DAS is a low cost, easy to manage alternative to SAN or NAS. George Crump, founder of Storage Switzerland, an analyst firm that focuses on storage virtualization, discusses where DAS is headed and if it can really hold its own against SANs.
Data deduplication on primary storage -- Oct. 23, 2008
What should a storage administrator know before using data deduplication on primary storage? Eric Burgener, senior analyst and consultant at the Taneja Group, discusses the impact data deduplication on primary storage will have and the things to consider before using it.
What should a storage administrator be doing today in terms of planning for solid-state drives entering the storage environment? Jeff Janukowicz, research manager at IDC for solid-state drives and hard drive components, discusses the impact SSDs are expected to have at the enterprise level.
Online email archiving -- Sept. 4, 2008
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.
Storage virtualization -- June 10, 2008
What advantages can storage virtualization bring to storage environments? What about downsides? In this podcast, hear about the issues storage pros face when virtualizing storage.
Data classification -- May 12, 2008
Why is unstructured data hard to classify? Who should oversee data classification? You'll learn the answers to these questions as well as how trends in classification affect you.
Email archiving -- April 3, 2008
Email archiving has become a necessity in every storage shop, no matter the size. Find answers to frequently asked email archiving questions.
This was first published in October 2008