Tips

  • Optimizing tape restores

    Every organization understands the need to backup data, but many do not actually backup with restorability in mind. This tip will help you solve tape restore problems by following a few simple guid...

  • Creating LUNs

    This tip explains the purpose of creating LUNs and details reasons for creating multiple LUNs.

  • Choosing storage-over-distance network technology

    Disaster recovery and remote backup programs rely on an efficient, cost-effective WAN. Learn which transport is best and the related implementation issues.

  • Prioritize your backup

    Prioritizing data to be included in backups is step one for disaster recovery planning.

  • Tiered storage with SATA

    Simply deploying low-cost storage doesn't always equal savings. Learn to calculate total cost of ownership (TCO) when planning tiered-storage system using lower-cost disk and save money.

  • Migrate old files to cut disk costs

    Data migration is an effective way cut costs. Find out what you can do to simplify the process and start saving now.

  • Storage vulnerabilities you can't afford to miss

    This tip outlines common, yet critical, storage security vulnerabilities that are often overlooked when it comes to protecting sensitive data.

  • Remote recovery sites: What distance is far enough?

    Remote or alternate recovery sites need to be planned carefully. This tip discusses elements to consider when selecting the location.

  • High-end NAS considerations, part two

    Learn about the variety of approaches to take when implementing a high-end NAS system.

  • Questions to ask before building a NAS system

    Questions and considerations when building a NAS system.

  • Understanding snapshots and point-in-time copies

    This tip details how to perform time-based snapshots and point-in-time data protection, how these techniques differ and appropriate uses for each. (This tip is part of our Storage 101 tip series....

  • High-end NAS considerations, part one

    As NAS systems become more prevalent in enterprise environments, the needs for greater capability and capacity become more apparent.

  • Data classification: Getting started

    Classifying data and knowing how its value changes over time will improve service levels, create a better working relationship with business units and reduce costs. (This tip is part of our Storage...

  • How to stop data thieves and old bad habits

    The recent slew of high-profile stored data thefts has revealed the weak point in many enterprise networks -- storage security.

  • Big storage in small packages

    IT departments are thirsty for storage capacity, but IT managers simply won't put up with storage that requires more physical resources.

  • Securing data at rest vs. data in transit

    Kevin Beaver offers insight on why transit is not where the security risk lies and provides recommendations on what you should focus your time, money and effort on instead.

  • Data archives: What are your options?

    Managing data can be a tricky process. Learn what options you have for archiving your data and implementing a strict data management program.

  • ILM, ISI keys to real-time data warehousing

    Expanding volumes of data are a challenge to those trying to implement real-time data warehouses and business intelligence systems. ILM and ISI help make these systems manageable.

  • Clustering comes to NAS

    Fed up with monolithic NAS boxes that don't scale? Clustering provides a way out of the management headache that's being perpetuated by some industry players.

  • Tech Roundup: Disaster recovery tools

    Whether you're trying to stay compliant with HIPPA or SOX or just rigorous about protecting your company's data, this Tech Roundup provides an overview of the basics of DR.