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Storage magazine - Vol. 2 No. 4 June 2003

In this issue, learn why consolidating your direct-attached storage (DAS), takes longer and costs more than you've been told. Learn about mistakes to avoid when consolidating DAS. Also read stories on smarter networks, version 1.0 of the SAS specification, and get the lowdown on storage management suites. In part one of a two-part series, learn about budget-conscious business continuity with disk mirroring. Get the inside scoop on how to keep your business up and running if a disaster strikes. Also inside: Learn about midrange NAS boxes, inverse multiplexing, snapshot basics, and more.  Access >>>

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    • StorageTek Puts a Spin on Data Protection

      StorageTek's EchoView shows promise.

    • Whys and Wherefores of SAS

      Version 1.0 of the SAS spec was just completed by the SCSI Trade Association.

    • Management suites come up short

      With long feature checklists, astonishing ROIs and seamless integration, storage management suites can seem like storage paradise. But look closely, and you may find that what you get isn't what you wanted to see.

    • Consolidation: The hard truth

      Every large enterprise can benefit from some kind of consolidation. But the benefits come at a price. Despite the hype, consolidation is a long process that can be complicated. Bottom line: You may have to wait to cash in on the benefits, but they will come.

    • Europe Better Equipped for Distributed SANs

      Europe is burning with SAN fever.

    • Copy basics by David Braue

      Snapshot and replication are important tools in building a foolproof disaster recovery plan. This article helps you pick the optimal solution that fits within your budget and is best suited for your company's individual backup needs.

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