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  • Cisco kills Invicta storage product line

    Cisco has pulled the plug on its troubled <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2173657/lan-wan/cisco-ucs-2-0--flashy-new-data-center-servers-revealed.html">Invicta flash storage appliances</a> in another admission that an acquisition didn't pan out as hoped.

  • Self-driving cars? Get ready for self-driving data

    Once the dreams of science-fiction, self-driving cars will soon allow passengers to specify a destination and let the car pick the best route based on factors such as time, traffic, freeways and fuel consumption. This kind of automation for an enterprise's most precious commodity -- data -- is also soon coming to a data center near you.

  • Go-to storage and disaster recovery products

    LEAF Commercial Capital used to wrestle with tape backups for disaster recovery. Now the equipment leasing and finance company is using a software-based service from Evolve IP for disaster recovery.

  • Even the most secure cloud storage may not be so secure, study finds

    Some cloud storage providers who hope to be on the leading edge of cloud security adopt a "zero-knowledge" policy in which vendors say it is impossible for customer data to be snooped on. But a recent study by computer scientists at Johns Hopkins University is questioning just how secure those zero knowledge tactics are.

  • How VMware wants to reinvent the SAN

    VMware has released a virtual Storage Area Network (Virtual SAN), which the company says will usher in a new era of policy-driven and virtual machine-centric storage provisioning.

  • 10 top tests of 2013

    Network World tested hundreds of products in 2013, but here are our top 10 tests of the year. In order to make the list, the product review had to be a comparative test of multiple products in a single category and it had to break new ground or deliver fresh insight into an important product area.

  • Veeam: Backup, but for virtual machines

    The rise of virtualization has ushered in dramatic shifts in the computing landscape: Servers are more efficient and users can be more agile. But it's also created new challenges for backup and recovery.

  • Free cloud storage service MegaCloud goes dark

    The website for MegaCloud, a provider of free and paid consumer cloud storage, is inaccessible and users of the service are complaining on social media sites that they have not had access to their data for days.

  • Startup offers hefty storage with pay-per-use pricing

    The model of buying cloud computing resources is different from that of buying traditional hardware and software. Instead of buying licenses and investing in equipment, in a cloud computing model, users pay for the resources they use – no more, no less. That model has been proven out extensively on the compute side, with services like Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), and a variety of other IaaS offerings on the market. But storage has been slow to catch up.

  • Cisco, EMC coalition supports Oracle, VDI

    VCE, the datacentre-focused joint venture formed by Cisco and EMC/VMware, this week rolled out converged infrastructure systems designed to support the latest technology from the founding companies as well as specialised offerings for Oracle and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environments.

  • Real-time tiering in a two tiered storage configuration offers the best performance gains

    Enterprises have long struggled with the storage conundrum of high capacity vs. high performance. Hard disk and solid state drives (SSDs) each offer advantages the other cannot match. Hard drives are the reigning kings of capacity, but lack the performance, ruggedness and power-saving features of SSDs. For all their advantages, SSDs are miles away from hard disk drives in delivering the capacity and cost-effectiveness required by enterprise applications.