Storage management remained at the forefront of the minds of SearchStorage.com 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.