SAN School: Lesson 13

Lesson 13 of SAN School takes a look at your storage outsourcing options. This chapter is devoted to SLAs, creating RFPs, and how to work with vendors and consultants.

SAN

"Storage Outsourcing"

Join Alex Nikitin, co-author, Storage Area Networks for Dummies, for a lesson on your options when it comes to outsourcing storage. What are the merits and pitfalls of letting another entity manage your storage network?

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Trusting your mission-critical data to a third-party provider isn't a decision you can take lightly. In Lesson 13 of SearchStorage.com's "SAN School," Alex Nikitin takes a look at your primary management options. One, to completely manage all of your data in-house. Two, to completely outsource all  your data. And, three, to use a consultant or vendor partners to accomplish data management. Alex states the pros and cons of each method.

What you'll walk away with:
** Should my own staff tackle the SAN infrastructure?
** What are your options when it comes to outsourcing?
** Defining your needs for the solution
** Using consultants to handle your SAN
 

Get the Lesson 13 worksheet.

***TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF PART I -- TAKE OUR QUIZ***
Now that you've listened to SAN School lessons 1-4, take the first SAN School quiz.

***TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF PART II -- TAKE OUR QUIZ***
Once you've viewed lessons 5-7, test your skills by taking part two of the SAN School quiz.

***TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF PART III -- TAKE OUR QUIZ***
Once you've viewed lessons 8-11, test your skills by taking the SAN School Quiz

About Alex Nikitin:
Alex Nikitin is District Storage Manager for HDS as well as co-author of "SANs for Dummies."

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This was first published in May 2005

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