Reliant Reading List - 5 Data Storage Links We Loved This WeekWe have scoured the web for our favorite posts and articles about all things data storage from industry news highlights 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: StorageSwiss,, SearchStorage, and more.

1. Are You Operating Your Own Shadow IT Department?

“There's no question that cloud computing now plays a big role in most of our lives, although many people may not even realise it. Mobile phones, computers, games consoles, cars, connected appliances, watches... the list goes on. All of these connected devices now need to be regularly synced to the cloud in order for...”

2. The Difference Between High Performance and QoS


“Since the introduction of flash, two primary methods for addressing application performance have emerged. First, the Hybrid Array that, using algorithms based on a dataset’s frequency of access, caches active data. The challenge with any algorithm that predicts future access is...”

3. Lessons Learned on the Journey to the CIO Office


“We’ve always been big supporters of the idea that, when it comes to being a CIO, what got you here won’t keep you here. Still, that statement has its limitations…”

4. Copy Data Management: What It Is and Why You Might Need It

From The Register

“Most infrastructure verticals within the datacenter are undergoing rapid evolution today, but you could be entirely forgiven if you thought data protection stopped evolving some time ago. That's a shame because…”

5. Managing Storage for Virtual Servers

From SearchStorage

“To learn about data storage, it’s best to talk to the actual users. It’s not every day you get the chance to interact intensively with storage users. Increasingly, they are either prevented from…”