2003 security predictions: Security will define its enterprise role
2003 consolidation/data management predictions: CRM/SRM becomes more critical
2003 SAN predictions: Rules-based storage management and smart software -- Part 2
2003 SAN predictions: Rules-based storage management and smart software -- Part 1
What's a native Fibre Channel and it's benefits?
How to calculate the availability of an entire network?
Figuring the number of IP addresses for a two-node cluster
What you should really know about high availability
Recommended reading for understanding networking fundamental concepts
How to build a highly available data center
Seven ways to configure failover management software
The inherent dangers in relying solely on LUN masking
Five backup options to consider when implementing a SAN/NAS solution - Part 1
Making sure your HBAs and switches are supported and certified
Using NAS for one-time and ongoing transfers
Recommendations for replicating data to a second data center
Outsourcing storage management, what's available and what's needed
Explaining the essence of disk-to-disk backup and its advantages
Mirroring to different subsystems via different SW/HW solutions
Data missing after upgrading to Windows XP
A look at different drive technologies
Why optical media (MO/DVD) might not be a viable DR solution?
When comparing backup/restore products, compare only what's important to you
How many TBs can be managed per FTE?
Setting up two backup jobs to perform simultaneously
Choice of LTO drive should be based on reliability
The risks of data moving over optical fiber
Is data center storage growing?
Switch transmitters, what are they? -- Update
The meaning of interoperability
Moving large amounts of data reliably
Discussing snapshot features
Connecting an IBM mainframe to a SAN
Solutions that put NAS in front of SAN
Is NAS sufficient to consolidate data?
The real world difference between F_port and FL_port protocols, Part 2
The real world difference between F_port and FL_port protocols, Part 1
Explaining hubs and how they work
What's the best way to do a server availability calculation?
Looking for a device availability list and standardization
How does RAID5/parity really work?
Using backup and restore for DR
The security risks of opening severs to the Internet to deploy NAS
Reactive/proactive intrusion detection measures
Some thoughts on outsourcing intrusion detection
Switches and hubs, do they function the same?
Choosing the right number of FC ports on a disk subsystem
What is the best way to do zoning?
Can you use normal LAN IP switches as the SAN layer using iSCSI?
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 do when you experience odd performance characteristics on your SAN
The many variables of database storage
Using solid-state disks as a solution for mechanical HDD arrays in a SAN
Paying attention to DR and the best process for recovery
Protecting against failure of a disk array
What to consider when looking for a remote replication solution
DR consideration when building a SAN
Storage management software
Data management/consolidation challenges
Why you should consider storage consolidation
Some of the benefits of data consolidation
How can data consolidation help administrators?
Is encryption necessary?
NAS and security
Creating a hacker proof system
Keeping hackers away
Is encrypting backup necessary?
Balancing performance and information sharing
Measuring storage performance
Looking into the future of InfiniBand
Investing in FC technology
Appliance specific storage systems
The probability game
The push to iSCSI
Talking failure in disk arrays
Choosing a SAN or NAS
Storage subsystem failure
What about 100% uptime?
Protecting against disk array failure
NetApps F810 and FC, no dice
NAS and NUS
NAS and Exchange 2002
Needing more space
Availability during migration
Is a SAN secure?
Talking path management products
There is no QoS in FC
Is there a time out requirement?
Where to go for market share information
Cost of usable storage without software
How does a hard disk organize data?
Our products vs. their products
Alternative tape storage management
SAN implementation and the WWN