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Vol. 5 No. 8 October 2006

What you need to know about data storage provisioning

Provisioning storage is still largely a manual task, but Anthony Bergen of The North West Company in Winnipeg is tapping tools with easy-to-use interfaces to carve up his company's storage arrays. Also, get information on what storage managers are buying in 2006, and keeping track of encryption keys.

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Features in this issue

  • Survey Says: Users name their 10GbE price

  • The right way to provision storage

    Provisioning storage is still mostly a manual job, but solid planning, including the right interested parties and some improved tools, can help ease the chore. Follow these provisioning best practices to gain greater performance and higher disk utilization.

  • Long-term archiving

    With some legislative requirements mandating data be kept for as long as 70 years, your organization needs an archiving plan that defines what data needs to be kept and why. But don't overlook how you'll restore old data when it needs to be accessed.

  • How to manage encryption keys

    Encryption is an effective way to secure data. But managing encryption keys can be a major undertaking. While there are no encompassing key management tools available yet, some apps can help you keep track of proliferating encryption keys.

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