Top five storage management tips of 2008

Here are the top five storage management tips of 2008, based on our readers' interest, covering such topics as SATA drives, green storage and primary storage optimization.

Storage management remained at the forefront of the minds of readers this year. Below are the...

top five storage management tips of 2008 -- based on our readers' interest -- covering such topics as SATA drives, RAID groups, green storage and primary storage optimization.

Storage management tip 1: SATA II vs. SATA I explained
SATA II-based drives will make their way into the enterprise because of three features: port multipliers, port selectors and native command queuing.

Storage management tip 2: Deciding when to use RAID 6 and RAID 10
Learn the most efficient uses of RAID 6 and RAID 10.

Storage management tip 3: Building a relationship with your data storage vendor
Find out why business relationships in the storage arena are so rare, and why the sales engineer is a key person in getting your storage needs resolved.

Storage management tip 4: Reduce your data storage power consumption costs
Learn how to evaluate storage energy demands and reduce the cost of power consumption.

Storage management tip 5: Deploying primary storage optimization
With companies starting to perform data reduction on primary storage, it's important for them to understand the requirements that primary storage optimization demands.

This was first published in December 2008

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