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DEFINITION: An SSD (solid-state drive or solid-state disk) is a storage device that stores persistent data on solid-state flash memory. SSDs actually aren't hard drives at all, in the traditional sense of the term, as there are no moving parts involved. Instead, an SSD has an array of semiconductor memory organized as a disk drive, using integrated circuits (ICs) rather than magnetic or optical media. This arrangement  … 

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Choosing the Best Removable Disk for Your Backup
sponsored by Imation Corp.
EGUIDE: In this E-Guide you'll learn the pros and cons of utilizing removable disk storage for your backup and recovery operations. Discover what types of organizations can benefit most from this technology, explore a side-by-side comparison of disk vs. tape solutions, and explore key considerations before implementing a removable disk solution.
Posted: 31 Jan 2012 | Published: 31 Jan 2012

Imation Corp.

E-Guide: Choosing a Data Archiving Strategy: Disk, Tape or Both?
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
EGUIDE: Today’s organizations typically have three data archiving strategies they can choose from: disk archiving, tape archiving or a combination of both. This SearchDataBackup.com E-Guide offers insight into the advantages and disadvantages of each method, how to choose the best approach, and  the best and worst practices of data archives.
Posted: 16 Sep 2011 | Published: 16 Sep 2011

Symantec Corporation

E-Guide: New Wave of Automated Tiering Software Eases Migration, Adds Control
sponsored by Dell Compellent
EGUIDE: In this tutorial on automated tiering, we outline the sub-LUN offerings the major storage vendors are promoting alongside their SSD options. We also explore five questions users need to consider as they evaluate sub-LUN tiering options, and more.
Posted: 27 May 2011 | Published: 27 May 2011

Dell Compellent

Implementing a Unified Storage System in a Small Business Environment
sponsored by EMC
EGUIDE: Unified storage and multiprotocol storage are becoming more popular in small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). These unified storage systems offer more flexibility to a small business. This e-guide examines some considerations for implementing, deploying and managing a unified storage system.
Posted: 31 Mar 2011 | Published: 31 Mar 2011

EMC

Implementing a Unified Storage System in a Small Business Environment
sponsored by EMC
EGUIDE: Unified storage and multiprotocol storage are becoming more popular in small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). These unified storage systems offer more flexibility to a small business. This e-guide examines some considerations for implementing, deploying and managing a unified storage system.
Posted: 10 Mar 2011 | Published: 10 Mar 2011

EMC

Implementing a Unified Storage System in a Small Business Environment
sponsored by EMC Corporation
EGUIDE: Unified storage and multiprotocol storage are becoming more popular in small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). These unified storage systems offer more flexibility to a small business. This e-guide examines some considerations for implementing, deploying and managing a unified storage system.
Posted: 02 Mar 2011 | Published: 02 Mar 2011

EMC Corporation

Presentation Download: Advanced Backup School
sponsored by Iron Mountain
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This Advanced Backup School seminar presentation is guaranteed to provide you with time-tested advice and techniques that will make backup easier. Renowned backup guru W. Curtis Preston will review the basics – but will also be going into in-depth detail on the newest issues, technologies, and solutions surrounding backup.
Posted: 26 Jan 2011 | Published: 26 Jan 2011

Iron Mountain

A Better RAID Strategy for High Capacity Drives in Mainframe Storage
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper demonstrates that RAID 6 is less capable to prevent data loss with today's large capacity SATA and SAS HDDs. It will also share Oracle's designs to mitigate this risk. The integrity of customers' data is in jeopardy if these large capacity SATA/SAS HDDs are simply packaged into a RAID 6 group without additional mitigation.
Posted: 21 Dec 2010 | Published: 21 Dec 2010

Oracle Corporation

E-Book: Making the Case for Solid-State Storage
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
EBOOK: This all encompassing SearchStorage.com e-book will cover the bases of solid-state drives (SSD). Learn more about adding SSD drives instead of disk drives, how to implement NAND flash, and the benefits and fallbacks of standalone SSD arrays.
Posted: 20 Oct 2010 | Published: 20 Oct 2010

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

IBM Upgrades SVC with Solid State Drives - Achieves Better Storage Utilization
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: With the availability of solid-state storage within Version 5 of its SAN Volume Controller, IBM once again delivers outstanding tech-nological innovation to the data center. Read this paper to find out so much more.
Posted: 20 Oct 2010 | Published: 19 Oct 2009

IBM

Presentation Transcript: The Basics of RAID
sponsored by Nexsan
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: A RAID is a method of ganging up, so to speak, a bunch of disk drives, such that the availability and/or the performance is actually improved. Read this transcript for more basics of RAID.
Posted: 08 Jul 2010 | Published: 08 Jul 2010

Nexsan

Presentation Transcript - Solid State Drives and their Rapid Advent in Enterprise
sponsored by Atrato, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: I’m Deni Connor, Senior Analyst for Storage Strategies NOW. We are here today to talk about solid state drives, and their rapid advance in the enterprise. In this presentation transcript, I’m going to ask why the advent of SSDs and what is the problem that is being solved by them.
Posted: 24 Mar 2010 | Published: 24 Mar 2010

Atrato, Inc.

Benchmarking Enterprise SSDs
sponsored by sTec | HGST
WHITE PAPER: This paper will demonstrate differ­ences in comparative SSD products. The analysis reconciles instanta­neous benchmark data to actual user performance, over time in a work­ing system under a true enterprise workload.
Posted: 01 Mar 2010 | Published: 25 Feb 2010

sTec | HGST

Making Cents of Tape vs. Disk: The Complete Guide on What to Choose and Why
sponsored by Nexsan
WHITE PAPER: Since the cost comparison between tape and disk is obviously far more complex than the media itself, this brief outlines all the considerations necessary for a more complete understanding of the benefit and true cost comparison between tape and disk to help IT professionals choose and justify their backup environment.
Posted: 25 Feb 2010 | Published: 23 Feb 2010

Nexsan

Why SAS Matters - Cost Effective Performance with Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Technology from Hitachi
sponsored by Hitachi Vantara
WHITE PAPER: Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) is replacing Fibre Channel drives in high performance applications such as online transaction processing, real time analytics & streaming media. The key reasons for this transition are that SAS drives have the same or better reliability and data availability characteristics of Fibre Channel drives but are less expensive.
Posted: 25 Jan 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2009

Hitachi Vantara

ESG: Data De-Duplication and Disk Backup Systems, Part 1: Technology Considerations
sponsored by EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Data de-duplication is a very important topic because it really changes the way we perform backups. Read this presentation transcript for a discussion on the various technology considerations when applying data de-duplication technology to disk backup.
Posted: 14 Jan 2010 | Published: 14 Jan 2010

EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions

EMC CLARiiON AX4 Storage System
sponsored by EMC Corporation
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: The EMC® CLARiiON® AX4 is a versatile and cost-effective solution for organizations looking for an alternative to server-based storage. The AX4 delivers performance, scalability, and advanced data management features in one, easy-to-use storage solution.
Posted: 15 Dec 2009 | Published: 14 Dec 2009

EMC Corporation

RAID FAQ Presentation Transcript
sponsored by Nexsan
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Please read this presentation transcript, in which Andrew Burton, features editor for searchstorage.com, interviews Greg Shulz, Founder and Senior Analyst with Storage Dial Group, about RAIDS. Shulz will provide a synopsis of the different RAID levels, their characteristics and when to use each level?
Posted: 08 Dec 2009 | Published: 07 Dec 2009

Nexsan

High-Performance Hybrid Arrays (HPHAs)
sponsored by Adaptec, Inc.
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Built on Adaptec Unified Serial® (SATA/SAS) Series 5Z, Series 5 and Series 2 storage controller technology, High-performance Hybrid Arrays (HPHAs) provide for maximum performance at the lowest capital investment and operating costs.
Posted: 04 Nov 2009 | Published: 04 Nov 2009

Adaptec, Inc.

ESG Report: Key Questions to Ask When Considering Deduplication and D2D Backup
sponsored by EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Please read this presentation transcript featuring the first of a two-part ESG e-Seminar Series on data de-duplication. In part one, Tony Asaro, ESG Senior Analyst, and Heidi Biggar ESG analyst, will discuss the various technology considerations when applying data deduplication technology to disk backup.
Posted: 29 Sep 2009 | Published: 28 Jan 2008

EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions

Tucson Police Department Moves To Digital Imaging With Linear Systems And LSI 3ware RAID Controllers
sponsored by LSI Corporation.
CASE STUDY: When the Tucson Police Department decided to equip its crime scene specialists with digital cameras, it chose Linear Systems Enterprise DIMS ImageServer for the ID Section’s server and storage needs. For its RAID protection, Linear Systems chose the LSI 3ware 9650SE controller card. Read on to find out the amazing results.
Posted: 18 Sep 2009 | Published: 17 Sep 2009

LSI Corporation.

Windows Server and Storage eBook, Ch 3 - Assess Your Data Center Storage Needs
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EBOOK: Servers play a crucial role in daily enterprise operations. But even the most powerful and resilient servers are useless without adequate storage. Storage solutions contain the operating systems, applications and virtual images needed to operate every server. This eBook chapter will help you better understand your data center storage challenges.
Posted: 11 Aug 2009 | Published: 10 Aug 2009

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

MicroScan De-Duplication Minimizes Replication Bandwidth and Storage Requirements
sponsored by FalconStor Software
WHITE PAPER: Read this document to learn how FalconStor's powerful MicroScan technology works to minimize duplicate data and help save considerable bandwidth, storage resources, and overhead.
Posted: 10 Feb 2009 | Published: 10 Feb 2009

FalconStor Software

Go Green with IBM System x Servers and Intel Xeon Processors
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: By "going green" with energy-efficient IBM® System x™ servers featuring Intel® Xeon® processors, you can win back control of your IT budget--and win the battle with data center power constraints.
Posted: 16 Jan 2009 | Published: 16 Jan 2009

IBM

Dell ProSupport Certified Data Destruction
sponsored by DellEMC and Intel®
DATA SHEET: The Certified Data Destruction Service can give Dell customers - from small businesses to large public companies and government agencies - peace of mind that your sensitive data stored on a failed hard drive will not fall into the wrong hands.
Posted: 09 Jan 2009 | Published: 09 Jan 2009

DellEMC and Intel®
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