Storage - maintaining and retaining data - was a big issue in 2010, and continues to be an area that generates discussion in the data center community. Opinion leaders presented their views in 2010 Industry Perspectives columns. We've pulled together these for easy reading. Enjoy!
How Server Virtualization Impacts Storage
By Heidi Biggar, Hitachi Data Systems, March 3, 2010
While most organizations understand the value of a virtualized server infrastructure to their businesses moving forward, many make the critical mistake of either downplaying or overlooking completely the important role storage plays in these environments.
VTL: Key Tool for Shifting Tape Backups to Disk
By Mike DiMeglio, Falcon Stor, October 8, 2010
Tape-based data protection is less useful and sometimes problematic, as IT environments are becoming increasingly virutalized. Virtual Tape Libraries (VTL), which have multiple benefits, are being introduced as a solution to the "pain" of tape back-ups.
Tackling the Logjam in Enterprise Storage
By Dan Leary, Nimble Storage, November 10, 2010
The current logjam in storage is a result of the separation of primary storage and backup. Rethinking storage has resulted in innovations in architecture and appliances.
2011 Will Bring Virtualization Options for SMBS
By Eric Courville, VM6 Software, December 3, 2010
2010 marked a change in the virtualization landscape as the big players saw an untapped market in the small and medium-business (SMB) space. The coming year will mark the turning point for SMBs, as there is an increased availability of solutions designed with these organizations in mind.
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