• May 01, 2015 01 May'15

    It's time to shift from data-dumb to data-aware storage

    With flash and virtualization technologies becoming readily available, the time has come for storage to evolve from data dumb to data aware.

  • May 01, 2015 01 May'15

    Smarter storage from metadata, object stores

    One of the distinguishing features of object storage systems is their ability to package more metadata with each object they store. That metadata could be used to restrict access, define a file's lifecycle and its ultimate disposition. Other storage products are emerging that can do the same or similar type of data classification. This allows data management tasks to be automated via policies set by IT, thus creating smarter storage systems.

    Enterprise file sync-and-share use has taken off in many organizations, but consumer file sync-and-share use can leave corporate data unprotected. In-house EFSS can help guard against data loss by giving IT oversight and control.

    Today, organizations face a wide array of storage challenges. Luckily, there are myriad training and certification opportunities for IT pros looking to bolster their knowledge of the storage technologies.

  • March 31, 2015 31 Mar'15

    Move away from the LUN for storage snapshots

    Howard Marks discusses creating storage snapshots, the move to virtual workloads and the death of the LUN.

  • March 16, 2015 16 Mar'15

    Website upgrades lay groundwork for customer experience strategy

    For companies trying to step into the modern era with Web presence, WCM software investments are only the first step.

  • December 15, 2014 15 Dec'14

    Panzura fortifies global file locking, adds element locking

    The enhancement enables users in multiple geographies to access different portions of a file simultaneously, without overwriting to shared cloud storage.

  • October 13, 2014 13 Oct'14

    Legal entity identifier, other semantic data mean better governance

    When Lehman Brothers failed in 2008, regulators and other banks had precious little data to gauge wider financial risks. Enter legal entity identifiers, a form of semantic data.

  • August 22, 2014 22 Aug'14

    Develop a DAM system that is more than a repository

    A successful DAM system is more than just a place to offload rich media. John DeMarco of 3M discusses how to make digital asset management a valuable part of a company's strategy.

  • May 07, 2014 07 May'14

    Keep EMC XtremIO performance comparison in perspective, analyst says

    Storage Switzerland's George Crump discusses a slide at EMC World 2014 that compared EMC XtremIO performance with that of an unnamed competitor.

  • April 28, 2014 28 Apr'14

    SharePoint 2013 migration revitalizes content accessibility

    SharePoint 2013 search has improved, but content accessibility really lies in encouraging users to rethink information and its organization.

  • April 08, 2014 08 Apr'14

    Metadata landmines in SharePoint migrations

    Migrating to SharePoint, particularly from a third-party platform, can wreak havoc on metadata if you don't know what you're dealing with.