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: The Wall Street Journal, Healthcare IT News, StorageSwiss, and more.

1. Cisco Drops Data-Storage Hardware Line

“Cisco Systems Inc. said it would stop selling data-storage hardware, a business that it entered with its $415 million acquisition of Whiptail in 2013. New Jersey startup Whiptail specializes in equipment that stores data on chips known as flash memory rather than disk drives, a technology that has...”

2. Data Virtualization Key to Healthcare’s Next Wave

From Healthcare IT News

“Fewer industries have reaped the benefits of today’s digital world more than healthcare. The digital revolution has streamlined access to data allowing for more accurate and comprehensive patient care across the care continuum. While most healthcare organizations have gained value from the digital revolution, most can’t reach ultimate integration nirvana due to data silos and disparate systems. In addition...”

3. At Facebook Data Centers, New Protocol Helps Add Servers Faster

From Data Center Knowledge

“Things move fast at Facebook. The company has been known to have new engineers write and deploy new features to the platform on their first day on the job. Combined with the rate of growth of its user base, this kind of application-development speed requires a level of…”

4. Top Big Data Challenges, Revisited

From ZDNet

“There's a lot of new technology to master, and it's changing fast. There are new in-memory platforms like SAP HANA and open source projects like Hadoop and Spark. There are new techniques such as graph databases, text analytics, spatial processing, machine learning, and many more”

5. Copy Data Management: In-Place vs. Rip and Replace

From StorageSwiss

“Organizations are increasingly identifying the need to address today’s challenges with managing Copy Data. Copy Data is the term used to describe the copies of production data made for various business functions, including…”