Storage On-The-Go: Audio Learning Series

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Stephen J. Bigelow
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No time to wade through magazines or e-zines? Tune into Storage On-The-Go and download short, easy-to-follow audio files directly to your PDA, laptop, or MP3 player. Then just listen in the car, at work, or anytime. No time to listen? Just follow the links below for the full text.




  Learning On-The-Go

This basic educational series offers informative overviews of storage-related topics, and is ideal for non technical personnel that need an introductory understanding of essential storage concepts:

NEW! Disk-based backup - Stephen J. Bigelow
(MP3; 7:17 min.; 6.8 MB)
Hard disk is increasingly preferred as a backup target because of its fast performance, reliability, and competitive costs. See the text version here, or visit the related chapter in our All-in-One Guide.

NEW! Tape-based backup - Stephen J. Bigelow
(MP3; 8:33 min.; 8.0 MB)
Tape remains an important backup technology because of its broad installed base and well-established IT policies -- it also provides convenient off-site storage. See the text version here, or visit the related chapter in our All-in-One Guide.

NEW! The art of copies - Stephen J. Bigelow
(MP3; 10:41 min.; 10.0 MB)
There are numerous disk-based technologies available to copy data within an enterprise, including snapshots, replication, CDP, CAS, and more. See the text version here, or visit the related chapter in our All-in-One Guide.

NEW! Continuous data protection - Stephen J. Bigelow
(MP3; 9:09 min.; 8.6 MB)
CDP records deatiled write operations, allowing storage administrators to restore a file or system state to a precise moment in time. See the text version here, or visit the related chapter in our All-in-One Guide.

NEW! Content-addressed storage - Stephen J. Bigelow
(MP3; 8:00 min.; 7.5 MB)
CAS supports long-term archiving to disk while applying advanced features like data deduplication, encryption, and retention management. See the text version here, or visit the related chapter in our All-in-One Guide.

NEW! Remote backup - Stephen J. Bigelow
(MP3; 6:36 min.; 6.2 MB)
The growth of remote offices and mobile users has brought renewed focus to remote office backup procedures. See the text version here, or visit the related chapter in our All-in-One Guide.

NEW! Backup software - Stephen J. Bigelow
(MP3; 7:46 min.; 7.3 MB)
Software tools play a crucial role on backup procedures, monitoring, reporting, and testing. See the text version here, or visit the related chapter in our All-in-One Guide.

NEW! Backup security - Stephen J. Bigelow
(MP3; 8:44 min.; 8.2 MB)
Sensitive data backups must be protected against loss or theft, and attention must be paid to disk, tape, and WAN backups alike. See the text version here, or visit the related chapter in our All-in-One Guide.

Disk storage components - Stephen J. Bigelow
(MP3; 11:05 min.; 10.2 MB)
Hard disks can have a profound impact on the capacity, performance and long-term reliability of any storage infrastructure. See the text version here, or learn more with our All-in-One Guide.

Backup and data protection - Stephen J. Bigelow
(MP3; 12:50 min.; 11.8 MB)
Every enterprise must backup their data, but choosing the right backup technology can be challenging. See the text version here, or learn more with our All-in-One Guide.

SAN overview - Stephen J. Bigelow
(MP3; 8:00 min; 7.4 MB)
Virtually every enterprise uses a SAN to provide high-volume, high-performance storage to network users. However, personnel new to storage may find SAN concepts to be quite intimidating. See the text version here, or learn more with our All-in-One Guide.

NAS overview - Stephen J. Bigelow
(MP3; 8:50 min; 8.1 MB)
NAS devices attach to the LAN through an ordinary Ethernet connection and IP address, providing disk storage as an independent network device (though NAS devices can also be added to a SAN). See the text version here, or learn more with our All-in-One Guide.

Storage and data management - Stephen J. Bigelow
(MP3; 9:10 min; 8.4 MB)
Successful management uses a comprehensive suite of tools to configure, provision, archive, and report storage activities according to a well-defined set of management policies or processes. See the text version here, or learn more with our All-in-One Guide.

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This was first published in June 2006

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