With the combination of regulatory forces and the explosive rate of data growth, data storage has become a priority. The dual issues of managing data for ready availability and cost efficiency are daily challenges for today's IT managers. The traditional technologies are direct-attached storage (DAS), network-attached storage (NAS), the storage-area network (SAN), and Fibre Channel high-speed connections. Recent innovations include Open Storage Networking (OSN) and iSCSI IP-based technologies.


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Virtual Desktops, Quick as a Flash

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Heady Days for Storage Optimization

Researchers at TheInfoPro recently canvassed a number of storage executives and found out that while overall storage spending is on the wane, interest in storage optimization is climbing. Technologies like automated tiering and deduplication are hot right now because even as budgets are tight, data loads continue to grow. Lead researcher Marco Coulter shares some of his insights.

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