Articles about Storage
The new 12Gbit/s models are designed for enterprise clients with heavy workloads.
Need low-cost, highly-resilient storage - and lots of it? Backblaze, who stores over 150PB for their backup clients, is making public their Vault architecture.
LaCie, the premium brand of Seagate Technology, announced the addition of USB-C technology to its Porsche Design Mobile Drive, making it the perfect match for Apple's new MacBook.
Western Digital has introduced new datacenter hard drives that deliver the lowest power consumption of any high-capacity 3.5-inch hard drive available today.
The Hadoop initiative unveiled by Pivotal and Hortonworks last month has a new recruit in WANdisco but the arguments about the Open Data Platform have only just kicked off.
IDC analysts said Dell and IBM wound up "in a statistical tie," as each held roughly nine percent a piece.
Virtual desktop infrastructure is not the market bull once predicted. Derek Smith of Orchard Parc and I discuss the reasons behind the big costs, big disappointments, and small returns on VDI deployments.
Server market share growth increased with every manufacturer in the top five.
First they bought Skyera, erstwhile all flash array startup. Now WD's HGST unit is buying Amplidata, a scale-out object storage software vendor. Is the world's largest disk drive vendor moving into the storage systems business or not?
This new BitTorrent program makes network file sharing between devices easier than ever.
SanDisk launched a new enterprise flash system that could upend the storage economics favoring traditional hard drives.
The Cryptocat developer's new team aims to get easy file and message encryption into everyone's hands, which could give Gmail and Dropbox (and the NSA) a run for their money.
PayPal has ceased processing customer payments for Mega, because it believes that Mega's encryption end-to-end model presents an 'insurmountable difficulty'.
Microsoft's OneDrive and OneNote apps are preloaded on the just-announced Samsung Galaxy S6 Android phone. Could this be just the start of more OEM deals for Microsoft?
Solid State Drives - SSDs - are a product of convenience, not good architecture. Storage systems need to be re-architected to achieve the highest performance of NAND flash and, soon, byte-addressable non-volatile memory. Here's an example.
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.
GE recently built a $48 million state-of-the-art data center, one of the first in the world with LEED Platinum certification. Here are photos from the grand opening on August 18, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.
The four additions to the TeraStation range for small businesses swap in Intel dual-core Atoms for the previous Marvell chips and come with drives pre-installed
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
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.
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.
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.