Tips

  • Best fit for distributed clustering

    This series of articles compares the methods of storage clustering. This installment covers distributed clustering.

  • RFPs create savings

    There are a few steps that organizations should follow during the first phase of an RFP.

  • Exchange and NAS on again

    Microsoft has revised its "No Exchange on NAS" policy to "No Exchange on non-Microsoft NAS."

  • The importance of DR planning

    Everyone knows that disaster recovery planning is good for you, but getting companies to do the right thing is a challenge.

  • Be wary of Shadow Copy limitations

    If you're dealing with shared folders, Shadow Copy can make your life easier. But it's not a complete backup solution.

  • Non-distributed clustering

    This series of articles compares three methods of storage clustering, including examples of each. This installment covers non-distributed clustering.

  • Array and network migration gain

    In this last part of Jerome Wendt's "The best way to move data" article, he looks at array and network data migrations. He also offers his data movement recommendations.

  • iSCSI: Are we there yet?

    hat is it that storage buyers want? According to research by IDC, users want low-cost, high-capacity arrays and...iSCSI. But, are vendors ready to meet customer demand?

  • Clustering techniques

    Which clustering technique is right for you? This article examines the first of three techniques, paired failover.

  • Host-based technology for migration

    There are a number of good reasons to use host-based technologies for data migrations, and some bad ones. This tip covers both.

  • SAN, NAS come together at last

    Once sharply divided, SAN and NAS vendors are coming together to provide customers with solutions that best suit their needs.

  • How to decide between Fibre and iSCSI

    Evaluating Fibre-based and iSCSI-based SAN architectures? This tip helps you decide which is the best for you.

  • The best way to move data, part one

    Moving data is a constant struggle for most storage departments. This tip offers suggestions on how to move data effortlessly.

  • Four steps rid disk inefficiencies

    Win2K provides a set of tools for measuring disk efficiencies in its System Monitor. But in order to get truly comparable statistics, you should follow the four steps in this tip.

  • ISCSI and FC tools, where are you?

    What's your best plan of attack if you plan on implementing both FC and iSCSI? This tip offers some management advice.

  • Automation tools grow up

    As rigid early automation tools start to fade away, new approaches are coming to market that promise to give admins continued control while taking pain away from complex tasks.

  • Six steps to improving disk throughput

    In Windows 2000, while the disk system is the logical suspect in performance degradation, it's not the only possible culprit--it may mean you need more memory.

  • Regulations derail e-mail management

    E-mail management derailed by regulations. Compliance officers want to keep e-mail forever. Ditto users. Which way is up? Sort out the confusion with the help of this tip.

  • Consolidating NAS pays off

    The role of network-attached storage may be changing as more and more storage managers discover the the benefits of using NAS to consolidate file servers.

  • Storage management tools matrix

    Take some of the complexity out of buying storage mangement tools with this handy matrix. This PDF chart compares 15 storage management tools from all of the major vendors.