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Weigh the pros and cons of technologies, products and projects you are considering.

  • Buyers of NAS boxes think capacity -- and more capacity

    While hyper-converged systems and software-defined storage get most of the headlines, users who need capacity are still shopping for NAS systems. Continue Reading

  • Object storage market vendors give NAS a nudge

    In this issue of Storage magazine, we examine object storage's scalability, resiliency, accessibility, security and manageability. Object storage is the foundation of cloud storage due to its greater scalability and resiliency over traditional file-based storage, and now a growing list of vendors in the object storage market are delivering object products intended to replace overtaxed NAS systems.

    Pricing and capacity make the public cloud a viable alternative to local backups. Where you run your apps and what data you need to back up are key factors when balancing the pros and cons of running backups locally or using the cloud as a backup target or a tier in a hybrid arrangement.

    Traditional storage platforms aren't up to the task of maintaining data lakes, which are most commonly associated with Hadoop architectures. But storage vendors now offer HDFS support that enables Hadoop processing using more traditional storage infrastructures.

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  • Object storage architecture removes file crawl issues

    When dealing with large data sets, you don't want to use system resources to examine all files to get your information. Object storage, and its unique identifiers, eases the process. Continue Reading

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Manage NAS

Learn to apply best practices and optimize your operations.

  • Dropbox partner ecosystem helps with security, shadow IT

    Dropbox channel partners, which number more than 2,200 worldwide, are looking for places to add value around the file storage service as it moves into the business space. Continue Reading

  • Unified storage array offers best of both worlds

    With both file and block protocols supported, unified arrays provide configuration flexibility to handle a variety of applications. Continue Reading

  • The state of the software-defined storage market

    The software-defined storage market is getting a lot of attention these days, piquing the interest of budget-challenged storage managers. But the lure of software running on the cheap may be misleading if you're not ready for some DIY or to sacrifice some of the features you come to expect in storage systems. We profile the various iterations of software-defined storage, and offer detailed pros and cons of each.

    Some say that archiving is one of the key killer apps that will make cloud storage a popular option. There are some compelling advantages to shipping unused data off site, but you need to know about the sometimes subtle differences among these services.

    In our 10th Quality Awards for NAS systems, we had one surprise winner -- Synology -- and a NAS pioneer returning to the winner's circle after a short absence -- NetApp. Read about how your peers rank NAS products for their service, support and reliability.

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