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  • DAS in the enterprise is alive and well

    Direct-attached storage continues to give SAN and NAS a run for their money, even in the enterprise. Storage managers often look toward DAS to lower costs and to simplify data management. 

  • Storage Tutorials

    Storage learning guides take you step by step through the storage buying process and list the best practices you need to be aware of before starting any technology upgrade or implementation. 

  • SearchStorage FAQs

    This compilation of storage FAQs provides answers for both beginner and advanced enterprise storage professionals. 

  • Storage Decisions Session Downloads: Management/Executive Track (San Francisco 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 -- a... 

  • Storage Decisions Session Downloads: Executive/Management Track (New York 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 -... 

  • 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.