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Top storage tips 2006

Our list of top storage tips for 2006 comes right from our readers. It's an interesting read into what's on the minds of fellow storage techies. What's hot, what's not, what works, what doesn't work. These expert tips cover the storage issues that take top honors when it comes to readers' interests, such as disaster recovery, NAS, SAN, backup and storage management.

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Top 5 disaster recovery tips
There has been no shortage of discussion about disaster recovery in the storage industry over the first half of this decade. Here are the top five tips of 2006, based on our readers' interest, covering such topics as vault storage, remote replication, disaster recovery for virtual tape libraries and more.

Top 5 NAS tips
NAS came in hot again this year; there was a interest in NAS in the Ask the Expert section of the site, as well as among Storage Decisions conference attendees. Here are the top five NAS tips of 2006, based on our readers' interest, covering such topics as NAS consolidation, NAS for SMBs, top products and more.

Top 10 backup tips
Backup is, well, it's backup. It's pretty self-explanatory. You have to protect your data, and it's pretty obvious how to do it -- you make a copy. Although that concept is simple, unfortunately in practice, the backup process can get complicated quickly. Here are the top 10 tips of 2006, based on our readers' interest, covering such topics as CDP, long-term tape archives, disk-based backup, email archiving and more.

Top 10 storage management tips
As storage environments grow increasingly complex, the prospect of single-console management of heterogeneous storage becomes more and more appealing to storage administrators. That may be fantasy for now, but the industry is certainly buzzing. Here are the top 10 storage management tips of 2006, based on our readers' interest, covering such topics as SRM software evaluation, storage provisioning, security, storage capacity planning and more.

Top 10 SAN tips
To say a SAN is complicated is a bit of an understatement. Yet, for more and more enterprises, the advantages of a dedicated storage network outweigh the additional complexity. Still, nothing happens in a vacuum. So, what is it that's driving adoption of SANs today? Here are the top SAN 10 tips of 2006, based on our readers' interest, covering such topics as iSCSI SANs, RAID striping, SAN performance tuning, balancing SATA and SCSI and more.


This was first published in December 2006

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