March 2007

  • 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?"

  • SAN server accommodation

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

  • SATA on a Dell Dimension 4400

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • SAN performance

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

  • RAID configuration with three hard drives

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

  • Double drive failures in a RAID-10 configuration

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

  • LexisNexis fights crime with storage

    The document search company is offering a new data forensics service staffed by former federal agents and powered by commodity NAS.

  • 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.

  • Ten questions to increase storage efficiency

    Rick Cook offers 10 things to consider in order to make the best use of your storage, from simply reviewing your storage strategy to standardizing your hardware.

  • Will SAS and SATA replace SCSI technology?

    Learn where to use SCSI, SAS and SATA drives.