Startups and legacy vendors alike rolled out all-flash platforms to highlight 2014 in flash, underscoring solid-state's steadily increasing footprint in the enterprise.
Startup's FuzeDrive Server software device provides kernel-level tiering that promotes hot writes to flash and keeps it there until displaced by newer data.
Western Digital's latest flash deal comes six weeks after Skyera beefed up the capacity to 136 TB of its single-controller 1U skyHawk all-flash array
We take a look back at the most-read content on SearchVirtualStorage during 2014 to see what trends are shaping the industry.
Now that VMware's VSAN has been generally available since March, we take a look back at analyst and customer feedback to see what we've learned about software-defined storage.
Boot to VHD may be seen as a novelty feature, but it also has practical uses in the workplace. Brien Posey explains in this expert answer.
AWS delivered about 450 feature releases this year -- here's the cream of the crop.
Test your knowledge of Amazon Web Services' simple queuing service with this 10-question quiz.
Users working on multiple devices want access to customized app environments. Cognito creates a back end for identity management and gives those users a consistent experience.
What's the best place to start with small business disaster recovery? What should small businesses do first? Once something is in place, how can they test their DR plan?
Paul Kirvan says that reminding senior management of the last disaster and impact to the organization is one way to get upper management buy-in for DR.
What are the five best ways to ensure personnel are trained in disaster response and ready to respond to a disaster event?
Backup 2014 included breakups as Symantec divorced itself, acquisition as EMC picked up cloud-to-cloud backup and additions as Hitachi Data Systems got into disk backup.
If you are running a small business that relies heavily on Google Apps, can you be sure your data is safe? Is there anything available to protect data created in the cloud?
The lines between backup, DR, archive, file sync and primary storage blurred in 2014 to streamline processes, reduce redundant copies and help with protecting and restoring data.
Seagate adds 6 TB E-NAS hard drives for SMBs and small enterprises that can scale to 96 TB in a 16-rack configuration.
HP adds real-time tiering and flash caching to its Dot Hill-sourced MSA arrays for SMBs. The HP MSA arrays have been enhanced with wide-striping and redirect-on-write snapshots.
Which archive type is best for small offices: tape, disk or the cloud? There are many factors you must consider before answering this question.
Brien Posey explains the benefits of the Resilient File System and examines the reasons why it has remained relatively unused.
Keep Cisco off the list of possible EMC suitors -- Cisco is too promiscuous a storage player to tie itself exclusively to one partner.
EMC Syncplicity adds Panorama for end users looking to manage online storage on mobile devices from multiple repositories.
News of a Nirvanix partnership filled in some details about Dell's cloud storage strategy, but the company still treats its cloud plans as a secret.
In our latest Storage Radio podcast, SearchStorage.com editors discuss the Riverbed Whitewater cloud data backup appliance for enterprise backups.
Deduplication is an important strategy for disaster recovery. Learn more about data dedupe solutions in this expert tip by Paul Kirvan.