reliant reading list tabletWe have scoured the web for our favorite posts and articles about all things data storage from industry news to interesting trends, and now we’re bringing them right to you. This week, many firms lack Disaster Recovery plans and some IT trends that will matter in 2017.

This week’s Reliant Reading List features articles from a number of sources: The Business Times, The New York Times, and more.

1. XIV Goes Way of the Dinosaurs as IBM Nixes Fourth-Gen Storage Array

IBM is not going to develop a fourth-generation XIV storage array because an upcoming FlashSystem A9000R using 3D flash can be sold for the same cost as disk. XIV is the highly reliable, Moshe Yanai-designed array, which IBM bought in 2008 for a rumoured $300m. Unusually, the technology used clustered nodes...”

From The Register

2. 5 Real World IT Trends that will Matter in 2017

With this year promising evermore tech hype and noise, Paul Timms, MD at MCSA highlights real life IT trends that will have an impact on businesses and how these can be managed for a successful outcome. After many years of seeing price ...”

From IT ProPortal

3. ‘Where Does Cloud Storage Really Reside? And Is It Secure?’

Cloud data is stored on hard drives (much the way data is usually stored). And yea, it's probably more secure than/span>...”

From The New York Times

4. Disaster Recovery Plans and Testing Are Lacking

Only 60 percent of the organizations surveyed have a documented disaster recovery plan in place, and just 40 percent of them test the plan annually, according to a new survey. Moreover, the majority of companies are dissatisfied with...”

From CIOInsight

5.  Procurri to form JV with Congruity to offer maintenance, IT services

PROCURRI Corporation announced on Monday that its subsidiary Procurri LLC will be forming a joint venture with Congruity LLC to offer independent maintenance and IT support services in the Americas....

From The Business Times

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