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Vol. 4 No. 11 January 2006

Survey Says: Users thirst for capacity planning tools

With storage administrators projecting storage growth for SAN and NAS at 60% and 41%, respectively, it's no surprise that they're looking for better capacity management, which leads the list of "biggest storage-related pain points" in TheInfoPro's recent Storage Study. "We do it all in our heads right now," writes one survey taker but, eventually, users would like to see capacity planning as part of a storage resource management tool or integrated directly into the array. What are your biggest storage-related pain points? Source: TheInfoPro Wave 6 Storage Study of 143 Fortune 1000 storage professionals

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Features in this issue

  • Pump up array performance

    As data wends it ways from hosts, through the fabric and to the array, it encounters many potential bottlenecks. But that also means there are a number of ways to improve storage subsystem performance. The key to the tuning process is a thorough understanding of your application requirements.

  • Encryption appliances reviewed

    Lost tapes have been headline news lately, making encryption products hotter than ever. We review encryption products from Kasten Chase, NeoScale Systems and Vormetric to help you choose the best product for your shop.

  • Top tape libraries revealed

    by  Rich Castagna

    Users cite a high level of satisfaction for these backup mainstays, citing StorageTek and Spectra Logic as the top libraries, in the Diogenes Labs-Storage magazine Quality Awards.

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