Access "Survey says: What's hot, what's not"
This article is part of the Vol. 4 No. 2 April 2005 issue of How to scale up with storage clusters
Twice a year, TheInfoPro (TIP) interviews storage administrators from Fortune 1000 companies and asks them how soon they plan to deploy particular technologies, and how much they'll spend doing so. The result is TIP's "Heat Index." Wave 4 of the survey, released in February, shows Serial ATA drives, IP storage and archiving are all hot. Respondents were cool to 4Gb Fibre Channel and downright glacial about solid state disk. Access >>>
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Pros and cons of VTLs
by W. Curtis Preston
VTLs aren't perfect, and this tip outlines some caveats about the technology that you need to know before implementing a VTL.
Are SATA drives ready for the enterprise?
SATA drives are great low-cost alternatives to pricey Fibre Channel and SCSI drives, but they lack the reliability and performance that mission-critical applications demand. But new technologies are bringing SATA up to enterprise-class standards.
Chart a course for consolidation
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This tip addresses key issues that must be addressed to have a successful storage consolidation project.
Keep track of backups
Backup reporting tools help track backup failures and determine their cause. Some tools can identify weak links in your backup processes where there's a potential for failure.
The new shape of SRM
Monolithic SRM apps fading away
- SAS--Hurry up and wait
Clustered servers have become a mainstay of the data center, and now clustering is quickly becoming the preferred technology for making storage more scalable, reliable and easier to manage.
First Look: Crossroads Systems' DataMover 240f
Crossroads Systems' DataMover 240f is a SAN edge device that takes on one of the most vexing backup bottlenecks by keeping data flowing through the network pipes.
Should you archive spam?
Spam gobbles up storage
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Tap into Windows' hidden resources to make it enterprise-worthy
Windows often gets a bad rap when it comes to storage, but you can tap into Windows' hidden resources to make it more enterprise-worthy.
Storage Bin: The devil is in the details
"Close" isn't good enough for disaster recovery and security planning. Overlooking what might seem to be a minor detail could result in major consequences.
Storage security policies for data backups and tape
If you think host security is more than adequate to protect your storage, think again. Your backup and tape rotation practices could be putting your data at risk.
Snapshot: Remote office storage management
How do you manage remote office storage?
Signs of progress
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