All-in-One Research Guides

Storage All-in-One Research Guides:

All-in-One Research Guides

  • Disk Storage

    All hard disk storage uses magnetically coated platters spun at high RPM between sensitive read/write heads. Data is then moved to and from the hard disk to a host computer across a standard interface (e.g., ATA, SCSI, SATA or SAS). But to overcome their limitations in performance and reliability, disks are often combined into RAID groups. Storage arrays group together dozens (sometimes hundreds) of disks together to provide terabytes of storage. This guide explains hard disk mechanisms, RAID groups and storage arrays.

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  • Network Attached Storage

    Network attached storage (NAS) is a class of dedicated hard disk-based storage devices. Rather than storing data on disks within a server, a NAS device provides users with additional disk storage available to LAN users through a standard network connection. NAS devices can also be included as part of a SAN. Network-attached storage devices also offer several important advantages. This AIOG will help you explore the features of network-attached storage, the elements of NAS management and a guide to buying NAS components.

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  • Data Storage Basics

    Storage administrators who want to refresh their knowledge of data storage basics will find explanations of storage technologies such as data backup, SANs, NAS storage, data management and other enterprise storage concepts.

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  • SAN Management

    This guide helps you understand storage area networking technology, from basic SAN management to connectivity issues and switches.

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  • Small- and Medium-Sized Business Storage

    Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have special challenges when it comes to implementing and maintaining storage systems. This guide gives SMBs information on deploying NAS, iSCSI SANs, disk arrays and remote storage services.

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  • Wide Area Network

    WANs have evolved into global networks that tie remote offices to data centers, connect remote backup and disaster recovery sites, and even link customers and partners to shared corporate resources. in this guide you'll learn about WAN basics, WAN optimization, remote backup, WAFS and SAN connnections.

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  • Storage Consolidation

    There are many benefits to storage consolidation. But are there downsides to consolidating your storage environment? If you're thinking about embarking on a storage consolidation project, here's what you need to know about disk subsystems, storage virtualization, storage resource management tools and WAN and WAFS.

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  • Data Retrieval Strategies

    This research guide on data retrieval strategies covers it all -- retrieving data from backups, archives, email, databases and document management software.

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  • Advanced Data Storage

    If you've been in the storage game for a while and are looking for more advanced information, this Guide is for you. It starts with learning features and expert advice focused on the components that make up storage systems. Then, it delves into backup, SAN, NAS and storage management. Get started learning now.

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  • Disaster Recovery Learning Guides

    Nothing is more vital to the safety of your storage than a well thought out, well designed and well managed disaster recovery strategy. Learn how to put together and manage a disaster recovery plan that will hold up to the most pressing disaster recovery issues

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