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Break free with open source storage
In this edition of IT in Europe, discover how to break free of vendor lock-in with open source storage. Read how IT departments are using open source storage to gain cost-saving advantages. Today's disk systems cost people the largest chunk of their storage spending, and a proprietary system locks them into their vendor’s roadmap and support structure.
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There are viable, affordable shared-storage options available via open source storage software and AoE-based gear, so why is the big-vendor regime still so powerful?
Open source storage frees users of the need for proprietary software on top of commodity disk. Read how UK IT departments have used it to gain cost-saving advantages.
Storage thin provisioning requires transparency into your storage environment and an understanding of how the technology works. We detail the benefits and challenges.
With Exchange Server 2010, Microsoft made some significant changes to the email app's database structure, and those changes may also affect the storage it resides on.
With organizations becoming more mobile, the time to get a handle on mobile data backup is now.
Somebody out there is spreading rumors about the death of tape, but there’s plenty of life left in this venerable storage technology.
Break down the cloud storage services market and you’ll find players both big and small jockeying for position in key segments.