Storage Technology Tips | Page 21


  • When to choose tape

    Find out when to skip new, higher-priced technologies and stick with tape.

  • Is modular SRM right for you?

    The modular SRM model allows IT operations to selectively deploy SRM solutions, in order to target the major storage pain points.

  • Effective DR in five steps

    The following steps can help your organization prepare for recovering from a disaster.

  • Storage encryption

    The issue of encrypting stored information is surfacing again. However, using storage encryption technologies presents some challenges.

  • How to choose the best SAN or LAN switch

    Looking to buy a SAN or LAN switch? Here are key questions to ask before you make a product choice.

  • RAID-10: Two great RAIDs

    Learn about the differences between RAID1+0 and RAID0+1.

  • How to scale beyond a single fabric

    Determine whether you need to scale your SAN beyond a single fabric or device, and which technology to use for the job.

  • The slow move toward faster Fibre

    Hungry for faster Fibre Channel? Four Gbps will have to hold you for now.

  • When to use mirroring

    Mirroring provides a failsafe for data, but it's not without its pitfalls. Here's when and when not to use the features of mirroring.

  • Disk: Do you speak geek?

    Think you know disk? Take our quick quiz and see how you measure up on our disk geek-o-meter.

  • Five steps to maximizing disk capacity

    Before you commit precious budget resources to buying more storage hardware, be sure you're getting the most possible value out of what's already deployed in your data center.

  • The case for utility computing

    With more and more companies demanding efficiency and flexibility from their storage, utility storage is one of the best options, argues Correy Voo, Head of Storage at BT.

  • Tape price hikes looming

    In the coming months, expect to pay more for tape cartridges.

  • Stretch backup windows on a budget

    It's fairly easy to finish backups quickly. Less easy is staying within your backup window without going over-budget.

  • Thin provisioning slims storage

    Manual provisioning of storage is a source of tension between storage and application folks, and contributes to the poor capacity utilization that persists in many SANs.

  • 5 steps to an efficient storage shop

    The New Year presents an opportunity for storage managers and administrators to clean up their acts.

  • Plan for I/O-intensive environments

    I/O-intensive environments with large, sustained workloads of various I/O sizes have their own special management challenges.

  • How to plan for a firmware upgrade

    Many storage administrators don't manage drivers or firmware until something happens, such as an upgrade or new hardware implementation.

  • FC performance at iSCSI prices

    SAN kits for SMBs may provide a viable alternative to IP-based technologies ... provided that they can deliver FC performance at something approaching iSCSI ease-of-use.

  • Five ways to boost iSCSI performance

    There are several things you can do to boost the performance of your iSCSI storage system -- some are easy, and fairly inexpensive.