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  • Cloud storage tools manage data stored in the ether

    As much as we might want to assume an "out of sight, out of mind" attitude about the data we ship to cloud storage services, the truth is that it needs nearly as much attention as data stored onsite. Some services offer basic tools to manage cloud... 

  • Top features in data backup applications

    Your backup application looks a lot different than it did a few years ago. In the March edition of Storage Magazine, see what new capabilities are being built in by backup vendors. Storage expert Tony Asaro also returns to the pages of Storage magazi... 

  • Tips for lowering the cost of storage support contracts

    Eugene Hacopians, senior systems engineer for a NASA project at Caltech, negotiates hard to lower the high cost of storage support contracts. In this issue, also read other stories on the security of iSCSI, and how midrange arrays are putting pressur... 

  • Comparing EMC Symmetrix DMX-3 vs. Hitachi Data Systems USP1100

    Vincent Hilly of Depository Trust & Clearing Corp. likes his EMC Symmetrix DMX-3 and Lance Smith of Atos Origin stands by his Hitachi Data Systems USP1100. The two array makers tout their very different architectures, but does what's under the hood r... 

  • How HP is reloading its storage strategy

    Scott Erkonen of Premier Bankcard was concerned when HP's storage efforts flagged, but he's encouraged by HP's recent product blitz and already has plans for its new EVAs. Also, learn more about fine turning disk-based backups and space saving storag... 

  • Hot tips for buying storage technology

    In this month’s issue, get the best tips and expert advice on buying data storage technology. Sharp buyers like Columbia University's Megan Restuccia explain their most important negotiating tactics. We also put LTO tape to the test. Make sure you re... 

  • Should you consolidate your direct-attached storage (DAS)?

    In this issue, learn why consolidating your direct-attached storage (DAS), takes longer and costs more than you've been told. Learn about mistakes to avoid when consolidating DAS. Also read stories on smarter networks, version 1.0 of the SAS specific... 

  • Comparing the top data backup packages

    This issue looks at the major backup packages and analyzes what each does best. Also: What DBAs should do on the SAN, taking another look at optical and HSM for open systems. 

  • Storage Networking Industry Association

    The Storage Networking Industry Association, also known as SNIA, is a nonprofit trade group that promotes standards and technologies for the storage industry and offers education services, technical work groups and certifications for IT professionals... 

  • Sony/Philips Digital Interface (S/PDIF)

    S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) is a standard audio transfer file format. 

  • virtual provisioning

    Virtual provisioning is a term used by vendors, such as EMC, to describe a process of efficiently provisioning space in storage area networks (SAN). (Continued...) 

  • Ghost

    Ghost is a software product from Symantec that can clone (copy) the entire contents of a hard disk to another computer's hard disk or to storage media. 

  • Mammoth

    Mammoth is a magnetic tape and drive system used for computer data storage and archiving. 

  • Linear Tape-Open (LTO)

    Linear Tape-Open (LTO) is an open-format tape storage technology developed by Hewlett-Packard (HP), International Business Machines (IBM), and Certance. 

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