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Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Features
The traditional debate of hardware versus software for disk resiliency continues in Windows Server 2012 R2.
New Non-Volatile Data Storage Memory
Major changes are needed before non-volatile memory technology is fully accepted.
Newcomer Starcounter Updates High-Performance Database
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
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
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
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
It doesn't look like fibre channel will be able to compete with Ethernet for much longer.
SSDs and SMART Data
Even the vendors don’t always know how long it takes SSDs to fail.
NTFS Is a Really Bad File System
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
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
We need standards bodies to handle growing storage security needs.
Disk Drive Security
It's time to start demanding per-drive encryption.