Issue OverviewStorage 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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Tape: Alive and full of options
Sure, disk is going down in price, but don't underestimate the value of tape technology. We look at what's available in tape libraries for large-scale backup.
Picking Up the Pieces from the BMC Debacle
BMC unceremoniously dumped its open systems storage management suite leaving customers in the lurch.
Midrange or high end: what's right for you
by Jim Booth
While the line is blurring, it's not gone. We look at what really differentiates high-end from midrange storage. And we look at the virtues of combining them.
Intelligence Sprouts in the Storage Network
It's still too early to tell how the fight for the so-called "intelligent switch" market will pan out, but players are slowly starting to reveal what team they're on.
SSPs Move to Bolster Security
Desktop backups don't happen automatically.
SATA drive challenges SCSI functionality
When it comes to disk drives, suitability for enterprise or desktop applications has little to do with the interface, but with the drive's underlying mechanical platform.
Sony Promotes Tape for WORM Archival
Despite its unfortunate name, emerging tape WORM technology could be a real boon to storage administrators now required to archive, for example, e-mail or medical images.
Mark Your Calendars
With tulips and daffodils also come trade shows. Here's a short list of storage conferences happening this spring.
- Tape: Alive and full of options
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.
- Rolling disaster
Keep your SAN secure through zoning
by Darryl Brooks
Keep your SAN secure through zoning.
Real-world data storage utilization
by Stephen Foskett
Stephen Foskett takes a real-world look at how storage is being utilized and the answers are shocking.
Wake-up call for vendors
by Mark Schlack
Wake-up call for vendors
Why won't EMC let us time the DMX against the competition
Storage Bin: Why won't EMC let us time the DMX against the competition?
Will you implement an iSCSI SAN?
Will You Implement an iSCSI SAN?
Controlling storage capacity
Storage capacity is rapidly growing. Here's how to control it. Hint: Storage management software isn't the answer.
- Keep your SAN secure through zoning by Darryl Brooks
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