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Disaster recovery planning: 10 tips to help you avoid costly missteps
Storage magazine for March 2013 features advice from disaster recovery (DR) expert Jon Toigo, who outlines 10 key points to keep in mind when developing and implementing a disaster recovery plan. Storage is a key element of any company's DR plan, but the focus of a viable business continuity (BC) scheme goes well beyond just ensuring that copies of data are available. Toigo's 10 tips range from how archiving applications can make DR easier to more effective methods of testing that are more likely to expose any holes in your DR/BC plans.
Also in this issue, George Crump takes an in-depth look at PCIe-based solid-state storage, and offers some recommendations on when and why you might want to consider that type of solid-state drive architecture. And our Quality Awards survey returns for its eighth year, this time seeking service and reliability feedback from enterprise array users.
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Features in this issue
Putting together an effective disaster recovery plan can be a complex and arduous process; these 10 DR tips can help you with your planning.
PCIe SSDs offer the best flash performance available; and now it can be shared among multiple servers, too.
Eclipsing a strong field of enterprise storage array contenders, Hitachi made an impressive run by sweeping all five Quality Awards ratings categories.
A majority of storage managers use efficiency tools to control disk storage capacity before it gets out of hand; get the results from our latest user survey.
Columns in this issue
All this talk about software-defined storage is conjuring up images of an eerie, hardware-free world.
Without centralized storage management and administration, storage can devolve into an exercise in anarchy.
A whopping 70% of IT managers know or believe that their users have business data in their own personal file-sharing accounts, according to a recent ESG survey.
Storage professionals building out their infrastructures have more new storage technologies to choose from than ever before, but the choices are becoming more complex.