May 2005

  • Consolidation project saves county $3M

    Pierce County, Wash. moved its geographic information system data off EMC, Sun and HP products to consolidate on a single vendor.

  • Incremental/differential backup differences

    The differences between incremental and differential backups continue to generate many debates and cause confusion.

  • SAN School: Lesson 4

    Join Christopher Poelker, co-author of Storage Area Networks for Dummies, for a lesson on what makes a SAN stop. This lesson explores the things that cause problems in SAN operations.

  • SAN School: Lesson 7

    If you are ready to implement your SAN, this lesson is for you. The lesson covers how to choose which applications/servers belong in your SAN, installing HBAs, loading firmware, starting drivers, s...

  • SAN School: Lesson 13

    Lesson 13 of SAN School takes a look at your storage outsourcing options. This chapter is devoted to SLAs, creating RFPs, and how to work with vendors and consultants.

  • SAN School: Lesson 6

    One of the main selling points for implementing a storage area network (SAN) are all of the disaster recovery features one provides. In this lesson, Christopher Poelker delineates considerations fo...

  • SAN School: Lesson 14

    At some point, trouble will arise with your storage area network. Co-author of "SAN for Dummies" Alex Nikitin helps you check for connectivity problems, using system error logs and switch logging.

  • SAN School: Lesson 2

    Join Christopher Poelker, co-author, Storage Area Networks for Dummies, for a lesson on SAN basics. This lesson defines SAN components and their uses, as well as an in-depth look at storage arrays ...

  • SAN School: Lesson 11

    Join Alex Nikitin, co-author, Storage Area Networks for Dummies, for a lesson on what point-in-time copy is, how to figure space requirements, what you need to know about creating snapshots and wha...

  • SAN School: Lesson 9

    In lesson 9 of SearchStorage.com's "SAN School", professor Christopher Poelker discusses the merits of backup over the SAN.

  • SAN School: Lesson 10

    Christopher Poelker, co-author, "Storage Area Networks for Dummies" holds Lesson 10 of SAN School on the intricacies of SAN booting. This lesson reveals the nuts and bolts of SAN booting, the benef...

  • SAN School: Lesson 5

    This lesson explores the most important things you need to consider when building a SAN from the ground up.

  • SAN School: Lesson 3

    Join Christopher Poelker, co-author, Storage Area Networks for Dummies, for a lesson on what makes a SAN go. This lesson explores Fibre Channel protocols, World Wide Names and how SAN fabric addres...

  • SAN School: Lesson 12

    Join Alex Nikitin, co-author, Storage Area Networks for Dummies, for a lesson on the management considerations you need to be aware of when running your SANs. This is a top down look at SAN managem...

  • Storage Clips: Brocade preannounces shortfall

    Brocade said its second quarter revenue will fall short of its projections by $10 - $12 million; NetApp EVP of operations moves to board of directors.

  • SAN School: Lesson 8

    To create a full scale network you will probably have to tie your SANs together. Lesson 8 of SearchStorage.com's "SAN School" looks at how to extend the SAN, connectivity between SANs and SAN islan...

  • SAN School: Lesson 1

    Do you need a SAN? Lesson #1 explores what a SAN is, the basic benefits of a SAN and which applications are best suited for a SAN.