• bit rot

    Bit rot is the slow deterioration in the performance and integrity of data stored on storage media. It is also known by the names bit decay, data rot, data decay and silent corruption.

  • legacy storage

    Legacy storage is traditional storage hardware that is older and sometimes no longer sold by its vendor.

  • The yin and yang of storage

    I feel like that little girl in "The Exorcist" whose head spins around; it's hard to keep an eye on where storage is headed these days.

  • Using virtual storage, SRM to up data storage efficiency

    The most efficient use of capacity stems from proactive, granular monitoring and strategies that increase allocation flexibility.

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  • Realizing benefits of storage consolidation sometimes easier said than done

    When done right, storage consolidation will reduces machine count and increases storage utilization. Just be sure to invest in vendor support, since problems stemming from consolidating a storage infrastructure will have a deep impact. 

  • Learn all about self-service storage

    Self-service storage allows the storage administrator to take advantage of all the capabilities of virtualized storage and respond to user needs for storage volumes more rapidly than ever. 

  • Self-service storage -- do-it-yourself provisioning gains ground

    One of the biggest burdens for storage administrators today is provisioning storage. Self-service storage allows storage administrators to take advantage of virtualized storage and respond to user needs for storage volumes faster than ever. 

  • 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. 

  • 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 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 -... 

  • 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... 

  • Green storage quiz

    The concept of green storage is steadily gaining momentum in the industry. With energy costs on the rise, storage administrators are looking to green storage technologies to help run their data centers more efficiently. But how much do you really kn... 

  • Chargeback applies real values to actual storage utilization

    Users demand unlimited growth and peak performance for all of their data because they're not the ones that foot the bill. This is changing with the use of chargeback storage techniques. By employing chargeback storage tools, IT departments can assign...