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  • A new wrinkle: VMware over NFS

    Even as NetApp continues to increase support for VMware, organizations are migrating VMware storage to industry-standard NFS to simplify management. Users who combine VMware with NFS are still in the minority, but that minority is growing steadily. 

  • The politics of VMware deployments

    There are many reasons that storage administrators lean towards deploying VMware. Many are technical, but there are also political and emotional reasons too. 

  • Free Sun utility turns OpenSolaris servers into Fibre Channel storage arrays

    Sun has begun to execute its server/storage convergence strategy with a framework for turning its OpenSolaris servers into storage arrays with a free utility called Comstar. Comstar users can create a Fibre Channel array using a repurposed server and... 

  • Symantec CEO: We know more about file systems than VMware

    Symantec CEO John Thompson sat down for a Q&A to talk about how SSDs will bury tape, coopetition with VMware and streamlining Symantec product lines. 

  • Storage Decisions Session Downloads: Executive/Management Track (Chicago 2008)

    Sometimes technology alone won't solve storage-related issues. You also need to be adept about the business of acquiring storage systems. As a storage manager, you will be called on to develop storage solutions to satisfy evolving business needs -... 

  • Storage Decisions Session Downloads: Data Retention & Retrieval Track (Chicago 2008)

    Call it regulatory compliance, legal vigilance, good disk management or just plain common sense -- regardless of your company's motivation, a sound system for retaining and disposing of data is one of the modern requirements of storage management.... 

  • Storage Decisions Chicago 2008 Session Downloads

    Download all the sessions that were presented to storage professionals at the recent Storage Decisions 2008 conference in Chicago on topics including DR, SANs, backup, storage virtualization, storage management and green storage. 

  • EMC World: Users focus on energy-saving green storage

    As EMC updated its VTLs with data dedupe and spin-down drives, users at EMC World say they're in the midst of re-evaluating backup architectures with a focus on energy savings. 

  • The enterprise archive of tomorrow

    Regulatory compliance, litigation and corporate governance, which all mandate that data be secured for years, if not decades, are responsible for creating a new approach to archiving. Archives are no longer just a place to store old data. The enterpr... 

  • How to plan for a disaster before a software upgrade

    Jeff Pelot at the Denver Health Hospital and Medical Center treats upgrades carefully after a simple software change disrupted his DR plan. In addition, read more about how big files can mean big backup problems, and how to keep your data locked down...