Author Archives: Ken Hess

2011: Year of the SSD?

Disk manufacturers are putting a new spin on an old product: Solid State Drives. EMC reports that it shipped more than 10 petabytes of SSD capacity last year. Will 2011 be the Year of the SSD? Read More

Does SAN Make Tape Backups Obsolete?

Corporations have tried unsuccessfully to ditch tape in favor of other media for years. The arguments for replacing tape with SAN are compelling, but tape has two significant advantages over other media: cost and portability. Read More