that with the votes we got for creating a disaster recovery plan and more than half of the respondents say a backup/recovery related issue is their biggest problem. The next biggest headache are management-related issues. More specifically, finding good tools AND good staff to run a good storage operation. Below, SearchStorage.com's editors have compiled what you need most, resources to help solve these ongoing problems. Admitting you have a problem is the first step...now here is some help solving those challenges.
Don't think you can afford a disaster recovery plan? These companies are breaking the mold of expensive DR plans.
Data protection risk analysis self-test. Companies spend a significant amount of money investing in technologies meant to manage business-critical data, yet fail to accomplish basic levels of backup and restore. Are you on the path for a disaster?
Webcast: With the increasing complexity storage management brings to an organization it may be wise to think about setting up an internal storage group within your IT department. Stephen Foskett covers how many admins you need, what their responsibilities are and how to align staffing resources with requirements. Click here for the webcast.
Webcast: Best Practices for Buying Storage Presented by Bill Peldzus, Director of Storage Architecture, GlassHouse Technologies
By understanding the best approaches for buying storage you can get the best deal for your company. Along with tips and techniques for rating RFI and RFP responses, it will put you -- the buyer -- back in control. View this webcast
SRM & Policy-Based Management: Creating RFP's that achieve the right results Presented by Jamie Gruener, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Computing and Networking, The Yankee Group
Jamie Gruener looks at the top five priorities you need to consider when evaluating storage resource management (SRM) tools. He explains how these priorities translate into questions you need to ask vendors as part of an RFP. Attendees to his webcast preview will also learn the top five "gotchas" that customers have experienced in evaluating SRM, and how to avoid these issues by asking the right questions during the review process. View the webcast
Writing a switch RFP John Webster, Senior Analyst and Founder, Data Mobility Group
Building a SAN requires careful and detailed attention to the SAN switching environment. Acquiring the best switch configuration for a given environment or set of applications can be a daunting task. Getting vendors to speak to these issues in their responses to your RFP will help you construct a SAN that will hold-up under a production work load and make changing the configuration as time goes on a much easier proposition. This webcast walks step-by-step through these issues and offers attendees the critical information needed to get the most out of the switch-buying experience. View this webcast
Although EMC looks to TwinStrata technology to turn the cloud into a storage tier from inside a SAN, one customer proves CloudArray has value without a separate SAN for primary, backup and disaster recovery storage.
Independent disaster recovery expert Paul Kirvan discusses four important steps to incorporate critical infrastructure resources such as water, electricity, telecommunications, oil and gas, etc. into your DR plan.