Issue OverviewStorage magazine - October 2013 Vol. 12 No. 8
There’s hope for storage shops straining to back up ever-growing data stores, but it might mean using a modern backup alternative instead of a traditional backup app. The usual scenario of weekly fulls/daily incrementals can break down as data overwhelms the process. The good news is that the problem may be solved using familiar tools, such as snapshots and replication, in new ways to create a sustainable backup process.
Most IT groups have moved from server-based storage to networked storage systems, a model that’s worked well for years. But now we’re seeing new apps and performance demands that are better addressed with storage installed at the server. But new techs make it possible to share that storage so you don’t lose the benefits of networked storage.
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Modern backup alternatives
by Brien Posey
With more data to protect, weekly fulls and nightly incrementals may not be enough. It's time to look at alternatives to traditional backup processes.
10 tips for deploying virtual desktops
by David Davis
Learn how to avoid boot storms, antivirus scans and other events that can bring your storage to its knees when deploying virtual desktops.
- Modern backup alternatives by Brien Posey
Networking server-based storage
by Jacob N. Gsoedl
Direct-attached or server-based storage is gaining renewed attention as emerging techs offer ways to pool and share this scalable storage resource.
File storage and management issues growing, but mostly under control
by Rich Castagna
Our latest survey finds the biggest problem with file storage and management is backup. Learn how respondents are managing file storage.
- Networking server-based storage by Jacob N. Gsoedl
Who knows where flash technologies shine brightest?
by Rich Castagna
Flash technologies are cool, crazy fast and they're going to remake our data centers; but they can be pretty confusing, too.
SANsymphony-V and my virtual summer vacation
by Jon William Toigo
A storage hypervisor comes to the rescue, as the elements wreak havoc in my test lab.
Data protection and retention isn't just about disk
by Jason Buffington
Disk is great for backups and speedy recoveries, but tape is still the best choice for data protection and retention.
Goodbye LUN technology, you served us well
by Arun Taneja
In a virtual server world, the concept of LUN technology and the amount of attention LUNs require from storage admins will be a thing of the past.
- Who knows where flash technologies shine brightest? by Rich Castagna
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