New technology and best practices are driving the adoption of thin provisioning.
As storage vendors continue to improve on their storage management tools, data configuration gets easier and better.
Storage sprawl has become a problem for many organizations. Storage administrators are fighting back by consolidating storage hardware in order to simplify their storage environments. However, storage consolidation isn't simply a matter of buying new hardware during a technology refresh.
EMC won its bidding war against NetApp to acquire data dedupe specialist Data Domain for $2.1 billion, but faces integration challenges. Meanwhile, NetApp ponders its Plan B.
Looking to outbid rival NetApp, EMC boosts its offer for data deduplication vendor Data Domain to US$2.1 billion, or $33.50 per share.
At the heel of EMC's attempt to woo Data Domain with a cash offer at a 20% premium over NetApp's initial offer, Data Domain has announced that it's entering a new agreement with its original suitor.
Two suitors within two weeks -- will Data Domain choose NetApp or EMC? Check out Joe Tucci's letter to Frank Slootman, and place your bets!
The practice of tiered storage has emerged as a way to mitigate this expense by keeping mission-critical data on the fastest disk platforms, while relegating less valuable data to slower and less expensive storage, such as SATA disk or even tape.
This segment of the Tiered Storage Buying Guide covers specific considerations for data classification tools, such as indexing, search and migration.
This chapter of the Tiered Storage Buying guide focuses on specific considerations for data migration tools, such as where data migration will be handled.