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Published: 16 Oct 2012

Storage services groups are all about delivering business value while reducing IT costs. In support of these goals, many companies begin a storage services effort by consolidating distributed direct-attached storage (DAS) devices into a shared storage area network (SAN). And although the results can certainly be rewarding, not everyone should immediately start storage consolidation planning and budget allocation. How can you tell if a storage consolidation project is right for your enterprise? You're a prime candidate if your storage environment has one or more of the following conditions: Storage allocation problems impact business initiatives. Remember, we're talking about storage services. If the IT team struggles to allocate disk resources and move data for application development and testing, it's not meeting the business requirements. Storage consolidation and the right processes can certainly help alleviate this problem. Seven steps to SANs 1. Baseline your current environment. 2. Get a detailed inventory of your servers and disks. 3. Classify your ... Access >>>

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