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Storage magazine - Vol. 6 No. 2 April 2007

L.L. Bean storage engineer Sandy Rideout spearheaded a project to move the outdoor gear retailer's backup system from a mainframe to an open-systems environment. In addition, learn how archivers pare down databases, how to figure out the number of SAN ports you really need, and how HBAs focus on SAS and iSCSI.   Access >>>

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      Evolutionary changes in the storage world have opened the door to scores of smaller companies. Some of these startups have seized the opportunity, taking advantage of the current market dynamics. Good for them; but it's even better for you, with more choice and innovation than we've seen in a long time.

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      Remote-office workers need to share their experiences with corporate IT because there are many different issues associated with working remotely and a wide range of products to address those problems.

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      Vendors will tell you how beautifully parity-based RAID works in their storage subsystems, making it almost unnecessary to use any type of striped/mirrored RAID protection. But if you don't match the workload profile of the application to how storage is provisioned in the array, you could wind up with a poorly balanced system.

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