1. This is the process of optimizing the efficiency and speed with which the available drive space is utilized in a SAN.
Answer 3. This process helps storage administrators perform the tasks of backup, archiving, and recovery more easily, and in less time, by disguising the actual complexity of the SAN.
Answer 4. This process ensures that files be preserved in case of equipment failure or other catastrophe, and is usually a routine part of the operation of large businesses with mainframes as well as the administrators of smaller business computers.
Answer 5. This describes how an organization deals with potential disasters, and is becoming an increasingly important aspect of enterprise computing.
Answer 6. This includes the processes and procedures an organization puts in place to ensure that essential functions can continue during and after a disaster. It also seeks to prevent interruption of mission-critical service.
Answer 7. This is used to make systems more fault-tolerant, and is typically an integral part of mission-critical systems that must be constantly available.
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This was first published in November 2008