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Storage magazine - Vol. 3 No. 1 March 2004

In this month’s issue, get the best tips and expert advice on buying data storage technology. Sharp buyers like Columbia University's Megan Restuccia explain their most important negotiating tactics. We also put LTO tape to the test. Make sure you read this article before you purchase your next batch of LTO tapes. Learn network-attached storage (NAS) best practices, and learn about the pros and cons of outsourcing storage technology. Discover how to cut your storage area network (SAN) costs. Also inside: Learn more about taking cost out of SANs, and get a report on high-performance tape, and more.   Access >>>

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    • LTO tape put to the test by Peter Groel

      Before you settle on another archival tape technology, read this article. Recent tests have shown there are differences in the quality of LTO tapes from different manufacturers and even between tapes from the same vendor.

    • Database archiving done right by James Damoulakis and Steve Jeffreys

      Once you have decide what to archive in your database, the hard part begins. Discover how to archive your database in the least costly manner possible.

    • Consolidating NAS pays off by Alan Radding

      The role of network-attached storage may be changing as more and more storage managers discover the the benefits of using NAS to consolidate file servers.

    • IT Says Yes to NAS Gateways

      NAS gateways embraced

    • What's Worth Outsourcing? by Shane O'Neill

      Is outsourcing the way to go?

    • How to get the best deal

      Take this crash course in bargaining for storage. Get the lowdown on effective tactics such as resisting vendor lock-in, working with multiple vendors and leveraging the second tier.

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