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2017 eNewsletters
January - Featuring
Editor's Comment:This issue includes a thought-provoking piece looking at the growth of flash in the enterprise - and balancing that against a continuing reluctance to move towards an all-flash architecture...
Flash into the mainstream
More and more enterprises are transitioning to Flash-based architectures, suggests a new study from 451 Research - but cost concerns linger over All-Flash Array technologies...
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2016 eNewsletters
November - Featuring
Editor's Comment:An opinion piece in this issue of the Storage magazine e-Newsletter looks in depth at the pros and cons of 'traditional' and cloud storage, from the perspective of business application requirements rather than technology feature comparisons....
Tape measures
Jon Toigo of Iron Mountain asks whether tape storage could save us from the 'Zettabyte Apocalypse'...
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October - Featuring
Editor's Comment:This issue of the Storage magazine e-Newsletter includes a thought-provoking piece from Hammer's Gerard Marlow which looks at the potential impact on IT infrastructure of the much-heralded Internet of Things...
Hybrid to the rescue for SME sector
Hybrid cloud architecture has been a while maturing, but now offers businesses unparalleled flexibility, ROI and scalability. Andrew Stuart, MD for EMEA at Datto...
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September - Featuring
Editor's Comment:This issue of the Storage magazine e-Newsletter includes some research findings from NetApp which suggest that while enterprises require high performance...
DR in the cloud: read all about it
It is more important than ever that businesses understand the difference between DRaaS and backup, argues Lilac Schoenbeck, VP...
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August - Featuring
Editor's Comment:This issue of the Storage magazine e-Newsletter includes a piece from Samsung Semiconductor’s Thomas Arenz that introduces yet another new technology...
Flash takes centre stage
Thomas Arenz of Samsung Semiconductor Europe predicts a future of flash-based data centres that exploit V-NAND and NVMe technologies...
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July - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Last month saw the 13th annual Storage Awards take place at London’s Grand Connaught Rooms – unlucky thirteen for some I suppose (i.e. those who didn’t win), but it has to be said that overall...
Flash in the pan
While flash continues to win over converts seeking high IOPS and low latency, there is...
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June - Featuring
Editor's Comment:An article in this issue of the Storage magazine e-newsletter addresses a topic we’ve covered countless times in the past (and will doubtless cover again in future) – the need for a comprehensive backup strategy, especially when upgrading operating systems or migrating data...
Drive for results
Despite some drops in demand, the HDD enterprise market remains buoyant, says Nick Powling of drive distributor Hammer...
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May - Featuring
Editor's Comment:This issue of the Storage magazine e-newsletter covers a lot of ground, even by our normal exacting standards: we look at migration strategies, Flash in the data centre, cloud and much more...
Flash to the rescue for SaaS providers
Flash technologies could turn out to be key to the future success - or otherwise - of SaaS...
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April - Featuring
Editor's Comment:By the time you read this column, nominations will have closed for this year’s Storage Awards – and if you missed your chance to nominate, don’t blame me;...
Net benefits
Management tools have helped Young's Seafood to improve support and response...
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March - Featuring
Editor's Comment:As I write this column, there are only a few weeks left for nominations to this year’s Storage Awards: April 4th is the closing date, after...
Servers are the new storage
George Teixeira, CEO, DataCore Software, argues the case for unlocking the power...
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February - Featuring
Editor's Comment: A recently released report from WD into storage purchasing trends suggests that reliability has become the key factor in buying decisions,...
Rethink your approach to data management
The challenges of Big Data and digital business could be best addressed by a Data...
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January - Featuring
Editor's Comment: In our first e-newsletter of 2016 we include a comprehensive and occasionally controversial round-up of industry predictions for the sector....
Futurology: what does 2016 hold for the storage industry?
We take a look ahead, courtesy of our expert panel of industry observers
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2015 eNewsletters
December - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Our last issue of 2015 includes an interview with Quantum's Christo Conidaris, in which he talks about the 'data tsunami' that threatens to engulf today's businesses; a scenario in which unstructured data...
How will you read your data in 100 years?
...or even 200 years? Nik Stanbridge, VP Marketing, Arkivum, examines some of the issues....
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November - Featuring
Editor's Comment:This issue of our eNewsletter includes a look at new LTO-7 specifications which set out the likely path for tape cartridge developments. The figures look impressive: up to 15TB per cartridge...
LTO-7: got it taped?
In September the LTO Program Technology Provider Companies - HP, IBM and Quantum....
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October - Featuring
Editor's Comment:As this issue of our e-Newsletter goes out the story on everyone’s lips is the proposed takeover by Dell of EMC, in a deal reported to be worth some US$67bn. The PR from both....
Must big data mean big risk?
As companies deploy Hadoop for big data, they open critical information to compromise....
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September - Featuring
Editor's Comment:As you receive this issue of the Storage magazine e-newsletter, we are rapidly approaching the IT industry's largest showcase event, IP Expo, and our feature includes a wealth....
Inheriting issues
There are a number of options available to an organisation looking to effectively manage....
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August - Featuring
Editor's Comment:For better or worse, we live these days in an increasingly surveillance-oriented society - the UK has more CCTV cameras per head of population than any other Western country. So it is not really any surprise....
Watching brief
We live an increasingly surveillance-heavy society, which brings with it challenges to storage technology....
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July - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Our Opinion piece in this issue from Suse's Jason Phippen is likely to provoke strong reactions of one sort or another: some readers may agree and feel that his suggestions are an obvious development...
Enabling the next stage in VDI
Flash is playing a key role in the development of desktop virtualisation, says Marcos Burnett, Sales Director for Northern Europe, SanDisk
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June - Featuring
Editor's Comment:This edition of our e-newsletter has something of a 'hard drive focus', featuring as it does a fascinating opinion piece from WD's Matt Rutledge on how disk drive technologies must evolve to keep up...
Hitting the hard drive 'sweet spot'
As the data centre evolves, so must the disk drives that populate it, explains Matt Rutledge, senior vice president of storage technology, WD
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May - Featuring
Editor's Comment:This edition of the Storage magazine e-newsletter will arrive in your inbox just a week or two before the deadline for voting in this year's Storage Awards (see www.storage-awards.com...
At your service
NCE snapped up the 'Storage service company of the year' award at the 2014 Storage Awards. Storage magazine editor David Tyler visited the company's Wiltshire offices...
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April - Featuring
Editor's Comment:It's over a year since Storage magazine interviewed FujiFilm's Roger Moore about their then newly-announced d:ternity offering - a long term archival service that got round the problems of what Moore described as 'cross-generation compatibility'...
Flash arrays - the good the bad and the ugly
Is everything rosy in the flash array garden? Nikhil Premanandan, Marketing Analyst at IT management specialist ManageEngine, puts the technology under the microscope...
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March - Featuring
Editor's Comment:This issue of our e-Newsletter includes rare interviews with some of the industry's biggest brands, namely Quantum and Toshiba. Only Storage magazine is able to get this close...
Reading ahead
OCZ's recently announced Saber 1000 SSD Series is perfect for read-intensive applications, as well as being targeted squarely...
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February - Featuring
Editor's Comment:The big news as this edition of our newsletter is published is that once again it is time to put on your thinking caps and decide who are the biggest and best names...
Preservation order
Compliance, by its very nature, can only go one way, but some companies still falsely believe that they can demonstrate...
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January - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Welcome to the first Storage magazine eNewsletter of 2015 - and many thanks to the many readers who took the time to contact us after our last edition with their thoughts...
One tier at a time
Ken Oberman, VP of EMEA commercial sales at SanDisk, looks at the growth of flash in the data centre
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2014 eNewsletters
December - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Welcome to the December issue of the Storage magazine e-Newsletter, which as ever features a broad selection of editorial content covering the entire gamut of storage related technologies...
Storing up health problems
John Scaramuzzo of SanDisk offers a perspective on the changes affecting the Healthcare sector, how IT is helping to address those changes, and how Flash technology can make a difference for patients and medical care providers alike.
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November - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Some fascinating content in the November edition of our eNewsletter, not least of which is the interview with Ash Ashutosh of Actifio...
Big data - no big deal
Geoffrey Noer, VP, Product Management at Panasas offers a guide to high-performance NAS in an increasingly data-centric world
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October - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Welcome to the Storage magazine e-Newsletter for October. If you've ever thought that no-one could possibly have it worse than you when it comes...
Mind your own business
Kate Baker of Custodian Data Centre offers 'a colocation perspective' on efficiencies and the role of Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM)
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September - Featuring
Editor's Comment:In this edition of the Storage magazine eNewsletter, you are sure to find content to hold your attention, whether your interest is in hard drive technologies....
Opportunity knocks for SSD
John Scaramuzzo, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Storage Solutions at SanDisk, argues that Cloud and Hyperscale environments offer a variety of applications that are highly suitable for SSD technologies
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August - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Welcome once again to the Storage magazine e-Newsletter, and an edition with some fascinating - and occasionally contradictory - ideas expressed in its content....
On host flash storage performance - advanced and accelerated
Scott Harlin of OCZ Storage Solutions discusses server-side storage focused on performance, application acceleration and virtualisation
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July - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Welcome to the July edition of the Storage magazine e-newsletter, which as ever includes a wide range of features, opinions and case studies from all corners of the storage map........
Is it safe?
When it comes to error detection and correction technologies, not all SSD manufacturers are the same, according to SanDisk's Chris Smith.
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June - Featuring
Editor's Comment:In our last Storage magazine enewsletter I made much of the featured interview with FujiFilm about an entirely new offering from the company.......
The need for speed
Enterprise-ready SSDs can help to eliminate the costly 'one size fits all' approach to storage infrastructures, argues John Scaramuzzo, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Storage Solutions at SanDisk
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May - Featuring
Editor's Comment:This issue of our Storage magazine newsletter comes to you just a few short weeks before the annual Storage Awards ceremony – the biggest and best event for our industry.......
Under pressure to perform?
Scott Harlin of OCZ Storage Solutions, a Toshiba Group Company, discusses ways to address sustained and predictable enterprise application performance with SSD devices
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April - Featuring
Editor's Comment:I recently attended a global launch from one of the biggest names in the storage industry, at which (as well as promoting their latest product offering, of course).......
Adapting to change in a virtual world
Michiel von der Crone of CommVault examines the need for 'global class computing' - described by Gartner as "an approach to designing systems and architectures that extends computing processes outside the enterprise and into the cultures of the consumer, mobile worker and business partners"
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March - Featuring
Editor's Comment:This issue of the Storage magazine newsletter includes an article from our last print edition......
The power of three
Growing businesses need to adopt three good habits: caching, tiering and automatically tuning their storage, argues Joe Disher, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Overland Storage
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February - Featuring
Editor's Comment:The arguments between vendors about which is better, hard disk or SSD, have been raging ever since flash first started to make its way into the data centre, and look set to continue for some time yet.
False economy
Nigel Houghton, Regional Sales Manager EMEA at Aptare, argues that monitoring and reporting on your storage infrastructure.....
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January - Featuring
Editor's Comment: Welcome to the first Storage magazine e-newsletter of 2014 - our New Year's resolution is to continue to grow our readership after a phenomenally successful first year!...
Tape: On a roll
Not for the first time, rumours of 'the death of tape' have been greatly exaggerated, suggests Mark O'Malley, strategic marketing manager, Quantum...
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2013 eNewsletters
December - Featuring
Editor's Comment: Welcome to the final edition of the Storage magazine e-Newsletter for 2013. As you’ll know, this newsletter is something of an experiment for us here at the magazine, and I’m delighted...
Virtually disaster-proof
Disaster recovery and business continuity planning are hard enough to manage, without the added complexities of increased virtualisation and Big Data infrastructures. Storage magazine examines the issues...
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November - Featuring
Editor's Comment: Welcome to the November edition of the Storage magazine e-Newsletter, which includes some exclusive feature content looking at disk drive technology developments and email archiving...
Drive for perfection
To listen to some experts in the industry would lead you to believe that the hard disk is dead or dying, battered into submission by the upstart SSD. Users in the real world though will know that this is not the case...
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October - Featuring
Editor's Comment: Welcome to the Octorber edition of the Storage magazine e-Newsletter, which has a very technology-oriented focus while still being all about business...
Analytics - time to get real
Michael Bradley, VP Operations & Technology Services EMEA, at Violin Memory examines how emerging storage technologies can support the increasing demand for Real-Time Analytics...
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August - Featuring
Editor's Comment: In the features and interviews in this edition of the Storage magazine e-newsletter, there is a distinct emphasis on Cloud - despite the fact that, as I write this, the UK has almost forgotten what clouds look like...
Don't have data centre nightmares
There are all sorts of scenarios that data centre managers are right to fear, says Ralph Wynn, senior product marketing manager, FalconStor Software - but automated Disaster Recovery can help keep the nightmares at bay...
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July - Featuring
Editor's Comment: In the July edition of the Storage magazine e-newsletter, we are delighted to include a wide range of opinions and byline articles from right across the industry. NexSan offer some key considerations...
The recovery position
Gary Watson, Chief Technology Officer at Nexsan, offers some key considerations for backup and recovery planning, whatever the size of your business...
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May - Featuring
Editor's Comment: Welcome to the May edition of the Storage Magazine Newsletter. Welcome to this, our second Storage magazine eNewsletter, and thank you to all the readers who took the time to compliment us on the first...
Time to change the channel?
As users look for ways to balance their needs for storage efficiency, reliability, performance and capacity with the drive for cost control, they are demanding more from channel partners than ever before. How is the channel responding to these...
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April - Featuring
Editor's Comment: Welcome to the April edition of the Storage Magazine Newsletter. Now in their tenth year, the Storage Awards (or 'Storries') have become a key part of the industry calendar, showcasing and rewarding...
Clouded Judgement
Many companies - especially SMEs - still view the cloud with caution. Storage magazine asks if the time is right to throw that caution to the wind...
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March - Featuring
Editor's Comment: Welcome to the March edition of the Storage Magazine Newsletter. Now in their tenth year, the Storage Awards (or 'Storries') have become a key part of the industry calendar, showcasing and rewarding...
Building for the future
Building solutions company RDK has virtually eliminated backup windows across its multi-site operations, while still reducing data footprint and cutting costs...
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