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The generation game
The lack of cross-generation compatibility between technologies has led Fujifilm to introduce the concept...
The need for speed
Enterprise-ready SSDs can help to eliminate the costly 'one size fits all' approach to storage infrastructures...
Barracuda Backup Appliance 390
No right-thinking business would intentionally avoid their data backup obligations, but the management overheads....
Scale up to an iglu
New systems 'uniquely adapt between SAN and software-defined storage requirements'

Panasas takes scale-out NAS to the next level
ActiveStor 18 delivers increased density, performance and scalability

Nimble step it up
A single platform for "optimising Enterprise-wide applications, lowering costs, increasing IT productivity,

Seagate further into bed with Big Blue
Consulting firm BroadGroup has released the new edition of its seminal report on the data centre market in Europe.

Outsourced data centre infrastructure in Europe tips towards 40% by 2019
Consulting firm BroadGroup has released the new edition of its seminal report on the data centre market in Europe.

None more dense
New 10TB HDD from HGST exploits helium sealed units and SMR

Working at Cloud speed
2TB SATA SSD aimed at hyperscale customers

Who's buying what?
New DataCore survey suggests some surprises

Pet project
Royal Veterinary College Chooses NetApp to drive research

Dot Hill Signs Deal with Arrow to Broaden Reach of Storage Solutions...
Agreement Allows Dot Hill to Achieve Greater Penetration into Vertical OEM and System Integrator Markets throughout EMEA

Interoute to support Ark Data Centres on a new IT infrastructure...
Ark Data Centres (Ark) has chosen Interoute, the owner operator of Europe's largest network infrastructure...

Free VM backup from Unitrends
Disrupts market, replaces legacy ad-hoc backup tools

'Setup and forget' data protection
Arcserve releases new appliance in UK market

Nimble 'redefines enterprise storage management experience'
New VM-level monitoring capabilities enable organisations to proactively resolve resource...

Sphere 3D unveils new storage platform
Offering fully-featured NAS functionality in the cloud

Forgetful Brits losing priceless data every year due to lack of backups
One in five Brits never back up their home computers and over a third never botherto do so on their mobile phones...

Rest Assured
Dot Hill arrays aim to deliver new level of performance for verticals and Internet of Things applications

SanDisk flashing the cache
Enhances FlashSoft caching software portfolio & introduces new bundled solutions for enterprise data centres

The tough get going
New 'rugged' mobile HDD offering from LaCie

The power of three, from Quantum
New archive offerings reduce unstructured data storage costs

Public cloud benefits, private cloud security
New private cloud storage platform from Connected Data

'Web-scale ready' HDD from WD
"...The most power efficient and high-intensity high-capacity platform available today"

SanDisk targets big data workloads
InfiniFlash all-flash arrays reflect new focus on storage systems and solutions

Pull up to the bunker
New 'ultra-secure' DR-as-a-Service offering for SMBs

Array of sunshine
Quantum announces high-capacity, high-density disk storage aimed at users with a growing number of large files

OCZ partners with Levyx
Ultra-low latency data engine to enable 'near in-memory processing speeds' on large datasets

Offer of a lifetime
Verbatim and Millenniata launch MDISC 100GB Blu-ray optical media for life time archival

Toshiba launch 6TB enterprise HDD
MG04 series delivers impressive capacity and persistent write cache technology

Big data will be key to keeping competitive according to KPMG
WKPMG has revealed that future threats from companies like Google were a key reason...

NAStravaganza? A perfectly cromulent word!
WD collaborates with NAS manufacturers for new channel programme with improbable name

Capita acquires S3
Buys up Basingstoke-based storage specialist

Hello Tosh, got a new solid state hybrid drive?
"Unleashing NAND capabilities", delivering high capacity and speed

'Transforming the virtual estate'
Trinity Hall increases storage capacity with NexStor

FlashStack - Pure and simple?...
All-flash approach to converged infrastructure ...

New Seagate offering promises enterprise quality for small-to-medium businesses
Recovery position
SanDisk working with Kroll to facilitate data recovery from SSDs
Dense and denser
Tintri 'challenging the storage quo'

Practice makes perfect for NCE
Acquires Glasgow-based TTP...

SUSE Storage in Beta preview
A 'self-healing, self-managing, distributed software-based enterprise storage solution'...
'Changing the economics of cloud'
New Kinetic HDD from Seagate

Saber truth
OCZ unveils new enterprise SATA SSDs designed for hyperscale applications
Nimble and Scaleable
Nimble has announced Fibre Channel protocol support for its CS-series arrays...
NCE acquires TTP
NCE is to acquire The Technology Practice Limited (TTP), a company specialising in enterprise hardware, software and on-site support based in Glasgow
OCZ rattles Saber
OCZ has announced its new enterprise-class Saber 1000 SSD Series designed for read-intensive applications targeting high-volume deployment hyperscale, web-hosting and distributed computing environments
SUSE in Beta
SUSE has begun beta testing of SUSE Storage, a self-healing, self-managing, distributed software-based storage solution
Core values
DataCore has added more enterprise-class functionality to its SANsymphony-V10 storage services platform and its 'any hypervisor, any storage' DataCore Virtual SAN
Ultra assurance from Dot Hill
Dot Hill has unveiled the Dot Hill Ultra56 AssuredSAN, a new hybrid flash storage array based on an ultra-density chassis that supports both NEBS Level 3 carrier and MIL-STD government requirements and up to 1.34 petabytes (PB) of raw capacity
Iron Mountain research reveals Top Ten worst...
A new European study by Iron Mountain has discovered that employees have become more casual in their approach to saving documents, confident that, if required, they can call on IT support to help them retrieve missing data. ...

Educating neater
Early VDI education adopters, Uplands Community College, have invigorated their VDI...
Powering the private cloud
Ricoh has implemented an Internet of Things solution that allows the print/document management...
Giving flash a fair hearing
Audio specialist Skullcandy has seen 'astonishing throughput rates' since switching...
Backup cut right back
The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership has reduced backup...
Cores and FX
Major visual special effects company MPC is using Avere solutions to help turn...

Unlocking potential
Hitachi Data Systems worked with partner XMA to provide a complete infrastructure solution...
Freed up for flexible working
A hosted desktop solution has meant the freedom to work flexibly for Chase Solutions...

Cutting backup down to size
Over recent years the Mahr Group's data volume has grown, overwhelming its legacy backup...
Furthering education
Storage Magazine talks to one of the UK's largest FE colleges, Kirklees College in Yorkshire...
From customer to partner
IT solutions provider Ultima found the ideal partner for its enterprise cloud...

Retro retailer with the futuristic business model
Retro clothing and gift specialist TruffleShuffle are able to focus on their core...
A safe bet
One of the world's largest online gaming companies turned to DataCore's software defined storage...
Fine tuning SQL Server
Netherlands-based automotive after-market leader Cartal-Rijsbergen Automotive is enjoying massive performance improvements in its SQL Server...
Changing the landscape
Mole Valley District Council achieved total resilience via DataCore, years before the term Software-defined Storage was even conceived....
The complete package
Brand design and packaging specialist JKR broke new ground in the media sector by selecting Huawei....
888 caches in
Gaming provider 888.com has improved its storage infrastructure by accelerating SQL Server performance...
"...Like RAID on servers"
IT provider Intraworks has been able to deploy and grow storage with zero disruption to customers...
Plain sailing
Cruise line operator Royal Caribbean has taken advantage of IBM storage technologies to deliver easy management...
Making light work of high-speed IOPS
The UK's national synchrotron facility, Diamond Light Source, is relying on Flash storage for a high-speed data buffer.
The university challenge
Oxford University's Advanced Research Computing (ARC) facility relies on hybrid scale-out NAS solutions to provide fast, reliable...
Taking the heat off of archiving
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has improved business continuity and information compliance...
A matter of trust
Disabled charity Papworth Trust has made the move to Enterprise Cloud Backup and Virtual Disaster Recovery...
No 'blowing hot and cold'...
When replacing its old ERP system, S&P Coil Products avoided the traditional approach...
Backup takes centre stage for LoveFilm
Acquisitions, virtualisation and licensing were just a few of the issues faced by LoveFilm as it reviewed its backup strategy
The educated choice
With growing data volumes and a desire to move to an internal cloud computing platform...
Keeping one eye on the future
Even Oscar winners need tools to cope with the rapid transition from film to digital. In the case of leading post-production studio Framestore...
Better by design
With its world-leading 3D rendering solutions in use by over 3 million users worldwide LightWork Design is used to working...
Hybrid flash arrays take off with Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus, Ireland's national airline, has solved its storage problems by implementing flash driven storage arrays.
Making patient care faster
The University Hospitals of Leicester have been able to significantly improve patient care while reducing costs, thanks to desktop..
Sign of the times
Hampshire-based Test Valley Council is supporting a shared IT services model using a consolidated backup and recovery approach
On good authority
Providing key back office transactional processes shared by two public sector bodies in England, Xentrall has been able to..
The future is still bright
Orange Business Services chose NetApp storage infrastructure as the basis for its move into cloud services provision
Cutting the donkey work with email archiving
Leading worldwide animal charity the Donkey Sanctuary needed to rationalise its approach to email archiving..
Clinical precision
To protect medical records for both traditional and host-based patient care services, EMIS deployed an integrated Quantum..
The right connection
Femern A/S, the company behind one of the world's most ambitious engineering projects, the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel..
Top of the class
The Portsmouth Grammar School has achieved 50% reduction of their email store whilst easing migration to Microsoft..
Credit where it's due
Ageing physical hardware growing daily in both complexity and cost - that was the challenge that faced the Irish..
'Inheriting issues
There are a number of options available to an organisation looking to effectively manage...

'Change or die' for the storage industry?
Jason Phippen of SUSE predicts the inevitable decline of traditional enterprise storage...

Backup to the Future
Serguei Beloussov, CEO of Acronis, looks to the future of backup...

To infinity... and beyond?
The ongoing epic journey of the Voyager space probe has parallels with the journey we are all making toward a Cloud-oriented future
Check the small print
It is crucial to consider the role of storage in the VDI solution stack, says John Greenwood of NCE Group...
Why the data centre must support business growth
By Roger Keenan, managing director of the central London data centre, City Lifeline.

Big data - no big deal
Geoffrey Noer, VP, Product Management at Panasas offers a guide to high-performance NAS in an increasingly data-centric world
Preservation Order
Compliance, by its very nature, can only go one way....
Right-size your flash
By Rajesh Nair, Chief Technology Officer at Tegile....
The virtual CIO
Outsourcing I.T. strategic management is no longer the sole province of the large enterprise, argues Andrew Griffiths of Q Associates...
The business of data centres
In January 2014 a post written on Silicon Angle’s blog site, estimated that global data centre traffic will grow threefold (a 25 percent CAGR)...

Big data's hidden problem
Ash Ashutosh, CEO of Actifio, explains why 'big data' is actually smaller than 'copy data'...

Curing the PST blues
End user-created email archives present a number of challenges for organisations trying to manage storage performance...
Which side are you on?
DataCore's Augie Gonzalez considers both sides of the storage placement argument and concludes that maybe we don't have to take sides at all
The evolution of the species
Are your storage administrators 'dinosaurs', or young thrusting 'Apprentice' types? NCE's John Greenwood offers some illuminating thoughts...
Adapting to change in a virtual world
Michiel von der Crone of CommVault examines the need for 'global class computing' - described by Gartner as "an approach to designing systems ....
The power of three
Growing businesses need to adopt three good habits: caching, tiering and automatically tuning their storage....
It ain't what you do…
…It's the way that you do it, especially when it comes to building reliable storage arrays, argues Gavin McLaughlin of X-IO
False economy
Nigel Houghton, Regional Sales Manager EMEA at Aptare, argues that monitoring and reporting on your storage infrastructure..
To the edge and back
As business evolves, so do the data management challenges faced by CIOs, argues Michiel von der Crone, Field Advisory..
Tiered Storage: at the Heart of the Data Centre
Nick Spittle, Director of Toshiba Electronics Europe, Storage Products Division examines how a tiered storage architecture..
Big data storage: the real cost
Warren Peel, Managing Director at IT specialist Trams discusses some of the 'real world' issues of Big Data from a storage..
Tiers of joy?
John Greenwood, Director of Sales for Storage & Virtualisation Solutions at NCE, offers some highly personal thoughts..
A solid argument
When and where do SSDs make sense in a SAN? Joost van Leeuwen of OCZ investigates
Attack of the clones
Multiple copies of primary data could be an unrecognised contributor toward rising storage costs, suggests Peter Eicher..
Analytics: time to get real
Michael Bradley, VP Operations & Technology Services EMEA, at Violin Memory examines how emerging storage..
CIO: changing from gatekeeper to enabler
The rise of 'shadow IT' means that CIOs must develop a hybrid cloud infrastructure that....

Must big data mean big risk?
As companies deploy Hadoop for big data, they open critical information to compromise.

Stash the flash?
The "flash everywhere" trend is actually materialising as "flash where it makes economic sense"....
Three easy pieces
Hybrid cloud, OpenStack and Open Source Storage are three essential jigsaw piece...

Guarding the valuables
Mark Edge, UK Country Manager & VP Sales at Brainloop says that a new approach to IT...

Simple ways for SMBs to improve...
Storage is at the core of all data and any network, argues Thomas Pavel, Channel Sales Director at LSI...
Backup: Spoilt for choice?
Recent years have seen a plethora of new technologies and approaches to the backup market.
In it for the long term
The data storage market isn't set to slow down any time soon, argues Steve Mackey, VP EMEA at Spectra Logic
Protecting your data in a BYOD world
Anders Lofgren, Director of Mobility Solutions at Acronis, discusses the explosion of personal devices in the workplace..
Making consolidation work
Paul Coates, regional vice president, UK, South Africa and Nordics at Riverbed Technology discusses how storage solutions..
Get the most from your virtual environment
Rob Pait, Nexsan Solutions Marketing Director, Imation Corp offers five key considerations for strategic virtualisation..

VDi - Do the economies work at SME level?

This independent paper written by Computing Research explores if VDi can achieve as much in smaller organisations as it can in larger deployments

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StorMagic SvSAN 5.2
Software defined storage is the way forward for enterprises that will not tolerate any downtime...

Toshiba PX02SMB160 Enterprise SSD
There can surely no longer be any question that SSD technologies are making...

WD Sentinel DS6100 Windows Server
For smaller businesses some IT resources are out of reach, even though they can....

WD Sentinel DX4200 Windows...
Not all organisations require an application server, but most have enterprise class storage....
IBM Storwize V7000 Gen2
Virtualising storage in the enterprise is essential for big data apps but if the solution is difficult....
CloudSpeed Eco SATA SSD
CloudSpeed is a range of SATA SSD drives from SanDisk targeted squarely at the enterprise user, and based on technologies....
Enterprise storage virtualisation offers many advantages over proprietary hardware solutions including cost effectiveness....
C2C PST Enterprise
If you need to take complete control of your user's PST files, C2C PST Enterprise comes highly recommended....
Barracuda Backup Appliance 390
No right-thinking business would intentionally avoid their data backup obligations, but the management overheads....
GFI MAX Backup
The growth in cloud backup solutions is now exponential but GFI MAX Backup puts a new spin on this technology..
OCZ StoragePro XL
Deploying SSDs across your enterprise storage infrastructure is increasingly simple to do - but what about monitoring..
Analytics: time to get real
Michael Bradley, VP Operations & Technology Services EMEA, at Violin Memory examines how emerging storage..
Sepaton S2100-ES3
The S2100-ES3 is Sepaton's latest entry into the market for Purpose Built Backup Appliances (PBBAs)..
Synology RackStation RS10613xs+
Synology has always had a sharp focus on the SMB network storage market but its latest RS10613xs+..
At your service
NCE snapped up the 'Storage service company of the year' award at the 2014 Storage Awards...
Plotting a safe journey
Andrew Carr, CEO of Bull Information Systems, offers a selection of Top Tips for 'getting there with Hybrid Cloud Storage'
The generation game
The lack of cross-generation compatibility between technologies has led Fujifilm to introduce the concept...
The need for speed
Enterprise-ready SSDs can help to eliminate the costly 'one size fits all' approach to storage infrastructures...
The Virtual Reality of Big Data
The true value of Big Data comes when it is transformed into Big Intelligence, argues Michiel von der Crone..
Coming back around
In the second part of our special feature on tape, Warren Peel, MD of Trams, digs a little deeper into the business scenarios..
Virtually disaster-proof
Disaster recovery and business continuity planning are hard enough to manage, without the added complexities of increased..
Drive for perfection
To listen to some experts in the industry would lead you to believe that the hard disk is dead or dying, battered into submission by the upstart SSD..
Alpha mail
For some, the Cloud offers a simple and straightforward solution to their email volume issues, but is it really a fix..
A lasting legacy
Despite the inexorable rise of software-defined storage, virtualisation and other 'hardware-agnostic' approaches,...
Software-defined comes to the fore
This issue includes a couple of opinion/byline pieces around the topic of software-defined storage...
Crossing the channel
It is sometimes easy to lose track of the fact that, for many IT buyers, there is little or no direct contact...
Once in a lifetime
How long is a lifetime, exactly? I don't mean the traditional three-score years and ten that we all aspire to, rather
Talking heads
Unusually for Storage magazine, this last issue of the year features a whopping FIVE interviews in its pages
Returning for duty
After last issue's focus on our recent awards winners...
Virtual CIOs versus real world IT issues
This issue is relatively light on 'proper' feature material...
Big data, copy data, junk data?
As ever, this issue of Storage magazine features a wide selection of case studies that illustrate some best practices and highly innovative uses...
Who’s up for a heated debate?
Never let it be said that Storage magazine likes to stir up trouble...
An increasingly cloudy future…
With a brand new year stretching out before us, there could be no better time for a little crystal-ball gazing: what will be the 'hot topics'...
The hybrids are coming…
No, not a new sci-fi blockbuster appearing soon at your local multiplex - we're talking about hybrid drives of course; the technology that promises to deliver the storage..
Keeping the platters spinning
We've some genuinely fascinating content in this issue of Storage magazine, including a number of different views of the technology behind most storage systems, disk..
Ten 'Storries' High
So, another Storage Awards ceremony bites the dust - the tenth so far, and my first 'proper' awards since taking over the reins at the magazine this time last year
Clouding the issue?
This issue sees a plethora of opinions and bylines from some of the biggest and best known names in the storage industry, as well as some that will probably be..
Take your partners...
As a primarily end-user focused publication, it may seem odd for Storage magazine to want to discuss over several pages what's happening in the channel..
Does SDS fit the Bill?
Tarkan Maner, CEO at Nexenta, discusses the impact that the proposed Investigatory...

Bringing the enterprise up to speed
The Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) specification signifies a new age of SSD technology...

Enabling the next stage in VDI
Flash is playing a key role in the development of desktop virtualisation...

Watching brief
We live an increasingly surveillance-heavy society, which brings with it challenges...

Making 'dollar-sense' out of Flash
New ways of deploying Flash are reinforcing economic arguments that will...

Storage re-defined
The rise of open-source-based software-defined solutions signals a new era of agile...

Hitting the hard drive 'sweet spot'
As the data centre evolves, so must the disk drives that populate it, explains Matt Rutledge...

Believe the hype about hyper-converged storage
Sushant Rao of DataCore Software details real-world scenarios of how a hyper-converged infrastructure...
Flash Arrays: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Is everything rosy in the flash array garden? Nikhil Premanandan, Marketing Analyst at...
Reading ahead
OCZ's recently announced Saber 1000 SSD Series is perfect for read-intensive applications...
Transforming the enterprise - one tier at a time
Ken Oberman, VP of EMEA commercial sales at SanDisk, looks at the growth of flash in the data centre...
Two into one will go
Hybrid storage technologies look set to be a game-changer for backup and data....

Increasing the life expectancy of your flash
Scott Harlin, Marketing Communications Director of Enterprise Solutions for OCZ, describes....

Converging on flexibility
Emerging technologies such as Converged Network Adapters are allowing organisations....

Opportunity knocks for SSD
John Scaramuzzo, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Storage Solutions at SanDisk....

Five ways to use disk in data backup
Bill Andrews of ExaGrid considers the various approaches to disk based backup...

On-host Flash storage...
Scott Harlin of OCZ Storage Solutions discusses server-side storage...

Is it safe?
When it comes to error detection and correction technologies, not all SSD manufacturers are the same...
Under pressure to perform?
Scott Harlin of OCZ Storage Solutions, a Toshiba Group Company, discusses ways to address sustained and predictable enterprise...
Uncovering the hidden costs of straight disk..
In this article Bill Andrews, CEO of ExaGrid Systems, explores the hidden costs of settling for a straight disk solution...
Defining Moments
Software-defined networking (SDN) is capable of changing the way data centres are architected, says Paul Coates...
How to Build a Hybrid Drive
This article from Mine Budiman, Eric Dunn and Rick Ehrlich of Toshiba's Storage Products Division (SPD) traces the development..
Accelerating change
Faced with the everyday I.T. struggle to achieve low latency and high IOPS, there is more to the issue than just adding SSD flash..
A tale of two architectures
Bill Andrews, CEO of ExaGrid Systems Inc, argues that a scale-out approach is essential to safeguard data for the future
Tired of fixing one data centre bottleneck only to see another one emerge somewhere else? ...
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