We have scoured the web for our favorite posts and articles about all things data storage from industry news to interesting insights, and now we’re bringing them right to you. So, what are we reading this week?

This week’s top articles come from a variety of sources: Chuck’s Blog,The Data Center Journal, CTO Informer, and more.

1. Scale-out NAS: The Key to Storage in the Hybrid Cloud

From The Data Center Journal

 “Most of the world’s data centers are still using vertical scaling solutions for storage—and that’s a problem. This legacy approach to storage was not designed with today’s zettabytes of data in mind. Organizations need to store exponentially more data than ever before, and they need to do so in an affordable way that doesn’t jeopardize performance. The advent of software-defined storage makes scale-out storage solutions a real possibility.

2. The ROI of Disaster Recovery

From CIO

"Many small businesses and medium-sized companies resist developing a disaster recovery (DR) strategy because they don’t want to spend money that could be allocated toward more immediate concerns, such as sales, marketing, and technology that will scale the business. But treating DR like a luxury is like treating fire insurance as merely an option: You’re only asking for trouble, or worse.