Data Backup & Archiving

Evaluating Your Storage Options: Tape or Cloud

Over the past few years or so, data protection has trended towards the Cloud. But that doesn’t mean tape is dead—far from it. Today’s forward-thinking organisations needs to evaluate the risks, long-term costs and the respective strength and weaknesses of both tape and Cloud to decide which option better addresses […]


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The Consequences of Data Hoarding

At some point during the past decade, storage costs crossed a threshold that made it cheaper and easier for organisations to keep data than to throw it away. That technology trend is only accelerating. The cost of disk storage has dropped more than 90% from $1.24 in 2005 to less […]


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How to Reduce Data Management Costs- Part Two

In my last blog, I looked at some of the data management costs businesses face. Here are a few more hidden costs that go beyond primary storage expenses. Seeing Double: The Soft Costs of Dirty Data Hard dollar costs are one thing, but the soft costs of managing data are […]


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How to Reduce Data Management Costs: Part One

Instead of talking about the traditional costs of data management, what if the discussion became broader and more holistic? In the age of Big Data, IT professionals and CIOs are increasingly tasked with taking more comprehensive views of their organisations’ data. This requires them to evaluate not just the buy-in costs […]


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Thoughts of the Future of LTFS and Disk

For years, disk vendors have heralded the death of tape. Will tape vendors soon be saying the same for disk? In a recent Forbes article, Tom Coughlin argues that a recent wave of industry announcements will have an impact on data storage, protection and long term preservation. Couglin notes that NVM Express, an […]


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