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  • SRM tools improve storage planning and deployment, page 2

    Storage administrators are struggling to identify their storage resources and utilize those resources to their best potential. Storage resource management (SRM) tools have emerged to help administrators understand their evolving storage landscape, op... 

  • SRM tools improve storage planning and deployment

    Storage administrators are struggling to identify their storage resources and utilize those resources to their best potential. Storage resource management (SRM) tools have emerged to help administrators understand their evolving storage landscape, op... 

  • SAN certifications for storage pros

    SAN expert Greg Schulz offers advice to a reader who asked: What SAN related certifications should I pursue? 

  • Testing iSCSI SAN performance with Iometer

    Iometer, a performance test tool for tuning Windows environments, can also be used to tune performance in iSCSI SANs. The tool lets you simulate the SAN's performance by setting many of the parameters and running tests. Repeated runs with different p... 

  • Lessons learned from creating and managing a scalable SAN

    Carl Follstad crafted a SAN at the University of Minnesota that provides high availability for 280 TB of storage at three sites. The SAN is scalable, delivers the needed performance and can be managed by a limited staff. Also, read more about how dat... 

  • HBAs: Are dual HBAs worth the investment?

    Storage networking expert Greg Schulz offers advice to a reader debating whether to invest in dual HBAs for their SAN. 

  • Performance monitoring on boot from SAN

    Networking expert Greg Schulz offers advice to a reader concerned with I/O rates when booting from a SAN 

  • SAN fine tuning: Get the most from your storage

    The way key SAN components, principally HBAs and switches, are configured will determine overall SAN performance. If you know what to look for and how to make adjustments, performance problems can be greatly reduced. 

  • RAID technology adds reliability and overcomes concerns

    RAID's evolution of storage servers and arrays is quietly influenced by the continuing advancement of hard disks and disk controlling hardware. Storage administrators must understand the changes that are taking place, and position their organizations... 

  • RAID technology adds reliability and overcomes concerns, page 2

    Today, the growing prominence of slower, high-capacity SATA drives are raising serious concerns about storage reliability, and dual-parity techniques like RAID-6 are emerging to combat the specter of multiple simultaneous drive failures. Larger drive...