As storage technology has evolved, storage management has become more and more sophisticated - and sometimes problematic due to the vast selection of products and vendors.
The weakest area of storage management may be the process of determining requirements, evaluating new technology and designing an effective solution based on the findings.
The following are a few points that could be taken into consideration while searching for new storage solutions and/or proceeding with storage designs:
About the author: Giao Tran is currently a technical consultant at Sirius Computer Solutions, an IBM business partner. His technical areas are in IBM pSeries (RS/6000s), HACMP, SAN/NAS and TSM. You can reach him via e-mail at Giao.Tran@siriuscom.com.