Tips

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • SNIA testing program gains momentum

    Learn about the functionality of SNIA-CTP and why it may greatly benefit you and your storage system.

  • The path to managed backups

    No matter which option you choose, preparation is the key to successful outsourcing.

  • Controlling the storage sprawl

    Consolidation, automation and cost control are key to managing storage across multiple data centers.

  • Save time and money; separate backup and archiving

    Should all of your data be both backed up and archived? Read why combining the two could be a bad idea, and learn where to draw the line when it comes to saving your data.

  • The essential storage toolkit (that I wished I had!)

    Jon William Toigo offers tips and hints to help you figure out who is using up the most storage and what it's costing you.

  • SATA II arrives -- sort of

    Learn the origin of SATA II, and why some products that claim to support SATA II don't

  • Tech Roundup: Enterprise arrays

    Enterprise arrays are big storage boxes designed for big companies -- and the competition among vendors keeps getting more intense.

  • Midrange arrays get a makeover

    Two fixtures of the midrange modular array scene have received substantial makeovers, and more are on the way.

  • Encrypting tape: Software vs. hardware and key manageme

    Encrypting data is a high priority for businesses these days. This tip will help you become familiar with the formats of encryption and the importance of key management.

  • The myths and realities of SATA

    There's a lot of rumors out there about SATA. This tip will clarify what is true and what is mere folklore, and details the proper usage of SATA drives.

  • New backup strategies

    If your backup requirements include remote, unattended data centers; a five-minute RTO; a 15-minute RPO or a non-existent backup window, this tip is for you.

  • Not too small for SAN

    Not too long ago, SANs were exclusively enterprise technology. Most SMBs had storage requirements that were easily satisfied by server-resident disk drives. Times have changed.