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  • Storage Outlook '08: Improving disk-based backup

    A senior storage architect tells why his 2008 priorities are disk-based backup and better reporting capabilities, and why he's not considering 8 Gbps Fibre Channel or storage virtualization tools. 

  • Top 5 SAN tips of 2007

    Here are the top 5 SAN tips of 2007, based on our readers' interest. This list covers topics such as RAID, SAN performance and SAN management. 

  • Hard Rock picks Xiotech storage system

    When building a storage network from scratch, the Hard Rock Park picked a SAN from Xiotech, citing the product's ease of management and flexibility. 

  • Using global spare drives to increase SAN reliability

    Here's a checklist for storage administrators using global spare drives to create a more reliable SAN. 

  • Top 25 data storage terms quiz

    SearchStorage.com editors did some research and came up with a list of the top 25 data storage glossary terms most requested by our readers. Curious? Take our top 25 data storage terms quick quiz and find out what's first and foremost on the minds of... 

  • How to create a SAN performance baseline

    To understand SAN performance and what is normal SAN behavior, you must have a performance baseline. 

  • Take precautions when integrating SAN and NAS

    Today, SAN and NAS platforms routinely exist side by side and are often interconnected so their respective benefits can be pooled. However, storage administrators must take great care when connecting SAN and NAS. Here are eight best practices for int... 

  • Tutorial: Creating a tiered SAN architecture

    This tip offers the pros and cons of a tiered SAN architecture, as well as a number of points to consider before creating a tiered SAN. 

  • How to select a storage capacity planning tool

    To select a storage management and capacity planning tool, first calculate how much storage is available and how much of your total storage capacity is actually being used. 

  • Guide to high-level administration of SANs

    SAN deployments can be complex. Administrators must configure the SAN hardware components, connectivity elements and protocols to get the right mix of performance and reliability.