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Omnia in orbis? Really?
This article is part of the Storage magazine issue of Vol. 11 Num. 6 August 2012
Data archiving, data hygiene and good old common sense can help keep your company off the spinning disk treadmill. Find out what Jon Toigo has to say on the subject. A few years ago (and this may come as little surprise to readers of this column), I was fired by a publication for something I had written. As I recall, the piece was entitled “Time for a SAN Report Card” and I wrote it for a competing publication’s microsite that supported the efforts of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), the industry consortium of storage vendors. I noted in the piece the inconvenient truth about Fibre Channel storage-area networks (SANs); that they weren’t networks at all, unless you were willing to go along with the industry marketecture that basically held that SANs were networks “because we say they are.” Last year, I ran into a speaker in a hallway at Storage Decisions who told me he was helping folks understand the limits of SANs, noting that while he had disagreed with me at the time when I observed that SANs weren’t ...
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Data archiving, data hygiene and good old common sense can help keep your company off the spinning disk treadmill. Find out what Jon Toigo has to say on the subject.
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