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Quick glossary: Storage

Quick glossary: Storage

Storage has always been a key aspect of data management in the enterprise. Now, in the era of big data, understanding storage options and technologies has taken on an even greater significance. This glossary...

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ioSafe Solo review

ioSafe Solo review

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.

July 11, 2012 by in Storage

ioSafe Rugged Portable review

ioSafe Rugged Portable review

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.

July 10, 2012 by in Storage

Drobo B1200i review

Drobo B1200i review

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.

July 3, 2012 by in Storage

Apple launches digital textbooks

At an Apple press event in New York City, executives from the company announce a new initiative to reinvent textbooks. The new software will attempt to unify online databases and the printed word into a single tool for students.

January 19, 2012 in Storage

Larry Ellison announces Oracle Public Cloud

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."

October 5, 2011 in Storage

eBay to build its own private cloud

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.

February 18, 2011 in Storage

Oracle's Mark Hurd announces upgrade to Exadata

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.

September 20, 2010 in Storage

The Future Of... Clothes

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.

June 15, 2010 in Storage

Oracle announces Exadata 2

At Oracle's OpenWorld conference in San Francisco, CEO Larry Ellison previews the company's Exadata Version 2 computer. He says the new database computer is designed for online transaction processing and data warehousing. He adds that Exadata 2 can do faster processing at a much lower cost than can its biggest competitor, IBM.

January 13, 2010 in Storage

CIOs: Virtualization ready for prime time

At a Churchill Club event in Santa Clara, Calif., Peter Solvik, managing director at Sigma Partners, asks a panel of CIOs whether virtualization is ready for primetime. The panel includes: Matt Carey, chief information officer of Home Depot; Karenann Terrell, CIO of Baxter; and Lars Rabbe, former CIO of Yahoo. The IT chiefs discuss server-level and desktop virtualization and how the technology is helping their businesses run more efficiently.

May 8, 2009 in Storage

Mobile virtualization

Mike Seashols, Chairman of VirtualLogix, talks about implementing virtualization technologies onto mobile platforms. He says there are many issues that mobile providers have to think about--like time to market, cost, and the ability to update devices.

December 12, 2008 in Storage

Zyxel NSA-220 NAS server

If you don't need remote access and can look past sluggish Raid 1 performance, the Zyxel NSA-220 NAS drive offers a useful set of basic features, solid performance and best-in-class web-based management

November 10, 2008 in Storage

Wiebetech Drive eRazer

Wiebetech Drive eRazer

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.

January 29, 2008 by in Storage

Freecom DataTank Gateway WLAN

Freecom DataTank Gateway WLAN

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.

October 9, 2007 by in Storage



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.

July 30, 2007 by in Storage

Adaptec RAID 31205

Adaptec RAID 31205

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.

July 4, 2007 by in Storage

Acer Altos easyStore

Acer Altos easyStore

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.

June 25, 2007 by in Storage

Symantec Backup Exec 11d

Symantec Backup Exec 11d

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.

April 2, 2007 by in Security

Adaptec Snap Server 650

Adaptec Snap Server 650

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.

March 7, 2007 by in Storage

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