The Top 15 Solutions Review Data Storage Articles of 2020

The Top 15 Solutions Review Data Storage Articles of 2020The editors of Solutions Review work to research enterprise data storage on a constant basis.  We compile technology research papers and reports, product updates, and capability trends. Then, we compile it into best practices articles posted every week. We offer many data storage articles and best practices. Sorting through all of them could feel daunting to the IT decision-maker. Thus, we compiled some of our best data storage articles and best practices that were the most popular in 2020 to simplify the research process.

Data Storage Units of Measurement Chart from Smallest to Largest

When it comes to data storage, it’s important to be realistic about your needs. Are you a smaller business using a simple but versatile solution like DAS? Or is your enterprise considering the benefits of SAN and NAS? Regardless of which solution you end up working with, it all depends on how much data you actually need to store and access. Whether you’re accessing the cloud or a local hard drive, the amount of data that your business interacts with will ultimately determine what type of technology you’re going to need.”

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The Top 13 Free and Open Source Storage Solutions

“Searching for storage solutions can be a daunting (and expensive) process, one that requires long hours of research and deep pockets. The most popular storage tools often provide more than what’s necessary for non-enterprise organizations, with advanced functionality relevant to only the most technically savvy users. Thankfully, there are a number of free and open source storage solutions out there. Some of these solutions are offered by vendors looking to eventually sell you on their enterprise product, and others are maintained and operated by a community of developers looking to democratize storage.”

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The 28 Best Enterprise Data Storage Companies for 2020

“The editors at Solutions Review have developed this resource to assist buyers in search of the best enterprise data storage to fit then needs of their organization. Choosing the right vendor and solution can be a complicated process — one that requires in-depth research and often comes down to more than just the solution and its technical capabilities. To make your search a little easier, we’ve profiled the best enterprise data storage providers all in one place. We’ve also included platform and product line names so you can begin your search.”

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Top 15 Best Data Storage Books You Should Read

“There are loads of free resources available online (such as Solutions Review’s buyer’s guides and best practices), and those are great, but sometimes it’s best to do things the old fashioned way. There are a few resources that can match the in-depth, comprehensive detail of a good book. With this in mind, our editors have done the research for you, having reviewed many of these books. We’ve carefully selected the best enterprise data storage books based on relevance, popularity, review ratings, publish date, and ability to add business value.”

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What’s Changed: 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage

“Analyst house Gartner, Inc. recently released the 2020 version of its Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage. The unstructured data storage market is “rapidly evolving to address growing challenges like exponential data growth, and rapid digitalization and globalization of business and requirements to connect and collect everything,” according to the researcher. This evolution means that storage infrastructure products based on distributed file systems and object storage are increasing in both the number and capacity of deployments as the primary choice to manage the growth of unstructured data in global data centers.”

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Pros and Cons: Is Cloud Storage Right for You?

“Ensuring that your organization’s data is stored securely is imperative. Therefore, deciding whether to store data on-prem or in the cloud is a critical choice.  Cloud storage services have gained popularity over the years due to their increased scalability. While the cloud has gained traction in the storage space, there are advantages and disadvantages to cloud storage, and having an awareness of the positive and negative aspects of this option will allow you to make the best, most informed decision for your business. Let’s get into the pros and cons of cloud storage and find out if it’s right for you and your organization.”

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The Top 10 Best Cloud Storage Books You Need to Read in 2020

“Sometimes, in order to advance technologically, it’s helpful to look at an old-school approach. Cloud storage is a great option for your organization, but you should first ensure that it is right for you and your team. While there are many free resources available online, (such as Solutions Review’s best practices articles, solutions directories, and buyer’s guides), doing things the old-fashioned way can be beneficial. Solutions Review has taken the liberty of doing the research for you, having reviewed a multitude of books. We’ve carefully selected the 10 best cloud storage books based on relevance, popularity, review ratings, publish date, and ability to add business value. Here they are in no particular order.”

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The 14 Best Data Storage News Sites and Blogs on Our Reading List

“There’s a seemingly endless torrent of new research, white papers, and analyst reports for data storage practitioners. That entails a lot of reading, and keeping up with the deluge of content is no easy task, nor is figuring out which sources to read and which to skip past. With that in mind, Solutions Review has compiled this collection of the best data storage news sites, blogs and researchers we’re reading to keep tabs on the marketplace. These outlets cover a wide range of topics, from opinion to best practices, and include some of the top minds in the field.”

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The 4 Major Players in Distributed File Systems and Object Storage, 2020

“The following providers have recently been named leaders in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage. The report, which highlights and scores the top products in the industry, features these four tools as being cornerstones in the space. Each provider’s market share and product portfolios differ, which is what makes them interesting to the wider audience of data consumers. Niche and emerging vendors can only hope to replicate the kind of market presence that these providers have earned over a sustained period of time. Here we provide a brief blurb about each and links to product details so you can learn more.”

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The Best Data Storage Conferences and Events to Attend in 2020

“The editors at Solutions Review have created this list of the year’s most anticipated US-based data storage conferences to attend. We’ve scoured the web, consulted with conference representatives, and identified where the industry’s top brass will be spending their time. If you are looking for top-notch keynotes, interesting sessions, best practices demos, and legitimate networking opportunities, mark your calendar.”

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2020 Vendors to Know: Data Storage

“The editors at Solutions Review continually research the most prominent and influential data storage vendors to assist buyers in search of the tools befitting the needs of their organization. Choosing the right vendor and solution can be a complicated process; it requires constant market research and often comes down to more than just the solution and its technical capabilities. To make your search a little easier, we listed the Vendors to Know: Data Storage.

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Intro to Enterprise Data Storage: What is NAS Storage?

“When it comes to storing all of this data, it’s important for enterprises to be aware of the options available to them, and to be realistic about their needs. It can be easy to get lost in the world of data storage terminology, particularly when looking for the right solution for your business. The editors at Solutions Review are here to break down these terms and technologies, starting with one of the three most well-known types of data storage solutions: NAS. More complex than DAS but not as expansive as SAN, NAS storage is an approachable middleman regardless of business size, industry, or vertical.”

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Top 12 Free Data Storage Offerings to Combat COVID-19’s Impact

“IT news and analysis outlet CRN recently released a list of 32 Free Data Storage Offerings to Help Reduce COVID-19 Impact. According to an MIT survey, nearly 50 percent of the American workforce is currently working remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic. This drastic change has created a significant impact on IT infrastructures and has caused businesses to struggle with maintaining productivity. For organizations experiencing these troubles, some storage vendors have begun introducing free data storage technologies. Some of these offerings are only for a limited time, but they can still have a lasting impact on businesses.”

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Top 8 Best Data Storage Podcasts You Should Listen To

“Over the last few years, podcasts have grown from a fringe media to one of the most popular ways to get news and information. Data storage podcasts haven’t exactly been the driving force behind the explosion in podcast popularity, but for those in the know, or those who need to know, data storage podcasts can be an excellent resource. With this in mind, our editors have compiled a list of our 10 favorite data storage podcasts, listed below in no particular order. To keep up with the latest news, trends, best practices, and to hear from the top minds in the industry, we highly recommend giving these a listen.”

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5 Key Data Storage Questions to Ask During Vendor Evaluation

“To help you evaluate prospective data storage products, these are five questions we recommend asking yourself before making a choice. If you find these questions helpful, check out our Buyer’s Guide for Enterprise Data Storage, which features five more questions for the providers, a comprehensive overview of the market, and full, one-page vendor profiles of the top-28 solutions, including our ‘Bottom Line’ analysis.”

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How to Learn More

You can check out more of our data storage articles and best practices here. Also, download our FREE Data Storage Buyer’s Guide for more on solution providers and key capabilities.

Tess Hanna

Tess Hanna is an editor and writer at Solutions Review covering Backup and Disaster Recovery, Data Storage, Business Process Management, and Talent Management. Recognized by Onalytica in the 2021 "Who's Who in Data Management." You can contact her at thanna@solutionsreview.com
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