June 2009 Table of Contents

Storage magazine cover June 2009
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Vendors Must Adapt to a New Environment With spiraling capacity growth and a deteriorating economy, storage managers are trying to make their installed systems as efficient as possible. But are vendors ready to step up and deliver the storage efficiency tools we need now? by Rich Castagna

Storage, Heal Thyself Several storage system vendors claim their products can detect and repair hard disk problems automatically. Here's how they do it and the low-down on how well they work. by Marc Staimer

Dueling Directors Director-class switches have been used to maintain performance in large storage networks for years, but soon they'll act as the hubs that unify data center networks. See how Cisco's and Brocade's director offerings stack up against each other. by Jacob Gsoedl

DR Readiness in a Deduplicated World One of the big benefits of employing data deduplication for secondary disk targets is its ability to reduce the size of data sets, enabling replication with lower bandwidth requirements. by Lauren Whitehouse

Majority of Users Opt for Tiered Storage A year ago, less than half of the Storage readers we surveyed had a storage tiering process in place, but nearly 60% of those who weren't tiering said they planned to do so. Apparently, a lot of them carried through on their plans, as our most recent survey shows 59% now use tiered storage. by Rich Castagna

Coming in Storage Magazine's July/August 2009 Issue Take a sneak peek at what's coming up in the next issue of Storage magazine.

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