Issue OverviewStorage magazine - Vol. 2 No. 6 August 2003
Storage managers like Ryan Farley live in a world where message volumes are exploding, emails never get thrown away and archives must be instantly retrievable. Also, read more on securing your SAN, what to do about SAN islands and disk backup for recovery. Access >>>
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Early Adopters Unequivocally Up About iSCSI Arrays
After years of listening to iSCSI hype, some IT professionals are embracing a new generation of IP-based storage subsystems, a group that includes the PeerStorage Array 100E, an iSCSI array from Nashua, NH-based EqualLogic.
SRM Vendors Set Sights on Secondary Storage
Storage resource management (SRM) has become a standard offering for primary storage from all of the major SAN management vendors. Now, a number of startups and established backup software makers have taken the features of SRM and aimed them at secondary storage.
New Pricing Schemes Aim For Lower Storage Costs
Could pay-for-use pricing save you money?
Diagnostic Tool Shines Light on SDLT
Quantum is shipping a suite of drive and media diagnostic tools that the company says will help IT managers more easily manage their tape resources.
Intelligent Switches To Get Common API
Smart switches to be standardized
Can tools streamline provisioning?
Virtualization was last year's buzz word, and it looks like provisioning may be this year's. We dissect what these tools actually do and how to choose which ones that are likely to actually be useful in your environment.
Organizations trying to consolidate storage often find themselves creating SAN islands that perpetuate traditional stovepipes. Does this solve the problem?
- Early Adopters Unequivocally Up About iSCSI Arrays
EMC Expands Reach of Symmetrix DMX
The incredible expanding Symmetrix DMX
Grid computing will change storage
Often described as the Internet on steroids, grid computing has the buzz as the next big thing to change the world of computing as we know it. Here's how storage management will change in the grid world.
Guest Opinion: IBM Makes the 'V' Word Respectable Again
IBM makes virtualization respectable again.
Protect your SAN from attack
by W. Curtis Preston
Think your SAN is secure? Find out the truth by reading Part 1 in our three-part series on storage security.
File Virtualization Tackles NAS Management Woes
Now that NAS farms have grown to multiterabyte proportions, management migraines usually associated with SANs have arisen, and virtualization--round two--has begun.
The best way to scale SANs
by Stephen Foskett
SAN configurations greatly influence their scalability. There's no perfect model, but here are the trade-offs involved with each major option.
E-mail: It's worse than you think
by Eric Knorr
According to a 2003 study by Meta Group, 80% of businesspeople say e-mail is more essential than the telephone. However, storage managers are struggling to keep pace with the growth in message volume and retention requirements. however.
- EMC Expands Reach of Symmetrix DMX
Recovering from a data center disaster
by Darryl Brooks
Your worst nightmare -- of your data center suffering a catastrophic disaster -- has come true. Now what?
More cool technology coming out over the next year than at any other time in storage history
Storage Bin: Summer thoughts: There's more cool technology coming out over the next year than at any other time in storage history.
Getting started with data storage efficiency
Don't get stuck in the old mode of consolidation and miss opportunities for greater efficiency.
Do you encrypt your backup tapes?
Do You Encrypt Your Backup Tapes?
by Mark Schlack
After the winter, what to plant?
- Recovering from a data center disaster by Darryl Brooks
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