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Five backup options to consider when implementing a SAN/NAS solution - Part 1
Five backup options to consider when implementing a SAN/NAS solution - Part 2
Making sure your HBAs and switches are supported and certified
Explaining the essence of disk-to-disk backup and its advantages
Why optical media (MO/DVD) might not be a viable DR solution?
Choice of LTO drive should be based on reliability
When comparing backup/restore products, compare only what's important to you
Why everyone is using LTO
How many TBs can be managed per FTE?
The best option for getting data between two DR data centers
Disk and tape and their advantages
A look at different drive technologies
Data missing after upgrading to Windows XP
Mirroring to different subsystems via different SW/HW solutions
Setting up two backup jobs to perform simultaneously
Connecting an IBM mainframe to a SAN
The risks of data moving over optical fiber
Discussing snapshot features
Moving large amounts of data reliably
Is data center storage growing?
The real world difference between F_port and FL_port protocols, Part 2
Switch transmitters, what are they? -- Update
The real world difference between F_port and FL_port protocols, Part 1
Explaining hubs and how they work
Solutions that put NAS in front of SAN
Is NAS sufficient to consolidate data?
The meaning of interoperability
What's the best way to do a server availability calculation?
Using backup and restore for DR
The security risks of opening severs to the Internet to deploy NAS
Some thoughts on outsourcing intrusion detection
Reactive/proactive intrusion detection measures
Looking for a device availability list and standardization
How does RAID5/parity really work?
Switches and hubs, do they function the same?
Can you use normal LAN IP switches as the SAN layer using iSCSI?
Choosing the right number of FC ports on a disk subsystem
What is the best way to do zoning?
What to do when you experience odd performance characteristics on your SAN
The many variables of database storage
Where to look for the most up-to-date training on NAS solutions
What criteria do you use when defining a server connection?
What to consider when looking for a remote replication solution
Paying attention to DR and the best process for recovery
DR consideration when building a SAN
Trusting your offline storage DR and archiving to a tape solution
Protecting against failure of a disk array
What's preferable, disk, tape or both for DR recovery?
Data management/consolidation challenges
How can data consolidation help administrators?
Why you should consider storage consolidation
Some of the benefits of data consolidation
Storage management software
Is encrypting backup necessary?
Keeping hackers away
Creating a hacker proof system
NAS and security
Is encryption necessary?
The probability game
Investing in FC technology
Balancing performance and information sharing
Talking failure in disk arrays
Choosing a SAN or NAS
The push to iSCSI
Appliance specific storage systems
Measuring storage performance
Looking into the future of InfiniBand
What about 100% uptime?
Protecting against disk array failure
Storage subsystem failure
Availability during migration
NAS and NUS
NetApps F810 and FC, no dice
NAS and Exchange 2002
Needing more space
There is no QoS in FC
Is a SAN secure?
Talking path management products
Is there a time out requirement?
Where to go for market share information
Alternative tape storage management
Our products vs. their products
Cost of usable storage without software
How does a hard disk organize data?
SAN implementation and the WWN
Single vs. dual SAN fabrics
What is the architecture of a SAN network?
Can I build my own NAS?
Advantages, disadvantages of servers and mainframes
ATA versus SCSI
Looking for a SAN solution for a mixed environment
Six S's to SAN
Macintosh and NAS
Using an autoloader with NAS
Basic factors for a DR plan