Computer data storage is accomplished on a variety of physical devices including memory chips, disk and tape drives, flash and other solid state memory and new storage mediums that store and read information. Data storage is an overhead archival cost that must also be managed for risk and compliance across a lifecycle of demand, usability and disposal.


NewsOracle Corp. (ORCL) announced a new data center hardware strategy that lowers the prices of its products to increase adoption of its software.
NewsLarge and midsize companies are embracing Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) offerings that feature hybrid cloud capabilities, according to new research from TechNavio.
InsightsA small number of information-rich data streams, leveraged properly, can yield more value than masses of captured data.
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NewsThe storage industry continues to evolve and the flash-based array market, including all-flash arrays (AFAs) and hybrid flash arrays (HFAs), is showing explosive growth, according to new research from International Data Corp. (IDC).
NewsA majority of financial services organizations (58%) use in-memory technologies, which provide the level of processing power often essential for real-time analytic applications.
GuidanceAs organizations witness massive data growth, storage will continue to be seen as a cost center. However, the vast data stores could be turned into a strategic business enabler.
NewsThe lion’s share of big data spending currently is going to hardware and professional services, but over time, software vendors will capture a proportionally larger piece, predicts SNS Research.
NewsIncreasing demand for recovery-as-a service, among other services, will fuel IaaS and cloud market growth worldwide, according to a new study from TechNavio.
NewsA majority of organizations identify data backup and recovery as critical, yet most also think current methodologies for backup are incomplete, and most doubt they can fully recover data in a two-hour window, according to a survey of 453 IT and security professionals in the United States and Canada conducted online by Dimensional Research in October 2014.
New Product NewsContinuuity, Guavus, IBM, Looker, Others Announce New Products
Information Management NewsAccording to survey results published last week during HIMSS14, inconsistent data backup and archiving practices at hospitals are “putting data and organizations at risk and unnecessarily straining IT storage budgets.”
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