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Storage magazine - Vol. 6 No. 10 December 2007

In this month’s issue, learn about this year’s hottest storage technologies. These five storage technologies address storage infrastructure pain points to help your shop meet today’s challenges and beyond. We talk to experts at Storage Networking World conference and get their opinions on today’s biggest storage issues, such as virtualization and security. Also inside: will you make the switch to LTO-4; why full backups are fading into history; how to make virtual tape libraries play nice with tape; and more.   Access >>>

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    • Run storage as a utility

      Converting from a traditional decentralized IT and storage infrastructure to running IT services and storage like a utility isn't a trivial task; it requires a big shift for both business units and IT. But mandates to lower costs and meet compliance requirements will undoubtedly result in an increasing number of organizations opting for centralized storage models with tiered storage offerings.

    • Running Fibre Channel over 10Gb Ethernet by Rich Friedman

    • VTL data management issues

      As disk libraries become the primary backup target for near-term data recoveries, storage managers are exploring new ways to exploit tape's high capacity, low cost and mobility. Disk is the best medium for fast backups and recoveries, and many companies have turned to virtual tape libraries as a way to put disk in their backup process. On the surface, it may seem easy to implement a VTL, but there are many subtle operational issues that must be dealt with to ensure that your data can be recovered quickly when needed.

    • Tracking down those missing bytes

    • What does your CEO want from storage? by Ellen O'Brien

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