest server chips designed for next generation data centers and is pitching a five month return on investment for customers using single core servers.
A look over 10 bits of technology a back-to-school student will need to get them through their next academic year. These are well thought out and recommended by ZDNet's resident student.
Research in Motion has announced that it will make its BlackBerry Desktop Manager available for Mac. The manager will provide capabilities including the ability to sync to iTunes (playlists, calendars, contacts, notes, tasks), add and remove applications, perform firmware updates, create backups (and restore from them), automatically schedule backups with optional encryption, and manage multiple BlackBerry devices at the same time. Here's a sneak peek.
At the LinuxWorld conference in San Francisco, Oracle CIO Mark Sunday explains the techniques behind Project Sequoia, the company's new data center in Utah. By utilizing outside air, hot aisle containment, and independently controlled supercells, he says this will be its most efficient center yet.
At the LinuxWorld conference in San Francisco, Cisco general manager, Rajiv Ramaswami talks about the history of the data center. He also discusses new technologies driving data center innovation including on-demand provisioning, the deployment of SOA, and Web 2.0 solutions.
At the LinuxWorld conference in San Francisco, Jeffrey Birnbaum, managing director and chief technology architect at Merrill Lynch, speaks about using cloud computing to reduce the complexities and costs of financial services. He discusses the move away from dedicated machines and why old ideas like virtualization have become useful again.
ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das talks with Senior Editor Sam Diaz about a partnership between Hewlett-Packard, Intel, and Yahoo to create an open-source "test bed" of data centers for cloud-computing research. Diaz also discusses the deal's legitimacy and implications for the future of cloud computing.
At the Intersolar Conference 2008 in San Francisco, Fred Morse, senior advisor at Abengoa Solar says, "Don't underestimate thermal storage." The veteran solar industry exec talks about the benefits of concentrating solar technologies and the reasons why utility companies are starting to back thermal storage.
Jonathan Heiliger, vice president of technical operations at Facebook speaks to CNET News.com's Dan Farber about the balancing act between innovating quickly and building a stable infrastructure at a company moving at breakneck-speed. Heiliger also discusses what he's doing to scale data center operations and support the addition of more than 250,000 customers on a daily basis.
At the Business Goes Green conference in San Jose, Calif., on June 6, Christopher Mines, senior vice president of Forrester Research, talks about strategies managers can use to green IT in areas of an organization outside the data center. Mines discusses ideas such as implementing telecommuting initiatives, deploying video conferencing systems, and setting up training programs to educate employees on going green.
At the Business Goes Green conference in San Jose, Calif., last week, Allyson Klein, eco-technology initiatives manger at Intel, talked about how Moore's Law is helping driving energy efficiency in the data center. Klein also discussed Intel's association with SPEC, the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation, and how the two organizations are working together.
At the Business Goes Green conference in San Jose, Calif., on June 6, Forrester Research Senior Vice President Christopher Mines moderated a discussion on data centers and the green technologies that panel members believe will have the most significant impact in the future. The panel included: Elaine Lennox, IBM's vice president of marketing management; Rob Smoot, VMware's data center product marketing manager; and Mike Capuano, Cisco's director of routing and switching.
At the Business Goes Green conference in San Jose, Calif., on June 6, Forrester Research Senior Vice President Christopher Mines moderates a discussion on data centers. IBM's vice president of marketing management, Elaine Lennox, and VMware's data center product marketing manager, Rob Smoot, weigh the pros and cons of building more data centers and their current impact on the environment.
Freecom's DataTank Gateway WLAN is a stylish and well-built network drive suited to individuals and small offices. However, business users concerned primarily with data protection and business continuity may be left wanting.
The LG Super Multi Blue is a very high specification, very capable drive, with the possibly unique ability to play both high definition formats. This ability does however currently come at a premium price.
The SecurDisc data protection in LG's GSA-H55N has obvious appeal to some businesses, although others may do better simply by improving their storage of normal CDs and DVDs.
The RAID 31205 is Adaptec's newest Unified Serial controller, providing a single storage solution for cost effective SATA drives and high performance SAS drives.
Acer's Altos easyStore is similar in capacity and specification to other small-business NAS appliances, but the bundled backup and recovery software make it worthy of serious consideration.
The Snap Server 210 makes for a very tightly integrated and low maintenance backup system over WAN, but is pricier than many other solutions.
Symantec Backup Exec 11d performs well, installation is a breeze and considering the ability to backup and restore individual database records and substantially reduce downtime, it isn't difficult to justify the price.
Adaptec's Snap Server 650 appears pricey, but it offers the performance and scalability of a high-end server while being much easier to deploy and manage, with useful data protection facilities also provided.
These Axtor cages are a great way to add caddy-free SATA hot-swap capability to a system. Some small design changes would increase mounting flexibility.
A well specified internal Blu-ray rewriter, the LG Super Multi Blue GBW-H10N, given suitable 4x media, can store 25GB in approximately 24 minutes.
The U3 platform allows mobile professionals to travel light, carrying a basic set of business applications and data on a secure USB flash drive.
The Maxtor OneTouch III Mini is a compact and stylish portable hard drive that is easy to install and easy to setup for automatic backups.
Maxtor's OneTouch III Turbo Edition packs in a lot of features and capabilities at a fair price. Among external desktop hard drives, it's a winner.
A terabyte of extra storage is a compelling idea, although setup can be a bit tricky.
This external RAID subsystem looks smart and is straightforward to set up and use. If you're looking for a good-value backup solution for your business, put the StorPac SP40 on your shortlist.