Issue OverviewStorage magazine - Vol. 9 Num. 7 October 2010
Server and desktop virtualization have been applauded by all IT professionals – except the storage managers who have to deal with the added layer of complexity brought by these technologies. Fortunately, in this month's cover story, Eric Siebert outlines 10 tips that can ease the stress and challenges of managing storage in a virtual environment. Access >>>
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10 tips for managing storage for virtual servers and virtual desktops
Server virtualization and virtual desktops can make configuring and managing storage systems a lot tougher. These 10 tips can help ease some of the stress caused by managing storage in a virtual environment.
Space and time are still backup bugaboos
Our latest survey has readers saying too much capacity and too much stuff to back up is their biggest pain point when it comes to backup. Many of them are counting on data dedupe to ease their backup blues.
- 10 tips for managing storage for virtual servers and virtual desktops
Brighter outlook for storage budgets
Budget concerns have eased slightly, and many storage managers are eyeing solid-state storage and cloud storage services. How does your shopping list compare to that of your peers?
Integrate the cloud with your backup app
Getting the sophistication of a backup app and the simplicity and scalability of cloud storage is possible today. But there are still some kinks to work out.
- Brighter outlook for storage budgets
Ex-StorageTek, ex-Sun, ex-Oracle storage engineer looking for work
Vendor acquisitions are changing the data storage landscape. Some make sense, while others will be disasters.
Block vs. file storage to support virtual server environments
by Terri McClure
Here are the pros and cons of block-based and file-based storage deployments to help you decide how to support your virtual environment.
Capacity optimization is storage's newest hot topic
With demonstrated results for backup, data reduction techniques are now being aimed at primary storage. It's a hot market, but there are still plenty of wrinkles to iron out.
Filling the storage information gap
by Tony Asaro
Making technology choices is hard, but getting solid information about those technologies may be even tougher. And users are losing out.
- Ex-StorageTek, ex-Sun, ex-Oracle storage engineer looking for work
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