Industry News and Analysis

Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Features
August 26, 2013 -- The traditional debate of hardware versus software for disk resiliency continues in Windows Server 2012 R2.
New Non-Volatile Data Storage Memory
August 22, 2013 -- Major changes are needed before non-volatile memory technology is fully accepted.
Newcomer Starcounter Updates High-Performance Database
August 21, 2013 -- Starcounter 2.0's biggest value-add for developers is that it reduces the lines of code needed to enable faster development and implementation of new applications.
Survey: File Sharing in the Enterprise
August 20, 2013 -- As companies work to streamline data storage, file sharing issues come to the fore. Is the IT department aware of all the challenges?
Samsung Unveils SSD Based on 3D V-NAND
August 15, 2013 -- Available in two configurations, Samsung's V-NAND SSD leverages cylinder-shaped 3D Charge Trap Flash (CTF) cell structures.
Data Backup, Recovery Services Push IT Costs Higher
August 15, 2013 -- Survey respondents from large companies were more likely to say they felt strong pressure to reduce costs across several areas of IT.
Fibre Channel in More Trouble
August 9, 2013 -- It doesn't look like fibre channel will be able to compete with Ethernet for much longer.
SSDs and SMART Data
August 9, 2013 -- Even the vendors don’t always know how long it takes SSDs to fail.
NTFS Is a Really Bad File System
August 9, 2013 -- It took three hours to fix a problem with the file system on my wife’s PC, and I still don’t know what the problem was.
File-based, Object Storage Market to Hit $23B in 2013: IDC
August 7, 2013 -- IDC says the continued sharp increase in overall enterprise storage systems sales can be traced directly to a shift to FOBS from conventional storage.
Storage Security
August 5, 2013 -- We need standards bodies to handle growing storage security needs.
Disk Drive Security
August 1, 2013 -- It's time to start demanding per-drive encryption.