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November 2005

  • Knowing the myths of iSCSI

    The myth of iSCSI is that it is inherently easy to use, simply because it is based on TCP/IP. The reality, however, is that all the iSCSI offerings from legacy vendors are as easy to use (or not) as their...

  • Easing away from ESCON

    ESCON, the protocol that pre-dated FICON as a systems-to-storage connection, is incompatible with the newer FICON-based systems. This tip looks at various ways you can tackle this dilemma.

  • HP and AppIQ talk turkey

    Settling back in after Thanksgiving, HP and AppIQ spoke out about Aperi vs. OpenIQ, the future of the SMI-S standard and new areas of interest within storage.

  • Storage Clips: EMC's VMware launches 5.5

    The virtualization subsidiary of EMC announced enhancements to its virtualization software.

  • Pop Quiz: 30 storage terms you should know has gathered 30 of storage's most often used terms. Knowing these terms is crucial to understanding the complexities of storage. For instance, do you know the difference between I...

  • Hot Office picks simple, low-cost backup

    U.K. serviced office supplier Hot Office picks BakBone Software for simple-to-use, cheap backup.

  • Storage Clips: Hitachi announces market share gains

    Hitachi gained share on EMC and IBM on the high end; Asigra threw down the gauntlet with Veritas over licensing.

  • NetWare replication options

    This advice details options for replication in a Novell NetWare environment.



  • Ideal DR setup for NetBackup environment

    This expert advice considers how to plan for DR using Veritas NetBackup, LTO 3852 tape libraries and Wintel servers.

  • Best practices: 10 basic steps for better backup

    Regardless of the backup application you use, there are fundamentals that need to be in place to ensure better backup operations.

  • Data migration options

    Brett Cooper answers the question: What is the best practice for moving AIX 5.2 data, including an Informix database, over to a SAN that is attached through fiber?

  • Tasks you should automate: Backup and archiving

    Backup and archiving should be an automatic task. This tip explains what the vital criteria are so you can choose a tool to automate this process.

  • ILM in the large enterprise

    Storage management expert Brett Cooper answers the question: Are there any basic guides on how a manufacturing company could manage their data better?

  • Get connected -- FICON to ESCON

    ESCON is incompatible with the newer FICON-based systems. This tip looks at various ways you can tackle this dilemma.

  • Tech Report: Replication appliances

    This Tech Report helps you learn what you need to know about replication appliances.

  • Online photo service snaps in tiered storage

    With storage capacity doubling every 120 days, MyPhotoAlbum stopped storing everything on EMC FC disk and brought in SATA disks from Nexsan accessed via an OnStor NAS gateway.

  • Fibre Channel basics

    Learn about the pros and cons of FC, new developments in low-cost FC and comparisons with other storage protocols in this Fibre Channel basics guide.

  • Storage Clips: Senate panel passes data breach act

    A Senate panel approved the bill on data breach notification requiring companies holding personal data on more than 10,000 Americans to implement privacy and security programs.

  • RAID striping or concatenation

    Designing storage for performance is a very esoteric effort by nature. There are quite a few variables that need to be taken into account.