December 2006

  • Top 10 SAN tips 2006

    Here are the top 10 SAN tips of 2006, based on our readers' interest, covering such topics as iSCSI SANs, RAID striping, SAN performance tuning, balancing SATA and SCSI and more. Check them out now.

  • Mixing SAS and SATA disk drives can cause problems

    Mixing SAS and SATA disk drives in the same enclosure can cause interoperability issues, but vendors are finding workarounds.

  • Symantec issues NetBackup security alert

    Symantec issues an alert and patch to vulnerabilities in NetBackup 6.0, 5.1 and 5.0.

  • Top 5 iSCSI tips 2006

    Here are the top five iSCSI tip of 2006, based on readers' interest, covering such topics as iSCSI vs. FC, iSCSI security, and iSCSI SAN options.

  • Storage IPOs, brilliant or brainless

    Just when we thought the fast and loose spending of the dot-com bubble was well behind us, a few recent storage company IPOs remind us that we really haven't gotten a lot smarter.

  • Hot technologies for 2007, page 2

    "Storage" magazine's editors reviewed technology developments, product introductions and storage standards to come up with this short list of must-have technologies for 2007. We believe iSCSI SANs,...

  • Top 5 disaster recovery tips 2006

    Here are the top five tips of 2006, based on our readers' interest, covering such topics as vault storage, remote replication, disaster recovery for virtual tape libraries and more. Check them out ...

  • Storage Decisions Session Downloads (NYC 2006)

    Take a look at the sessions that floored at the Storage Decisions conference in New York City, September 27-29, 2006.

  • Storage Decisions in the wild, wild west

    Dedupe, iSCSI, backup, virtualization and cowboys in Stetson hats -- Storage Decisions Las Vegas 2006 had it all.

  • Hitachi, BlueArc announce OEM partnership

    What had been rumored to be an acquisition has turned out to be an OEM deal, but HDS has also made an investment in BlueArc, indicating an acquisition could be the next step.

  • Zantaz buys data classification partner Singlecast

    Email archiving player Zantaz has purchased data classification startup Singlecast, which can categorize and apply policies to data before an email takes up storage space.

  • Storage IQ: Key technologies for 2006

    We keep a close eye on what technologies our readers are most interested in. Here are the year's 25 most commonly searched terms. Do you know them all?

  • Host-based replication

    There are three distinct architectures of host-level replication software: Windows-only file system, multi-OS file system and multi-OS blocklevel products. Each alternative offers specific features...

  • Mobile drive tech could move into data center

  • Configuring storage for ERP

    The "crown jewels" of corporate data are typically maintained within enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications. But for many storage managers, ERP is a minefield of critical information and c...

  • SAN consolidation strategies

    As islands of SANs proliferate in companies, the cost of storage can soar. Sound SAN design strategies allow companies to reduce the number of SAN islands, strengthen a primary SAN, make storage ea...

  • Snapshot: Continuous data protection

    Is CDP part of your backup?

  • Hot technologies for 2007

    Storage magazine's editors reviewed technology developments, product introductions and storage standards to come up with this short list of must-have technologies for 2007. We believe iSCSI SANs,...

  • New rules impact storage procedures

  • Mixing SAS, SATA prompts caution