Articles about Storage
The brains behind Fusion-io — the company that revolutionized server economics with PCI flash storage — are at it again. Primary Data plans to disrupt enterprise storage. Here's how.
With OS X 10.10 Yosemite, it turned out that Apple made a change to the way that the operating system worked. This caused problems for some users who had installed third-party SSDs into their Macs, particularly if that system was a boot drive. Here's what you need to know to avoid problems.
IT managers are also getting some attention in the way of more control over what Dropbox for Business users can share.
At the Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent conference in Las Vegas this week, AWS announced several important services. But most important is Amazon Aurora, a new high-performance database engine.
NetApp continues to run with the hybrid cloud theme as it adds more products to AWS.
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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Your disks and SSDs have a self-monitoring function called SMART. But how good is it? The fine folks at Backblaze are back with data on how well SMART works for them.
PC sales are declining - despite the end-of-XP support bump - while Mac sales were up 18 percent in Q2 and 21 percent in Q3 of 2014. Why isn't the Mac declining along with Windows PCs?
Dell is ramping up its storage product line with high-performance enterprise capabilities, including all-flash and hyper-converged appliances.
Dell is enabling customers to tailor datacentre technology to optimise a range of applications with the PowerEdge FX architecture.
HP's Storage unit unveiled new advancements on Wednesday intended to simplify the transition to flash storage while preserving legacy infrastructure investments.
Seagate formally announced their new Kinetic disk drive, Ethernet-connected object storage for the cloud. While the technology is great, the market implications are greater. Here's why.
The Internet giant's latest cloud developments point toward a stronger focus on serving organizations with a global footprint.
Microsoft and Dropbox are partnering to improve integration between Dropbox and Microsoft Office.
Amazon is bundling its Cloud Drive photo backup service into its Prime subscription in a move that highlights the race to zero for cloud storage.
Arguing that cloud storage models as we know them are "broken," Seagate is plugging away at its Kinetic Open Storage platform with a new HDD option.
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.
LaCie has upgraded its LaCinema Rugged external hard drive/multimedia player with 1080p output, thus claiming a new "HD" in its product name. It's intended for users to access and play multimedia files on any HDTV -- television shows, movies, music and photo slideshows.
This year's edition of EMC's annual conference for customers and partners was held in Orlando, Florida.
Cisco's Unified Computing System aims to unify components of the data center into one footprint. The goal is to cut the total cost of ownership by 20 percent in capital expenses and up to 30 percent in operating expenses.
AMD held a demonstration of its new quad-core, 45nm Opteron processor, Shanghai, on Wednesday at a datacenter belonging to the second largest ISP in Europe, Strato, in Berlin.
At Microsoft's PDC 2008 conference, the company's chief software architect Ray Ozzie took the wraps off Windows Azure which is an operating system that lets developers write programs for Microsoft's data centers instead of individual pieces of software for business servers.
A screenshot walkthrough of the powerful Enterprise 2.0 application, Egnyte, which enables more economical storage at a cheaper price to hardware on-site alternatives.
Tape may be old-fashioned but it still has a home at IBM, taking a prominent place in the company's recent, wide-ranging storage launch
Crucial (Micron) Solid State Drive installation and configuration
This will be my first in a series (an "X = X +1" sort of series) where I'll be looking at virtualization. However, rather than look at the kind of virtualization where you inxstall and OS like Windows, Mac OS or Linux and then install an application that allows you to create virtual machines, I'm going to be looking at virtualization at a much lower level using VMware's ESX 3.5 and Infrastructure applications. I'm going to start off by looking at VMware ESX and taking you through the install process.
The two latest and greatest free commercial host-based virtualization products from Sun and VMWare
Barbed wire, fences, guards, and guard dogs are just the first level of security for an English datacenter that claims to be safe from nuclear, chemical and biological attack.
'The Bunker', a concrete structure under the Kent countryside, is a major datacentre and backup facility for some of the UK's leading companies
Fujitsu modernizes its PC and notebook offerings while adding tighter encryption to its 320GB hard drive.
On the next installment of The Green Enterprise, CNET News.com's Michael Kanellos looks at how Intel is developing green technologies for its customers and within its own organization. Innovations include ultra-lower power 45nm chips, greening its fab operations in China, Arizona and Israel; and developing non-toxic materials for packaging and designing its chips. Kanellos also sits down with Lorie Wigle, Intel's eco-tech program office general manager and discusses the chipmaker's sustainability strategy and her views on reducing power inside the datacenter.
Hollywood would have IT pros believe that the biggest threat to network security comes from international super hackers or high school kids trying to download games like global thermonuclear war. In reality, we face a more mundane threat--our end users, particularly those wielding USB storage devices.These pocket-sized devices can store a large amount of data. But even if your users aren't planning to cart off sensitive company files, USB storage devices (external hard drives, camera, memory stick, MP3 players, etc.) can be a headache in other ways. Employees may use your networks to download music to their USB-based MP3 players. New USB flash drives, such as SanDisk's U3 smart drives, can even run software directly from the device--a perfect tool for the end-user who wants to run unauthorized software on your network.If your concerned about USB storage devices on your network and don’t feel a written policy alone will protect your data, disabling the devices is your next step.In this IT Dojo video, Bill Detwiler, TechRepublic's Head Technology Editor, shows you how to disable USB storage devices on both Apple OS X and Windows. The United States National Security Agency (NSA) described the process in a March 2008 document from the agency's Information Assurance Directorate.Once you've watched this IT Dojo video, you can read the original TechRepublic article, download PDF version of this tip, and learn more about mitigating the risks poses by USB storage devices from our IT Dojo blog.
David Beitel, CTO of Zillow.com describes how the company is using technology to process millions of new property records into an electronic database and then post on the company's web site in a user-friendly format.
Lloyd Taylor, Vice President of Technical Operations at LinkedIn talks to ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber about facilitating online communications between its 17 million business professionals. He also discusses his past experience building and scaling data centers at Google and how it differs from his new role, managing a high value and less trafficked network at LinkedIn.
On the next installment of The Green Enterprise, ZDNet editor-in-chief Dan Farber takes a look at green practices in the City of Mill Valley, such as a solar-powered pizzeria, an eco-friendly water treatment plant and a lumber program that re-uses wood from the city's fallen trees for bridge projects around town. He also talks with Mill Valley's green evangelist, Linn Walsh about the city's eco strategy.
Cesar Tizi, CIO AGL Energy speaks to ZDNet about his role at Australia's largest energy supplier where he's been focused on integrating and simplifying the company's billing and accounting systems. He also shares his thoughts on recent IT trends, such as virtualization, green datacenters, and RFID.
At Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco Monday, Oracle President Charles Phillips unveils the company's plans for virtualization and discusses the partnerships and software to make it happen.
At Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco Monday, AMD CEO Hector Ruiz discusses the benefits of virtualization technology in addressing the challenges of efficient energy and affordable Internet access.
Maxtor's Shared Storage Drive provides a simple way to organise, centralise and backup digital content such as photos, music and documents over a home network.
It’s hard to see much value in the iSCSI facilities, but as an NAS appliance the Tiko Classic 340 is competitively priced, easy to manage and works well.
This is not as easy as to deploy as Adaptec would have you believe, but it's worth persevering with as an affordable alternative to more expensive Fibre Channel SAN solutions.
This external hard drive is a great solution for those with computers that are filling up quickly or those who need idiot-proof backups.
If you require simple, inexpensive local or network-attached storage in capacities ranging from 80GB to 250GB, look no further than Ximeta's NetDisk.
Want to bring the feeling of the theatre into your own home without the cost of the candy bar? PJ-TX100 Home Theatre Projector could be your solution, although don't count on saving money just yet.
Iomega covers just about every portable storage base with the Floppy Plus, but power concerns make this a less compelling buy. Read our Australian review.
Though it's very expensive per megabyte, Iomega's Rev drive offers speedy, portable storage that's more scalable than that of a hard drive.Having once cornered the removable-storage market with the Zip and Jaz drives, Iomega is hoping for a comeback with the Iomega Rev.
DVD writing just keeps getting faster. Plextor's latest multiformat rewriter is speedy, flexible, and all at a reasonable price.
Need a speedy DVD recorder that's highly portable and compatible with both Windows and Mac? LaCie's d2 Dual 8X fits the bill and looks good doing it.
We take a peek at one of Sony's upcoming Hi-MD portable music players, supporting a gigabyte of removable storage thanks to the company's new higher-capacity MiniDisc. Sony's upcoming range of digital music players revamps previous MiniDisc players by introducing Hi-MD media.
You can add multi-format DVD writing to any notebook with this drive, although you'll need USB 2.0 to get the best out of it.
The Ethernet Disk offers affordable network storage in a sleek rack-mountable casing. Performance isn’t great, but given its target audience this probably isn’t a show-stopper. Expansion is an issue though.
TEAC's Vendotto Wall NAS box is a good idea, poorly executed. The firewall is very good, but the server side is fairly feeble by comparison.
LG Electronics’ GSA-4040B is the first drive on the market to support all five DVD formats -- and it's a good performer to boot.