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  • IBM Tivoli Storage Manager pitfalls to avoid

    This tip outlines some of the common issues users encounter in a TSM environment. 

  • Ten questions to increase storage efficiency

    Rick Cook offers 10 things to consider in order to make the best use of your storage, from simply reviewing your storage strategy to standardizing your hardware. 

  • Storage provisioning best practices

    Storage provisioning can be a tricky practice, especially when you factor in that it needs to be done manually. List here are eight best practices when it comes to provisioning. 

  • Top 10 storage management tips 2006

    Below are the top ten storage management tips of 2006, based on our readers' interest, covering such topics as SRM software evaluation, storage provisioning, security, storage capacity planning and more. 

  • Automated data migration: Choosing technology for ILM

    This tip looks at automated data movement in a tiered storage environment to support ILM; performance and capacity load balancing; compliance; and technology upgrades or replacements. Learn what you need to be aware of when implementing automated dat... 

  • Consolidated storage management: Coming soon?

    Managing a heterogeneous storage environment means juggling a hodgepodge of vendor-specific tools. Some vendors are working toward a consolidated management console, but standards are needed for single-pane storage management to become a reality. 

  • Five must-have storage security testing tools

    You know that your storage systems need to be secured and there are plenty of tools to find general security vulnerabilities. But, what about tools that look specifically at storage security vulnerabilities? There are a handful of these tools that yo... 

  • Five musts for NetBackup restores

    Five tips for successful NetBackup restores are outlined in this tip. 

  • The problem with unstructured information

    Information security expert Kevin Beaver highlights the problem of managing unstructured information and what you can do to keep your organization on the right track to storage security and out of hot water. 

  • Managing data migration among storage tiers

    Rick Cook outlines a number of approaches to tiered data migration.