April 2005

  • 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...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Snapshot: Remote office storage management

    How do you manage remote office storage?

  • Storage security policies for data backups and tape

    If you think host security is more than adequate to protect your storage, think again. Your backup and tape rotation practices could be putting your data at risk.

  • Signs of progress

    Signs of progress

  • 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.

  • IBM and NetApp battle EMC

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

  • The Bookshelf

  • Crash Course: iSCSI

    Sprint through our fast-paced course on iSCSI, and come up to speed, fast.

  • 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?

  • Storage Clips: McData program to expand channel

    McData program integrates worldwide partners; Breece Hill updates D2D2T appliance; Tandberg passes LTO test.

  • 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.

  • sector

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