January 2006

  • Why do HBAs in a SAN have same base?

    Storage expert Chris Poelker outlines WWN basics in order to answer the question: "Why do HBAs in a SAN have same base?"

  • Backup and recovery enhancements in SQL Server 2005

    The backup and restore capabilities of SQL Server 2005 are largely unchanged from SQL Server 2000, but there are several new features worthy of your attention. Edgewood Solutions' Greg Robidoux exp...

  • SATA and SCSI compatibility

    Storage expert Chris Poelker discusses SATA/SCSI compatibility issues in this expert advice article.

  • Storage Clips: EMC adds Google

    Documentum users can now include Google Desktop information when doing a search.

  • Top tape libraries revealed - page 2

    Users cite a high level of satisfaction for these backup mainstays, citing StorageTek and Spectra logic as the top libraries, in the Diogenes Labs-Storage magazine Quality Awards.

  • Top tape libraries revealed - page 3

    Users cite a high level of satisfaction for these backup mainstays, citing StorageTek and Spectra logic as the top libraries, in the Diogenes Labs-Storage magazine Quality Awards.

  • business continuance (business continuity)

    Business continuance (sometimes referred to as business continuity) describes the processes and procedures an organization puts in place to ensure that essential functions can continue during and a...

  • Let's give thanks for a great year in storage

    2005 was a remarkable and productive year in storage.

  • Separate or combine tiers in SAN?

    Storage expert Brad O'Neill discusses setting up tiered storage with a SAN.

  • Storage Clips: Copan appoints Mark Ward CEO

    Copan named a former StorageTek VP as its new CEO; iQstor announced a low-cost array with the newest drive and connectivity formats.

  • Four ways to consolidate NAS boxes

    The first NAS box installs without a hitch, but the more filers you install the more your problems grow. Consolidating NAS brings huge benefits to your storage environment.

  • Predictions: What the experts are saying about '06

    Find out what experts Jon William Toigo, Tony Asaro, Marc Staimer and Arun Taneja have to say about what's to come in 2006. Will compliance be a woe or a win? See if you agree or disagree with the...

  • Storage Clips: IBM, Brocade in hot water with SEC

    IBM is under investigation for the way it disclosed first-quarter results; Brocade has asked the SEC for yet another filing extension.

  • EMC wins deals with Ibrix file system

    Several large installations now feature Clariion storage because of a mysterious love triangle between SAN file system startup Ibrix, EMC and Dell.

  • Five tips in five minutes: Tiered storage and ILM

    This article offers a collection of expert responses to recent reader queries about tiered storage and ILM.

  • Top tape libraries revealed

    Read the results of the fourth Diogenes Labs-Storage magazine Quality Awards, which focuses on midrange and enterprise tape libraries. Unlike past Quality Awards, where lesser known companies triumphed,...

  • Tape security... with compromises

  • SRM gets smarter

    Storage resource management (SRM) software is becoming more than a tool to manage storage devices or report on file system or database utilization. SRM vendors are reshaping their products to becom...

  • Encryption appliances reviewed

    Lost tapes have been headline news lately, making encryption products hotter than ever. We review encryption products from Kasten Chase, NeoScale Systems and Vormetric to help you choose the best p...

  • Pump up array performance

    As data wends it ways from hosts, through the fabric and to the array, it encounters many potential bottlenecks. But that also means there are a number of ways to improve storage subsystem performa...