Tips

  • Storage switches: Five tips in five minutes

    SearchStorage.com readers frequently ask questions about switches. This article offers a collection of expert responses to recent reader questions.

  • IBM Tivoli Storage Manager and disk backups

    This is the third of a four-part series on IBM's Tivoli Storage Manager disk backup software. This tip discusses integration of disk as a backup media in a TSM environment.

  • Five ways to get faster restores

    Never forget that backups don't mean a thing if you can't restore your data. In a rapid-paced environment, a slow restore might not be an option. Rick Cook outlines how to get faster restores.

  • When to use SCSI, SAS and SATA drives

    Learn where to use SCSI, SAS and SATA drives.

  • Ten questions to increase storage efficiency

    Rick Cook offers 10 things to consider in order to make the best use of your storage, from simply reviewing your storage strategy to standardizing your hardware.

  • Scale capacity with clustered NAS gateways

    Jerome Wendt explains what clustered NAS gateways are, how they work and compares various products on the market today.

  • Why and how your storage environment will be attacked

    Learn where storage security vulnerabilities exist and how your systems are likely to be attacked.

  • Balancing act -- Match your data to the correct disk

    Learn how to match your data to the correct disk or storage system to meet different service requirements.

  • Block and file access unite with multiprotocol storage

    This tip looks at the pros and cons, as well as when and where to deploy multiprotocol storage, which is also referred to as "unified" storage.

  • Easing I/O bottlenecks with Microsoft Scalable Network

    Microsoft's SNP is designed to improve performance by easing network and I/O bottlenecks. This tip explains how this new offering works, and what it means for your storage environment.

  • Storage security and the firewall DMZ problem

    Firewalls are often relied upon too much for network security -- especially when it comes to locking down the storage environment. Learn how this firewall demilitarized zone (DMZ) security misconce...

  • Migrating data in NAS gateway configurations

    There are four approaches for migrating data between NAS gateway systems. For storage administrators, the problem is how to maintain data availability during the migration.

  • Storage provisioning best practices

    Storage provisioning can be a tricky practice, especially when you factor in that it needs to be done manually. List here are eight best practices when it comes to provisioning.

  • Top 10 SAN tips 2006

    Here are the top 10 SAN tips of 2006, based on our readers' interest, covering such topics as iSCSI SANs, RAID striping, SAN performance tuning, balancing SATA and SCSI and more. Check them out now.

  • Top 5 iSCSI tips 2006

    Here are the top five iSCSI tip of 2006, based on readers' interest, covering such topics as iSCSI vs. FC, iSCSI security, and iSCSI SAN options.

  • Top 5 disaster recovery tips 2006

    Here are the top five tips of 2006, based on our readers' interest, covering such topics as vault storage, remote replication, disaster recovery for virtual tape libraries and more. Check them out ...

  • Top 10 storage management tips 2006

    Below are the top ten storage management tips of 2006, based on our readers' interest, covering such topics as SRM software evaluation, storage provisioning, security, storage capacity planning and...

  • Top 5 NAS tips 2006

    Here are the top five NAS tips of 2006, based on our readers' interest, covering such topics as NAS consolidation, NAS for SMBs, top products and more.

  • Top 10 backup tips 2006

    Backup is, well, it's backup. It's pretty self-explanatory. You have to protect your data, and it's pretty obvious how to do it -- you make a copy. Although that concept is simple, unfortunately in...

  • Four remote replication management musts

    Remote replication isn't cheap. Getting the biggest bang for your buck from replication requires careful management. This tip outlines remote replication management best practices.