April 2005

  • Tap into Windows' hidden resources to make it enterprise-worthy

    Windows often gets a bad rap when it comes to storage, but you can tap into Windows' hidden resources to make it more enterprise-worthy.

  • First Look: Crossroads Systems' DataMover 240f

    Crossroads Systems' DataMover 240f is a SAN edge device that takes on one of the most vexing backup bottlenecks by keeping data flowing through the network pipes.

  • 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.

  • Pros and cons of VTLs

    For disk-to-disk backup, virtual tape libraries (VTLs) treat disk as tape and offer many advantages compared to disk-as-disk backup targets. But VTLs aren't perfect, and there some caveats about th...

  • Clustering storage

    Clustered servers have become a mainstay of the data center, and now clustering is quickly becoming the preferred technology for making storage more scalable, reliable and easier to manage.

  • Disk finally outruns tape

    Mainframe shops weaning themselves off tape

  • SAS--Hurry up and wait

  • NAS news: Boom continues

    2004 numbers in: NAS still hot

  • The new shape of SRM

    Monolithic SRM apps fading away

  • Survey says: What's hot, what's not

  • SNIA + CDP = SIG

  • Should you archive spam?

    Spam gobbles up storage

  • Are SATA drives ready for the enterprise?

    SATA drives are great low-cost alternatives to pricey Fibre Channel and SCSI drives, but they lack the reliability and performance that mission-critical applications demand. But new technologies ar...

  • Windows NAS advice

  • Five ways to secure iSCSI

    Storage expert Stephen Foskett outlines five specific ways to secure an iSCSI SAN.

  • Xiotech cuts 100 staff

    Incoming CEO Casey Powell cuts Xiotech's headcount by 25% and refocuses the company on developing storage applications instead of hardware.

  • IBM and NetApp battle EMC

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

  • sector

    On a computer diskette or hard disk, a sector is one of the "pie slices" the diskette or disk is divided into.