Storage covers a lot of territory and it can be overwhelming for the beginner. In our Fast Guide: Storage basics, we break it down into categories -- and keep it simple. We start out with basic storage terms, then go on to management, networking and primary storage. Keep this
What about backup media?
Explore the different types of backup media and get a concise breakdown of how much you'll be spending to implement and maintain each of these options.
Cost justifying your backup plan
Before starting any backup project or implementing any type of backup operation you need to consider the impact lost data has on your company's bottom line. Create a backup plan that not only jibes with the CTO but the CEO.
Database backup basics
Making a functional backup of a database while it's running is a difficult task. Take a look at the different methodologies of backing up a database (SQL Server/Oracle) and learn about the basics of replication.
If you want to know all about backup, then you need to attend Backup School. Storage expert Dorion Cougious, as the professor, will take you from backup basics to reading the last tape for optimal recovery.
Where do I begin?
Determining ROI for storage management can be a challenge, given the varying types of metrics used. Expert Jamie Gruener takes a look at how to begin your own ROI analysis of storage management tools, including the metrics you need to consider, how to measure them and how to use the results to your benefit.
Storage Management Survival School
Storage management school is in session. Management experts will talk you through starting a storage management plan, operational best practices and setting up a storage management group.
Fast Guide: Storage technologies
This is a guide you will surely need to keep handy. Listed here are the various storage technologies divided into two parts, one for the personal or small business computer user and one for the enterprise user.
The essential RAID primer
This RAID Primer is essential for anyone needing to know the many RAID levels. Each level's description is concise and to the point.
Storage Survival Guide
SearchStorage.com's Storage Survival Guide is your one-stop training center for the best technical learning guides, fast guides, webcast schools and advanced storage education on the Web. This content is a great too for the beginner.
Although EMC looks to TwinStrata technology to turn the cloud into a storage tier from inside a SAN, one customer proves CloudArray has value without a separate SAN for primary, backup and disaster recovery storage.
Independent disaster recovery expert Paul Kirvan discusses four important steps to incorporate critical infrastructure resources such as water, electricity, telecommunications, oil and gas, etc. into your DR plan.