September 2006

  • Backups are not archives

    While it's possible to restore data from old backups, you shouldn't use them as archives. Leading storage expert W. Curtis Preston details the differences between the two technologies and explains ...

  • Tricky backup for SharePoint

  • CDP: Look before you leap

    Some pundits have postulated that continuous data protection (CDP) will replace backup. But is that just new technology hyperbole or is CDP a must-have technology?

  • Backup-to-disk performance tuning

    Disk-based backup can lower costs, reduce complexity and add scalability. But to achieve top performance, you'll need to do lots of benchmarking and watch for poorly configured production storage.

  • The pros and cons of portable storage

  • Riverbed strikes it rich in first day of trading

    Riverbed, in the first storage-sector IPO in years, came out at a higher price than expected, and its shares soared in the first day of trading.

  • Records retention: How to avoid recovery headaches

    Traditional backups are rarely adequate for records retention, but many are still relying on them. Rick Cook outlines four things to consider when setting up a records retention policy that can sav...

  • Storage World discussions paint dark picture for SRM

    As vendor panelists haggle over definitions and buzzwords, conference attendees say they'll stick to writing their own scripts.

  • HP low-end appliance starts at $5K

    The IP SAN/NAS box endeavors to meet SMB IT managers halfway with automated setup and configuration wizards.

  • Five musts for NetBackup restores

    Five tips for successful NetBackup restores are outlined in this tip.

  • byte

    In most computer systems, a byte is a unit of data that is eight binary digits long... (Continued)

  • hard drive shredder

    A hard drive shredder is a mechanical device that physically destroys old hard drives in such a way that the data they contain cannot be recovered.

  • IDC report: EMC software revenues slip

    Despite a series of acquisitions meant to bolster the company's new focus on software, EMC's software revenues have slipped -- even as the worldwide market has grown, IDC says.

  • Three ways to create clustered storage, page 3

    Clustered storage systems run on storage servers, NAS gateways and hosts. Here's how to determine which clustered file-system architecture is best for your needs and storage environment.

  • Three ways to create clustered storage, page 2

    Clustered storage systems run on storage servers, NAS gateways and hosts. Here's how to determine which clustered file-system architecture is best for your needs and storage environment.

  • Three ways to create clustered storage

    Clustered storage systems run on storage servers, NAS gateways and hosts. Here's how to determine which clustered file-system architecture is best for your needs and storage environment.

  • BlackBerrys suck juice out of Exchange storage

    Users find ways around the extra load on Exchange systems posed by handheld devices.

  • serial-attached SCSI (SAS)

    Serial-attached SCSI (SAS) is a method used in accessing computer peripheral devices that employs a serial (one bit at a time) means of digital data transfer over thin cables.

  • Multipath I/O and failover: The differences

    Storage expert Rick Cook discusses the major differences between failover and multipath I/O and clears up common misconceptions about each.

  • Storage Decisions Session Downloads: Smart Shopper Track (NYC 2006)

    Very few storage managers have carte blanche when it comes to storage spending. Because of this and the harsh demands of data growth rates, managers need to spend budget wisely. Sessions in our "Sm...