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Storage magazine - Vol. 2 No. 2 April 2003

In this month’s issues, BMC's pullback is making storage managers think twice about the usual data storage management software vendors. At UAL Loyalty, Gary Pilafas went the data storage management startup route. What's right for you? Also explore the pros and cons of tape backup. Disk may be extremely popular right now, but tape can be an affordable backup and archiving tool. Get the inside scoop in what’s hot in tape library technology. Also inside: Read stories that address grappling with Windows storage, virtual SANs and how to choose midrange or high-end storage.  Access >>>

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    • Rolling disaster

      Rolling disaster

    • Virtual SANs bring order to chaos by Marc Farley

      What will Cisco's embedded virtual SAN technology in its new MDS switch line mean to storage managers? For starters, a new way to manage SANs as they spread across the company.

    • USC Spurns Usual Tape Suspects

      In his role as director of emerging technologies at the University of Southern California (USC), Mike Lin is responsible for storing and backing up between 50TB to 100TB of data, for faculty and students alike.

    • Let the iSCSI Games Begin

      From the time the iSCSI specification was ratified by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) this winter, there's been a spate of iSCSI product announcements.

    • Is storage management software worth it?

      High prices, deep discounts, expensive deployments, uncertain vendor commitment--what's a storage manager to think? We help decode the confusion that abounds in this market.

    • Storage managers grapple with Windows by David Braue

      The spread of Windows into ever-more serious applications and the growth of data on Windows servers means that more storage managers are attaching Windows hosts to their SANs. Along with that comes the need to decide whether Windows-based storage management software is the way to go.

    • How global companies are consolidating storage. by Carol Hildebrand

      Learn how international companies are managing their storage globally through data center consolidation.

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