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How to Build a Storage and Backup Strategy for Your Small Business

Today's businesses generate more data than ever before. Luckily, storage technology is correspondingly cheaper and more plentiful than ever before. This means your small business has work to do if you want to build an effective storage and backup strategy. Full Story »
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Read This Before You Buy Another Hard Drive

It's rare that a company would release internal data on drive failure rates -- even more so when that company, Backblaze, earns its living storing consumer data in the cloud. That makes the hard drive data released this week even more valuable.

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Dell Compellent Storage Delivers Flash Speeds at Disk Prices

Dell's latest update to the Compellent Storage Center includes a novel approach to tiered SSDs, but it comes with caveats.

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4 Tech Innovations That Improve Data Center Scalability

In today's business environment, companies are expected to grow quickly. This means their data centers must grow quickly, too. These four technological advances will help firms scale up -- and down, when necessary -- so growth doesn't turn into a bad thing.

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6 Steps for Setting Up a Small Business Server Room

Are you worried about relying on a third-party online service provider to store your business data in light of NSA spying revelations? Learn how to set up your own server room for an on-premises deployment instead.

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How Intel Plans to Destroy the Legacy Data Center

These days, and with the help of Cisco and EMC, Intel is dipping its toes into the networking and storage ends of the enterprise technology pool. Add this to Intel's server expertise and the data center of the future may be at hand.

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In-Memory Technology Speeds Up Data Analytics

Long the purview of financial firms looking for an edge as they make lightning-fast transactions, in-memory technology is starting to catch the attention of many firms that conduct real-time analysis.

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How to Secure USB Drives and Other Portable Storage Devices

For all their convenience, misplaced or stolen storage devices often result in the loss of confidential data. To protect against embarrassing, costly and damaging data breaches, take these steps to protect your employees' portable storage devices.

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Oracle's Delusional Hardware Marketing Isn't Fooling Anyone

Despite repeated reprimands from the National Adverting Review Board, Oracle continues to run ads making questionable claims that its Sun hardware outperforms the competition. This isn't surprising--perception often trumps reality in advertising, after all--but will Oracle ever be able to back up its claims?

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Netgear ReadyNAS Ultra 2 Small, Simple and Affordable

Small businesses looking for network attached storage would be wise to look at the Netgear ReadyNAS Ultra 2. Administrators will find this appliance easy to manage and will appreciate its support for third-party add-ons.

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Flash Storage Offers Fast Path to VDI, Better App Performance

As traditional storage environments hinder application performance and increase latency, enterprises are turning to flash storage to improve performance and implement virtual desktop infrastructure. More widespread use of flash storage, though, may require vendors to be flexible with their pricing.

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Transcend ESD200 Review: A Fast Little External SSD

A very portable SSD with impressive performance but less-than-satisfactory backup software.

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How to Pick a CPU When Buying Servers

As your IT team looks to upgrade your computational and enterprise storage systems, be sure you understand the choices and tradeoffs you face regarding your high-performance server CPU options. Some of our recommendations may seem, well, counterintuitive.

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Tape Storage Finds New Life in the Enterprise and Beyond

Tape is not dead--far from it. In fact, many enterprises depend on it for cost-effective long-term storage. Tape is also finding new applications in the virtualized and increasingly video-centric world of IT. As enterprises deal with bigger sets of data, tape will play a vital role going forward.