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The InfoWorld guide to disaster recovery done right

This comprehensive guide walks you through every step you'll need to take to preserve your data before disaster strikes

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Review: VMware Virtual SAN turns storage inside-out

VMware's VSAN 1.0 combines easy setup and management with high availability and high performance -- and freedom from traditional storage systems

10 tech support requests you never want to hear from your family

From forgotten passwords to the vague 'problem,' these calls are sure to try the patience of any tech pro

Dell Storage branches out with midsize arrays, software-defined appliances

New arrays will be configurable as hybrid or all flash and will undercut competing solid-state arrays

Violin and Microsoft play all-flash storage duet to speed up applications

Storage vendor puts Windows Storage Server in its flash array for enterprises, speeding data delivery for use in Microsoft applications

How VMware wants to reinvent the SAN

Virtual SAN software runs on x86 servers that an enterprise may already have and can be deployed as an overlay approach without the need to invest in new hardware

Review: Dell Compellent storage delivers flash speeds at disk prices

Dell's latest update to the Compellent Storage Center includes a novel approach to tiered SSDs, but it comes with caveats

Samsung introduces first 1TB MiniSATA SSD

The new 840 EVO mSATA SSD is 60 percent thinner than a standard 2.5-inch notebook drive

Fibre Channel hits key landmark on the way to 32Gbps

Specification calling for 32Gbps is finished, though faster SANs may not ship until 2016

VMware adds more scale to Virtual SAN beta

The updated beta version allows users to add more drives to their servers

Review: Flash your way to better VMware performance

PernixData FVP clusters server-side flash to improve virtual machine performance and reduce SAN latency

Review: QNAP NAS meets XBMC media center

QNAP's TS-669L can store all your content and play it directly to your TV, though HD playback could be smoother

Review: HP 3PAR conjures powerful storage magic

HP 3PAR StoreServ 7400 combines high scalability, high performance, and a big bag of tricks for easing storage management

QLogic promises speed, simplicity with first cache-on-adapter products

First Mt. Rainier technology product, the FabricCache 1000 series adapter, will include a 200GB or 400GB flash card

What is Windows Storage Server?

About the only difference between Windows Storage Server and Windows Server is the hardware

Windows Server 2012 makes storage cool again

The storage improvements in Windows Server 2012 are seriously worth investigating

EMC's Project X may have wide impact on data centers

The company plans to ship an all-flash storage array next year for use across data centers

HDS releases converged infrastructure platform

Hitachi Data Systems' pre-built solutions are designed for combined storage, servers, networking switches, and virtualization software

Intel announces reference platform for storage servers

Intel's new network-attached storage reference platform emphasizes security, multimedia capabilities

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