iSCSI Storage and vSphere This step-by-step guide will walk you through setting up and configuring iSCSI storage for vSphere virtual machines. We also include best practices for using iSCSI storage, and compare the performance of using hardware initiators vs. software initiators, jumbo frames vs. no jumbo frames, and using paravirtualization vs. normal virtual SCSI adapters.Continuous Data Protection Redux Continuous data protection (CDP) products may provide the best data protection compared to other available technologies because they capture new data and changes to older data as they're committed and save them to a backup target. There's renewed interest in CDP, rekindled by virtual server environments and its integration with other backup apps, making it easier to implement and manage. How to Really Use ITIL to Manage Your Storage Better The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) is a set of guidelines, processes and best practices for managing IT resources and services. For many storage managers, ITIL is a foreign concept, but in this article, Tom Woods, ITIL global service transition manager at Ford Motor Co., will describe the practical application of ITIL to storage management.
This was first published in June 2010