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  • Worst practices for backup and disaster recovery, Part

    Even when network administrators are aware of the need for a solid data backup and recovery plan, too many companies observe worst practices, thereby dooming the plan. Here's a partial list of what...

  • Guidelines for controlling clustering

    This tip outlines different approaches, implementations and the factors to consider to effectively manage clustered resources.

  • Cable management best practices

    Maximize uptime by limiting bandwidth, distance, latency and congestion issues in your cable plant.

  • Storage 101: Using a director switch

    This tip outlines the features of a director switch and details the reasons a director could be advantageous to your particular SAN system.

  • Five reasons to outsource your SAN

    This tip discusses how storage service providers' business model has changed since the dot-com era and how outsourcing your data storage needs may help you save money.

  • What's on deck for storage?

    Arun Taneja discusses the reasons that disk-based backup, archiving, SAS and CDP are going to be on a lot of storage pros' agendas this year.

  • Speed backups by pruning data

    Setting policy about what types of files you back up, using e-mail archiving software and backing up applications separately from your data can drastically improve backup performance.

  • Plan ahead to skip storage snags

    Marc Staimer explains how testing backups at least once a quarter, encrypting backups in flight and at rest and implementing an effective SRM tool can prevent storage nightmares.

  • Seven ways to protect high-value information on SANs

    Controlling access to your SAN, using hard zoning and establishing a good key management can keep your data safe. Learn more about these techniques and others in this tip.

  • How to select an archiving product for ILM

    Selecting an archiving product for an organization's information lifecycle management (ILM) strategy requires careful consideration. While cost is a primary concern, decision-makers need to conside...

  • Think 'big picture' for SATA Exchange storage

    Storage management expert Brett Cooper outlines things to consider before deploying SATA for Exchange data storage.

  • Tools for securing mobile drives

    Information security expert Kevin Beaver outlines various security tools available for keeping your mobile devices secure when they're lost or stolen, as well as when a user loses data that has to ...

  • SRM packages: A closer look

    Storage resource management (SRM) is central to the storage administration in the modern enterprise. But like a lot of terms, SRM tends to conceal as much as it reveals. There are many SRM products...

  • Backup and recovery enhancements in SQL Server 2005

    The backup and restore capabilities of SQL Server 2005 are largely unchanged from SQL Server 2000, but there are several new features worthy of your attention. Edgewood Solutions' Greg Robidoux exp...

  • Four ways to consolidate NAS boxes

    The first NAS box installs without a hitch, but the more filers you install the more your problems grow. Consolidating NAS brings huge benefits to your storage environment.

  • Five tips in five minutes: Tiered storage and ILM

    This article offers a collection of expert responses to recent reader queries about tiered storage and ILM.

  • Better DR and BC planning

    Storage analyst Greg Schulz shares a list of items to consider and address as part of managing and maintaining a business continuance and disaster recovery plan.

  • Storage: Getting better every minute

    The storage system landscape is diverse, competitive and rapidly growing. While the fundamentals haven't changed, the technology is constantly moving forward. There are pockets of innovation that a...

  • Server expansion and growth without wasted space

    Acquire new servers without the issues associated with excess or wasted storage capacity.

  • RAID striping or concatenation: Which has better RAID p

    Designing storage for performance can be difficult, but these tips from our expert will help you compare RAID striping or concatenation based on RAID performance.