November 2003

  • Get the picture

    Learn how to do snapshot backups for SQL Server 2000.

  • Too many SAN islands

    One of the main challenges to growing SANs is the proliferation of independent SAN islands. We look at how and why a multinational financial services company consolidated many islands into larger o...

  • Insurance company tests its ability to recover

    It's been two years since Sept. 11. In this article, an insurance company tests its ability to recover from a similar disaster. How would your company fare?

  • Save money with tiered storage

    With large differentiations between storage prices, a tiered approach might be best.

  • Veritas adds reporting and compliance with new software

    It's no-holds barred in November for Veritas. The software maker announced new versions of NetBackup and Backup Exec this week along with tools targeted at integrated management, reporting and regu...

  • Comparing SCSI and ATA drives

    Bits & Bytes: Author of "The Backup Book" continues his comparision series by looking at SCSI vs. ATA drives.

  • NetApp acquisition to improve NAS scalability

    NetApp has plans to overcome its scalability issues by acquiring NAS startup Spinnaker Networks. Spinnaker's global file system will play a key role in NetApp's plans for grid computing.

  • Can cheap Fibre Channel HBAs stave off iSCSI?

    Analysts say the price of FC HBAs should be slashed in half in the next 18 months. What is the future of HBAs with the likes of iSCSI moving in fast? Find out here.

  • Brocade offers new menu for connecting SAN islands

    Switch maker Brocade is offering a new set of options for connecting SAN islands and "trapped" servers over distances.

  • Five rules for migrating from DAS to SAN

    Migrating your data from a DAS storage environment to a SAN can be a difficult process. Here are five rules every storage manager should follow.

  • The advantages of serial ATA over parallel ATA

    Bits & Bytes: Author of "The Backup Book" Dorian Cougias breaks down the benefits of serial ATA as the storage industry transitions off of parallel ATA.