Industry Perspectives

A Distributed Caching Approach to Server-based Storage Acceleration

MARC LEAVITT<br>QLogicMARC LEAVITT
QLogic

Storage I/O is the primary performance bottleneck for most virtualized and data-intensive applications. While processor and memory performance have grown in step with Moore’s Law, storage performance has lagged far behind. This performance gap is further widened by the rapid growth in data volumes that most organizations are experiencing today, writes Marc Leavitt of QLogic. Read More

Four Reasons to Build Data Center Capacity Off-Site

STEPHEN MADAFFARI<BR>Data Centers DeliveredSTEPHEN MADAFFARI
Data Centers Delivered

In building modular data centers, there is no one answer because every project is different. However, there are four factors to consider when determining whether or not your project should be built off-site, writes Stephen Madaffari of Data Centers Delivered. Read More

Disaster Recovery in the Cloud Age

ROBERT OFFLEY<br />CentriLogicROBERT OFFLEY
CentriLogic

Disaster recovery procedures are nothing new, but the evolution of cloud hosting allows organizations to leverage aspects of physical and virtual technologies to ensure their information systems and internal business practices remain operational in the event of any type of disaster, writes Robert Offley of CentriLogic. Read More

The Sticking Power of Tape Storage in the Age of Big Data

BRIAN TRUSKOWKSKI<br />IBMBRIAN TRUSKOWKSKI
IBM

While there was a great deal of experimentation going on in the early days of the computer industry – and while there have been a great number of innovations since – it’s fair to say that the digital storage industry as we know it today would not have occurred without an innovation created by a team of IBM engineers 60 years ago. The innovation enabled the massive calculating machines of the day to save their results digitally on reels of magnetic tape instead of on punch cards, creating entirely new ways to view and gain insight from, digital information, writes Brian Truskowski of IBM. Read More

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