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  • Wireless NAS?

    A wireless NAS is a pretty specialized product but there are a couple of situations where a wireless NAS can be useful. 

  • Keep SAN design simple

    Often times the design you start with for your SAN isn't going to be the one that ends running the enterprise. Here are tips on keeping your SAN design simple. 

  • Design concepts for storage networks: In-band ESCOM

    Bits & Bytes: In this final installment of Jerome Wendt's overview of design concepts for storage networks, he looks at a new model, in-band ESCOM. 

  • Do you want a Firewire SAN?

    Firewire (IEEE 1394) is a serial bus usually associated with peripherals. Yet at least one company makes a firewire SAN and it has established a firm foothold, in a limited market. 

  • Audit your SAN's security risks

    This tip describes checklists for auditing the security of your storage area networks (SANs). 

  • Design concepts for storage networks: In-band telecom

    Bits & Bytes: Jerome Wendt walks you through in-band telecom. It may be right for you if you are running multiple OSes and a heterogeneous SAN. But, it does have its pitfalls. 

  • Avoid circular hierarchy references

    This tip describes an important caveat when dealing with tiered storage hierarchies and moving storage to various volumes: Avoid circular references. 

  • Baseline SAN performance before tuning

    Why and how to baseline your SAN before running performance tests. 

  • University learns SAN lesson

    Case Western Reserve University had a highly distributed environment that wasn't passing the storage grade. In order to free admins and maximize resources, CWRU graduated to a SAN. 

  • A beginners guide to iSCSI

    SearchStorage.com contributor Simon Gordon answers FAQs about iSCSI.