Issue OverviewStorage magazine - Vol. 5 No. 9 November 2006
Our annual Storage Salary survey for 2006 shows that storage professionals are making more than ever -- and storage has become one of the hottest, in-demand IT skills. Ken Bartels says job security and year-end bonuses help keep turnover low in his Pittsburgh-based shop. Also, learn how to move data with HSM tools and what happens when HBAs take on virtualization. Access >>>
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Big pay for storage jobs
Storage professionals report the highest average salaries in the four years that Storage magazine has conducted its Storage Salary Survey. See how industry, location, education, company size and management responsibilities can affect the size of your paycheck.
- DOE funds storage project
Apps to classify and find data
Data classification may seem like an arcane art, but a growing set of information classification and management products make sorting through your company's data easier than ever. These tools provide the foundation for litigation discovery, cost reduction, record management and retention, archiving, deduplication and usage control.
Rough going for Exchange replication
by Trina MacDonald, Trends associate editor
Replicating databases for disaster recovery isn't easy, and Microsoft Exchange is no exception.
Automate data migration
Moving seldom-accessed data from primary storage to less-costly storage not only saves money, but can also improve the performance of applications. Hierarchical storage management (HSM) software can help automate the migration of files, but HSM products vary in the way they approach the task. So it's important to identify the requirements of an HSM product before making a choice.
- Snapshot: Will you add iSCSI?
- Big pay for storage jobs
- HP unveils storage blade
Quality Awards II: Surprise Winner--BakBone NetVault is leader of the backup pack
BakBone Software Inc.'s NetVault, which ranked near the bottom in our 2005 survey, is this year's enterprise-class backup and recovery software winner. We'll tell you how BakBone pulled off this stunning turnaround.
- Survey Says: Storage grows unabated
- New frameworks give users more choices
- Security for your security appliances
Tape encryption strategies
by Jon Oltsik
Companies need to take a more strategic approach to tape encryption by building a services-based architecture that can meet today's needs and scale to accommodate future needs.
A new startup promises recordless e-mail
Storage Bin: A new startup promises recordless e-mail. Is this a stroke of genius that will reward the company with billions of Internet bucks, or is it the end of the world as we know it?
How to better connect storage to the business
by James Damoulakis
We can learn from manufacturing processes and use a supply chain to storage to better align it with strategic business goals. To implement this model, a storage services plan needs to be multidimensional and encompass performance, availability, data protection, data movement and migration, and data retention.
- Tape encryption strategies by Jon Oltsik
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