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  • Data Storage Management Survival School: Table of contents

    Data Storage Management Survival School is dedicated to exposing all of the aspects of managing storage and how to optimize your environments to minimize the data management crunch. 

  • Lesson two: Data Storage Management Survival School

    Are poor day-to-day operations stymieing your storage network? In this 15-minute lesson Greg Schulz, Senior Analyst of the Evaluator Group, looks at the real nuts and bolts of storage management. Learn the best practices, processes and tools necessar... 

  • XenSource embeds Symantec storage software

    Server virtualization firm XenSource embeds Symantec's storage management software into its hypervisor, gaining an important strategic and technical leg up on VMware. 

  • EMC, HDS kick off thin provisioning cage match

    EMC, trailing HDS with thin provisioning, is sniping at HDS's offering. Meanwhile, users increasingly tune out the soap opera and look to emerging vendors for new features. 

  • What to expect from a storage audit

    This tip outlines the three main types of storage audits, what you stand to gain from each type and offers insight into the audit process. 

  • Tiered Storage School: Table of Contents

    According to Mike Casey, Principal Analyst at Contoural, Inc. "a tiered storage strategy, properly planned and executed, can increase service levels for your critical applications and data sets, while reducing the overall cost of data storage." But, ... 

  • storage consolidation

    Storage consolidation, also called storage convergence is a method of centralizing data storage among multiple servers. 

  • Data retrieval strategies: Document management software overview

    This overview focuses on the role of document management software in data storage and how it can mitigate risk for the enterprise. 

  • External SATA RAID array vs. system replacement

    Storage expert Ashley D'Costa answers a reader's question about the benefits of using an external SATA RAID array over replacing his entire system. 

  • EqualLogic hops on thin-provisioning train

    Version 3.2 of EqualLogic's PS series array firmware will now support thin provisioning and a new permissions hierarchy for administrators.