Storage Technology Tips | Page 22


  • Storage advanced tech quiz

    Take our quiz to see just how much you know about advanced storage technologies and issues.

  • How to get cost-effective DR

    Picking the right combination of options is the key to cost-effective DR.

  • How to design a scalable SAN

    If you want your SAN to scale up as your enterprise grows, you'll need to think carefully about your choices during the planning phase.

  • Remote replication out of the array

    SRDF has its limitations: It's extremely expensive and only works within Symmetrix environments.

  • The key to backing up the right info

    If you're not backing up the correct data, then all of the safeguards you have in place will not keep your business running when disaster does strike.

  • How to design a core/edge SAN

    Use the SPICE algorithm to simplify the process of designing a large core/edge SAN.

  • Cheap SANs -- Hype or hot?

    There's a lot of talk about cheap SANs for SMBs, but even the marketing guys admit that until better integrated software come along, it's still a case of "watch this space."

  • Do you still need to do full backups?

    > Before you choose synthetic fulls, make sure that the benefits (less time spent doing fulls, faster restores) outweigh the costs (more time and expense on the hardware side).

  • Pros and cons of iSCSI arrays

    ISCSI arrays will save you a pretty penny, but at a slight cost in terms of performance.

  • Plan before you implement SATA

    SATA disk offers cheap storage for second tier storage, but it's important to develop a management plan before implementing.

  • How to set up a bare metal restore

    Learn how to prepare your system to use Automated System Restore, and how to troubleshoot common problems that might arise during the process.

  • Three ways to secure backups

    There are three major areas you need to be concerned with when designing a secure backup system.

  • Make way for serial-attached SCSI

    SAS is having a smooth transition from the engineering white board to the market, mainly because it incorporates older technologies such as SCSI and the XAUI physical layer.

  • Preventing common RAID errors

    There's a reason we still make backups of data stored in RAID arrays: Things can still go wrong that can cost you all or most of the data stored on the array.

  • A better way to predict disk failures

    Mean time between failure (MTBF) ratings are pretty much useless as far as consumers are concerned.

  • Increase a RAID 5 array

    You can quickly and easily increase the storage capacity of a RAID 5 array in Windows by using RAID 5's redundancy to sequentially add larger disks.

  • Checklist: How to buy a switch

    Buying the right switch for your networked storage infrastructure can be a challenge.

  • Compliance: Do you speak geek?

    With deadlines approaching fast, do you think you know all about compliance? Take our quick quiz and see how you measure up on our compliance geek-o-meter.

  • Building a storage management team

    Learn how to create a successful storage management team with a minimum of hassle.

  • NAS nurtures iSCSI growth

    All-in-one iSCSI/NAS arrays are easy to use, but there are some drawbacks in terms of flexibility.