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Vol. 3 No. 2 April 2004

Snapshot: Number of terabytes of disk capacity managed

How Many Terabytes Do You Manage? How many terabytes do you manage per storage administrator? Is this amount per administrator too much? Too little? Just right? When it comes to the amount of capacity you manage relative to other storage administrators, where do you stand? More than half of respondents manage 5TB or less, but a full 21% manage more than 20TB. One reader even claims to manage 500TB with a single administrator. Overall, most storage managers seem fairly content with their workload. On average, 51.3% of readers think that they manage the right amount of storage. The notable exception comes--surprise, surprise--from administrators that manage 20-plus terabytes. They think that this is "too much" by a margin of 2:1.

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Features in this issue

  • IP storage delivers

    by  Johanna Ambrosio

    Despite all the FUD surrounding IP SANs, early users say IP-based storage isn't all that difficult to manage and that performance is sufficient. The key is knowing what applications IP SANs should be used for.

  • Disaster recovery relief

    The cost of disaster recovery tools can be even more than the value of the data that these very tools are supposed to be protecting. Fortunately, newer approaches to DR are restoring sanity to this high-pressure task.

  • Wrestling with regulations

    by  Bill O'Brien

    In the health care industry, complicated regulations such as HIPAA, combined with new technologies that require enormous amounts of storage, are driving storage managers to the emergency room.

  • Extreme backup

    by  Arun Taneja

    Newsflash: Conventional data protection has reached its limits and will be dramatically changing in the next couple of years. But all roads don't lead to the same result. Here's how to analyze which route is best for you.

  • Get control of capacity

    Although storage resource management tools can be complicated to implement, they're a better alternative to breaking the bank and rushing out to purchase more storage. Get precise with your vendors on what you need and you'll wind up with better results.

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