All-in-One Buying Guides

Storage All-in-One Buying Guides:

All-in-One Buying Guides

  • Midrange NAS arrays buying guide

    Learn about midrange NAS arrays with buying guide. Included are midrange NAS arrays product specifications, a midrange NAS arrays overview and midrange NAS arrays best practices.

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  • Archiving Software Buying Guide

    Some data archives are little more than "dumb" disk arrays, but the more sophisticated archives provide data deduplication for single instance storage, robust power conservation features, and immutability for data that may be needed as evidence in litigation. What criteria must a storage administrator consider to evaluate products associated with data archiving initiatives?

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  • Storage consolidation buying guide

    This guide can help storage managers purchase software, tools and appliances related to storage consolidation initiatives. It contains best purchasing practices as well as product specs to help readers compare prospective consolidation products related to NAS, disk arrays, data migration software and virtualization software.

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  • Scaling Storage Networks

    This guide lists the issues involved in scaling storage networks. Each chapter offers buying points and specifications for products that can help a storage administrator scale their storage network.

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  • NAS Upgrades

    This guide provides tips for purchasing NAS hardware, NAS management software and NAS gateways. Each chapter includes specifications for NAS products.

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  • Tiered Storage Buying Guide

    This Tiered Storage Buying Guide covers the major product considerations involved in tiered storage initiatives. Each chapter offers a set of buying points and product specifications that can help readers identify prospective new tiered storage products.

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  • Storage Compliance

    This guide on storage compliance covers such areas as email/document management and archiving, CAS, compliances services and legal discovery tools.

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  • Storage Security Buying Guide

    Data security is a problem for any size business. Better security controls, carefully regulated tape storage, and improved authentication and rights management have reduced the incidence of security faults. This buying guide lists the criteria involved in data security (encryption) initiatives to help storage administrators identify prospective encryption solutions in tape drives, software and dedicated security appliances.

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  • SAN Upgrades

    SANs keep growing not just in raw storage capacity, but in meeting demand for improved SAN performance with larger switches and enhanced HBAs. Storage resource management and capacity planning both play roles in SAN growth. This Buying Guide outines the criteria involved in upgrading a SAN.

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  • Backup Product Buying Guide

    Shopping for backup technologies can be an intimidating process. It's not enough to simply buy a new tape drive or upgrade to a larger disk. Today's data volumes are growing at 60% per year, and more and products are proliferating to meet specific backup needs, so IT organizations must make more informed product choices. This Buying Guide helps you to understand the most important considerations involved in backup product selection, identify specific points of interest for each main backup product category and present a series of basic product specifications that will help you pick the best product for your organization.

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  • Storage Virtualization - Buying Guide

    Storage virtualization alleviates the traditional problems of storage growth by implementing a layer of abstraction between applications and physical storage, allowing storage to be combined and treated as a ubiquitous resource, regardless of location. This Buying Guide helps you to understand the most important considerations involved in storage virtualization product selection, identify specific points of interest for storage virtualization software, hardware, and VSAN product categories and present a series of basic product specifications that will help you pick the best product for your organization.

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