July 2003

  • When a Mighty Wind Blows into Town

    South Floridian IT managers don't worry a whole lot about terrorism, but there's one thing they do worry about: hurricanes.

  • The evolving storage department

    Here's how to avoid common road blocks as you revolutionize your storage department.

  • Behind the firewall 4

    Sun and AppIQ place bid for BMC ... Legato has risen from the dead ... Paceline really is dead ... Buzz on EqualLogic's iSCSI arrays ... Could Fibre Channel cut off TOEs?

  • Ask the Expert

    I have 60% free space on 10,000 PCs. Can I consolidate it by mounting it as a volume and using a login script to map it to the desktops?

  • Utility computing: Get ready to charge for storage

    Bits & Bytes: Analyst Jamie Gruener takes a close look at the hype and hope surrounding utility computing and what storage managers and admins should be doing now to prepare.

  • Securing SAN's with iSCSI

    Bits & Bytes: According to Peter Hayden, correctly configured, iSCSI-based arrays offer the highest level of security available in SAN technologies. Read why here.

  • 10 questions with SearchStorage.com: Bill Johnson

    Managing contracts from large storage vendors is no easy task. Bill Johnson, IT Contract Manager, Woodside Energy Ltd. in Perth, Australia has his hands full in these agreements each day. Bill is t...

  • IP SANs take their place

    There's a growing interest in using IP for storage in small to midsized enterprises, although Fibre Channel is still dominant in large organizations. What's right for you: IP, FC or a combination o...

  • Recent Funding to Storage Companies

    Database backup and recovery software and next-generation storage switching hardware garnered the lion's share of late-spring venture capital funding.

  • Audit your SAN's security risks

    This tip describes checklists for auditing the security of your storage area networks (SANs).

  • Users say storage security is shaky at best

    A recent survey shows that SAN operators are worried about the level of data security in their storage environments.

  • Quick Takes: Caching company gets new chief

    Tacit Networks appoints Greg Grodhaus as its new president and CEO; Snap Appliance picked NCR as its partner for managed storage services; and several companies push to develop 10 G-bit and 4 G-bit...

  • NetApp nabs partnership with SuSE Linux

    NAS maker Network Appliance has struck a deal with SuSE Linux AG. They'll partner on NAS and iSCSI development, as well as customer support.

  • DR: One size doesn't fit all, but it fits most

    Bits & Bytes: The "one size fits all" DR debate continues. This time consultant Kevin Fox weighs in on how to think about establishing a DR plan should you be without one now.

  • More questions than answers surround digital rights management

    Bits & Bytes: Questions abound about digital rights management. John Weinhoeft takes a look at what you need to ask yourself about long-term content management.

  • Tune up your iSCSI storage router

    Cisco's SN 5400 storage router is a popular choice for iSCSI under Windows 2000. However by tuning the iSCSI driver you can improve its performance.

  • BMC hands its storage customers to EMC

    EMC will now support customers of BMC's Software Patrol Storage Manager and will chart a path to migrate them to EMC tools. The move follows BMC's decision to get out of the storage game.

  • Monthly Reference Guide for Storage Managers

    The votes are in and your peers have spoken. Here is a one-stop shop for the highest rated tips, tricks, and advice by storage managers!

  • EBSI: Is it right for you?

    This tip offers advantages and disadvantages of the new backup initiative and products coming from the Enhanced Backup Solutions Initiative (EBSI).

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