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Published: 30 Oct 2012

It has been a long time coming, but enterprise storage management teams are finally here. Nearly every large company now has a separate manager focused on the data storage infrastructure, and most have a team with people in various roles to support them. The next question concerns the demarcation of these roles--exactly what functions should be part of the storage group's sphere of responsibilities? There are a few key areas where management responsibilities intersect. Host bus adapter (HBA) installation and configuration normally requires administrator access, so that task has often been handed off to the systems administrator. Overseeing volume managers is normally in the systems administrator's purview, while the installation of software agents for storage management products has emerged as a huge bone of contention between systems and storage people. Other areas of overlap include change management functions, service support (monitoring and escalation), asset management and cabling. Cisco's monkey wrench Cisco threw a monkey wrench into IT operations ... Access >>>

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