Issue OverviewStorage magazine - Vol. 1 No. 6 August 2002
Learn how the next version of Windows and .NET server storage will change storage managers' lives. Also get information on no-nonsense SAN management, creating storage departments that make sense, and why you shouldn't count NAS out for databases. Access >>>
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Your worst nightmares ... and how to avoid them
by Jon William Toigo
It's 10 p.m. Do you know where your data is?
- Centralized Storage No Fad
InfiniBand Marches on Despite Intel Retreat
Intel has put the brakes on some of its InfiniBand activities.
Are You a SAN Guru?
Take these sample exam questions to see if you could pass SNIA's FC certification programs.
- IFCP and FCIP by Marc Farley
Where hard drives are headed
by Eric Knorr
Bigger used to be better, but get ready for smaller, faster.
Taxonomy of Storage Management Software Providers
There's no lack of vendors who will sell you tools to help you regain control of your storage resources.
Will .NET server make Windows storage friendly?
by David Braue
Here's how the next version of Windows will change storage managers' lives.
Storage managers plan more SANs
by Mark Schlack and Karen Bannan
Our extensive survey of 2003 spending plans documents continuing networked storage growth and selective adoption of new technology.
- Will disk replace tape?
- Your worst nightmares ... and how to avoid them by Jon William Toigo
Tape Spins Right Round
Tape vendors continue to put out products at dizzying speeds.
Solid State Disk: Coming Soon to a SAN Near You
It's commonplace to find disk subsystems and tape drives on the SAN, but that's not always the case for solid state disk (SSD).
USB Drives Make Small Work of Large File Transfers
The market has seen a flood of small plug-and-play USB storage devices that have ample capacity.
What's the best network storage for databases?
by Marc Farley
Conventional wisdom says SANs, but that depends what you're doing with your database.
With SANs, Street Price Bears Little Resemblance to List
If you're not getting deep discounts on your storage networking equipment, you need to hone your bargaining skills.
Windows backup: avoid the landmines
by W. Curtis Preston
Backing up in Windows may be tricky, but there are shortcuts.
Managing a SAN the old-fashioned way
by Benjamin Kuo
With automation largely a fantasy, you'll need to know how to do it the hard way.
ASK THE EXPERT:
by Randy Kerns
Why doesn't my mail client software create a lock for e-mail files if it's reading it off a NAS device? Which non-EMC NAS devices provide a gateway to connect to an EMC Symmetrix SAN?
The price of independence
by David Braue
As storage has become more strategic, so has the need for focused professionals. Here's how some companies are working that out.
- Tape Spins Right Round
Introducing new data storage technologies
by Stephen Foskett
Introducing new technology to your department isn't as easy as it sounds.
Snapshot: Using multiple storage array vendors
How many array vendors are in your shop?
Where in the world is iSCSI?
Storage Bin: Where in the world is iSCSI?
Avoiding failure in the SAN is easy, back your switch up
by Darryl Brooks
Avoiding failure in the SAN is easy - back your switch up.
- Introducing new data storage technologies by Stephen Foskett
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