April 2005

  • DLTs vs. CDs: Pros and cons

    What are the advantages and disadvantages of digital linear tapes (DLTs) vs. CDs? Pierre Dorian explores the capacity, performance and cost issues surrounding each technology.

  • SAN disaster recovery planning

    Disaster recovery expert Pierre Dorion offers advice to a reader looking for a feasible and cost effective disaster recovery plan for a SAN environment.

  • Microsoft joins continuous data protection party

    Microsoft has changed the name of Data Protection Server and is jumping on the continuous data protection bandwagon, but it still doesn't have a product.

  • Portable long-term backup

    This advice discusses portable/mobile disk technologies as a substitute for tape for long-term, off-site archival storage.

  • Snapshot only?

  • USB device data recovery

  • Storage Clips: Microsoft launches simple SAN club

    Microsoft aims to make storage simple for SMBs; FineGround launches WAFS box; 3PAR upgrades remote copy.

  • RAID-3: What is it good for?

    You don't hear much about RAID-3, but it has its uses. Find out when to use RAID-3 and why.

  • NetApp's software strategy unchanged

    Network Appliance Inc.'s (NetApp) sweeping OEM deal with IBM, announced this week, does not alter its proprietary software strategy, which remains closely tied to NetApp hardware.

  • Increasing SAN bandwidth

  • Storage Clips: HDS to rebrand CommVault software

    HDS gets in backup with CommVault; Iron Mountain partners with ImageTag; StorageTek Canada to resell BlueArc.

  • SAS disk drive advantage?

  • The Bookshelf

  • IBM and NetApp battle EMC

    IBM and Network Appliance have announced a global OEM deal to take on EMC.

  • Storage News Radio

    Every other week, we give you an easy-to-digest 10-minute broadcast to catch you up on the industry latest. Not only will you get a rundown of breaking news, but instant analysis of that news from ...

  • Windows NAS advice

  • Behind the Firewall 9

    EMC auditioning for the tape encryption bandwagon ... Veritas Backup Exec: Get out your crystal ball ... Has Adaptec bailed on its iSCSI business?

  • Chart a course for consolidation

    Consolidating storage is a complex, challenging process. Whether you're tackling DAS, NAS or SAN, there are key issues that must be addressed to have a successful storage consolidation project.

  • Keep track of backups

    Backup reporting tools help track backup failures and determine their cause. Some tools can identify weak links in your backup processes where there's a potential for failure.

  • Storage Bin: The devil is in the details

    "Close" isn't good enough for disaster recovery and security planning. Overlooking what might seem to be a minor detail could result in major consequences.