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Data Storage Technologies in 2021: ITPro Today’s Top Stories

Our most-read articles about data storage technologies explored enterprise challenges related to disaster recovery and business continuity, high speed storage, and more.

As organizations continuously modernize their operations and business processes, storage strategies have to keep pace.

ITPro Today’s 10 most-read articles about data storage technologies cover a broad range of concerns. Review the articles below for information about disaster recovery and business continuity, backup, high speed storage, and more.

1. How Much Does Hard Disk Temperature Matter?

High operating temperatures can shorten a hard disk’s lifespan. In this article, tech expert Brien Posey discusses best practices for monitoring the operating temperatures of disks within storage arrays.

2. How Do Storage Spaces in Windows 10 and Windows 11 Differ?

Windows Storage Spaces, a feature available in Windows and Windows Server, lets users assemble multiple hard disks into one or more storage pools. Read this article to see how using Storage Spaces in Windows 11 compares with Windows 10.  

3. Veeam Backup & Replication Update Gains CDP Capability

The release of Veeam Backup & Replication 11 introduced a raft of new data protection features. Standout capabilities included Continuous Data Protection.

4. Data Overload: How to Avoid Storing Endless Copies of the Same Data

It’s easy for organizations to unwittingly make dozens of copies of the same data. Here’s what you can do to reduce the number of copies.  

5. Flash Storage: A Guide to Best Practices

Should you go all flash, go disk/tape, or mix and match? Learn about the approaches best suited for different storage scenarios.

6. How Intelligent Storage Is Bringing More Value to Organizations

Intelligent storage uses AI and machine learning to provide analytics and optimization capabilities. ITPro Today contributor Karen D. Schwartz explores what intelligent storage can do today and where the data storage technology is headed.

7. What Is Data Backup?

For readers that are new to data backup, here’s a great place to start. This overview explains how data backup works and the pros and cons of different backup system options.

8. How to Modernize Backup Without Breaking the Bank

While it’s important for organizations to modernize their backup technologies, doing so can wreak havoc on IT budgets. Here are several affordable strategies for modernizing backup.

9. What to Consider Before Implementing Windows Server DFS Replication

Before deploying Microsoft’s Distributed File System (DFS) replication, IT pros must think about replications groups, topology and bandwidth.

10. Windows Server Storage: How to Use PowerShell to Track Physical Disks

In Windows Server storage environments, it can be challenging to identify which disk you are working on. Here are tips for using PowerShell to assign a name to each disk, an alternative to a disk’s Device ID.

What data storage technologies did you implement in 2021? Tell us in the comments below!

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