FAQs

Storage FAQs:

FAQs

  • Disaster Recovery FAQ

    Pierre Dorion, disaster recovery expert and senior business continuity consultant, answers the questions that storage professionals are asking most often on disaster recovery.

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  • Email Archiving FAQ

    With data volumes growing exponentially and regulatory compliance pressures increasing, email archiving is becoming mission-critical. In this FAQ guide, Bill Tolson, principal analyst with Contoural, Inc., answers the questions that storage pros are asking about email archiving.

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  • Unified storage FAQ

    Unified storage, which is also known as multiprotocol storage and federated storage -- and will no doubt be called a whole bunch of other things before it all shakes out -- is emerging in response to the demand for heterogeneous storage management. Independent storage consultant Randy Kerns offers answers to the most common questions he hears about unified storage in the field today. Randy's answers to all of these unified storage questions are also available as an MP3 file to download and take with you on the go.

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  • Storage Area Network FAQ

    Whether you're considering adopting a storage area network or you need expert advice on SAN management, this FAQ guide has information that can help. Greg Schulz, founder and senior analyst with StorageIO, offers answers to the most common questions he hears in the field.

    Greg's answers to all of these questions are also available as MP3 files to download and take with you on the go. You can download the entire presentation or the individual Q&As that you are most interested in.

    Go to All-in-One Guide: Storage Area Network FAQ

  • Unstructured Data FAQ

    Managing unstructured data, such as Word documents, email, images and MP3s, is a growing concern for most enterprises, since it accounts for about 85% of all the data used daily. Pierre Dorion answers the questions that storage professionals are asking about unstructured data. His answers are also available as an MP3 file.

    Go to All-in-One Guide: Unstructured Data FAQ

  • Disk Hardware FAQ

    Disk drives are the building blocks for storage systems. Still there's lot of questions surrounding this fundamental storage technology. Storage analyst Greg Schulz answers the most frequently asked questions about disk hardware.

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  • Network Attached Storage FAQ

    These days, companies are forced to deal with an ever-increasing amount of unstructured, file-based data that's demanding more storage capacity. Because network attached storage (NAS) is file-based (rather than block-based) storage, it is particularly suited for storing this type of data. Also, NAS can be used on its own or in conjunction with a SAN, which is attractive to many organizations. Tony Asaro, senior analyst with Enterprise Strategy Group, offers answers to the most common NAS questions he hears in the field.

    Tony's answers to all of these NAS questions are also available as an MP3 file to download.

    Go to All-in-One Guide: Network Attached Storage FAQ

  • Fibre Channel over Ethernet FAQ

    The typically conservative storage market is currently engaged on kicking the tires of FCoE. In this FAQ guide analyst Greg Schulz lists some of the questions about FCoE he is hearing most frequently during his travels.

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  • Online email archiving FAQ

    In this FAQ, Jo Maitand, storage analyst with Forrester Research, discusses the use of online email archiving by SMBs and enterprises, trends in the hosted email archiving arena, how using a hosted email archiving service will affect e-discovery and compliance initiatives, and security concerns.

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  • Data Protection FAQ

    Eric Burgener, senior analyst and consultant of Taneja Group, answers the questions he is hearing most frequently about data protection. He discusses developments in data protection technology, VTLs, the changing role of tape, CDP, WAN optimization, SaaS, cloud-based storage, dense storage platforms, and the difference between backup and archiving requirements.

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  • Email archiving in 2008 FAQ

    Email archiving has become a necessity in every storage shop, no matter the size. You'll learn why you should be email archiving, how you can selectively archive your emails, the difference between archiving and backup and more in this guide. In this FAQ guide, Brian Babineau, a senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group, answers the most common email archiving questions he hears in the field today. His answers are also available in MP3 format, so you can listen on-the-go.

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  • RAID FAQ

    Where is RAID going, now that it's become a transparent, standard feature in disk arrays? In this FAQ guide, storage analyst Greg Schulz answers the most common questions storage professionals have about RAID. Greg's answers are also available as an MP3 file.

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  • Storage Encryption FAQ

    Information security continues to be a major challenge for many organizations. And storage security specifically is an area that continues to be particularly confusing. Recently, we've noticed a growing interest in storage encryption among our readers. In this FAQ guide, Kevin Beaver offers practical answers to the most common storage encryption questions he hears from storage pros today.

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  • Storage Virtualization FAQ

    Many SANs rely on storage virtualization to pool physical storage from multiple network storage devices into what appears to be a single storage device managed from a central console. In this FAQ guide, Arun Taneja, founder and consulting analyst of the Taneja Group, answers the most common questions about storage virtualization hardware and software.

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  • File Virtualization FAQ

    There's a lot of confusion around file virtualization, and virtualization in general, because the term virtualization can mean so many different things. This FAQ guide outlines the basics, offers advice about implementing file virtualization, and details some limitations that you should be aware of. Greg's answers to all of these questions are also available as an MP3 file to download and take with you on the go.

    Go to All-in-One Guide: File Virtualization FAQ

  • File Archiving FAQ

    File archiving refers to the process of moving an entire file discretely to a totally new location and removing all traces of the file from its previous location. As such, file archiving is a valuable tool for any storage organization that needs to free up storage capacity. Greg Schulz offers practical answers to the most common file archiving questions he hears from storage pros today.

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  • Storage Security FAQ

    These days, it seems like you can't open a newspaper, lurk around the Web or turn on the tube without being bombarded with reports of hacked data centers and identity theft. Recently, we've noticed a growing interest in storage security among our readers. In this FAQ guide, storage security expert Kevin Beaver offers practical answers to the most common security questions he hears from storage pros today.

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