Stories by Robert L. Scheier

Storage 2.0, it's getting cheaper

Combine open-source software, distributed storage running on low-cost hardware and the World Wide Web, and what do you get? Storage for as little as 15 cents per gigabyte per month, and 10 to 20 cents more for each gigabyte users upload or download.

Five tips for no-brainer virtualisation

Virtualisation -- creating logical pools of IT resources not linked to physical devices -- can reduce spending on new server and storage hardware, increase application uptime and simplify IT management. But organisations will only get those benefits if they follow some key steps, according to IT managers, analysts and other industry observers.