March 2007

  • SAN server accommodation

    Storage expert Greg Schulz discusses a reader's question: "How many servers can a SAN accommodate?"

  • Offsite vs. onsite storage

    Storage expert Greg Schulz discusses offsite vs. onsite storage.

  • FCID on two separate fabrics

    Storage expert Greg Schulz answers a reader's question, "Is it possible to have the same FCID appear on two separate fabrics?"

  • SATA on a Dell Dimension 4400

    Storage expert Greg Schulz discusses using SATA on a Dell Dimension 4400.

  • Five ways to get faster restores

    Never forget that backups don't mean a thing if you can't restore your data. In a rapid-paced environment, a slow restore might not be an option. Rick Cook outlines how to get faster restores.

  • Cisco stamps on Brocade in Q4, Dell'Oro says

    For the second quarter in a row Cisco is gaining SAN switch market share on Brocade, according to the latest report by the Dell'Oro Group. But the numbers are causing a firestorm.

  • Symantec begins job cuts

    Employees got their pink slips Thursday as part of a plan to slash $200M in costs; Sun wins T10000 tape drive customers.

  • Connecting an MSA 1500 to an EVA 4000

    Storage expert Greg Schulz discusses how to connect an MSA 1500 to an EVA 4000.

  • Hot storage -- Power and cooling concerns

    It costs more to run a storage device over three years than to buy it. Here are several steps you can take to cut, or at least control, spiraling storage energy costs.

  • Double drive failures in a RAID-10 configuration

    Storage expert Greg Schulz discusses the possibility of recovering data after a double drive failure.

  • RAID configuration with three hard drives

    Storage expert Greg Schulz discusses the possibility of configuring a RAID-1 with 3 total hard drives.

  • SAN performance

    Storage expert Greg Schulz answers a reader's question about SAN performance.

  • Ports changing from fabric to loop mode

    Storage expert Greg Schulz explains why a reader's ports are changing from fabric to loop mode.

  • Storage Security FAQ audiocast

    Don't have time to dig into the storage security FAQ text now? Download the audiocast in MP3 format and listen in the car, at the gym -- wherever you want.

  • Brocade answers users' roadmap questions

    Halfway through an 11-city U.S. tour, Brocade executives continue to talk with their own and McData users on how the merged company's product lines will come together.

  • Storage Learning Guides

    These guides can quickly get you up to speed on storage-related topics such as RAID, iSCSI, SATA and data deduplication.

  • Learning

    SearchStorage.com provides IT pros a full range of learning resources to help you make informed technology decisions and quickly troubleshoot the challenges you face.

  • Can a SAN or NAS environment really be hacked if it's behind a firewall?

    Absolutely. Many people think that as long as their SAN or NAS is behind a firewall then everything is protected -- this is a myth of network security...

  • Will SAS and SATA replace SCSI technology?

    Learn where to use SCSI, SAS and SATA drives.

  • SATA controllers

    Storage expert Greg Schulz answers a reader's question: "Is a dual-channel SATA controller the same as a two-port SATA controller?"