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  • 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.

  • SRM keeps your storage clean

    Storage resource management (SRM) software provides a powerful way to control runaway storage demands, but only if you can use it effectively.

  • Top 10 IP storage tips

    Here, you find the top 10 tips storage neophytes must consider before going down the IP storage path.

  • Simplify disk alignment in Windows 200

    Disk I/O optimization can suffer if the system crosses track boundaries. Rick Cook gives a quick fix to Windows 2000 users and points you right to the program to fix the problem.

  • Why you need to care about standards

    Here, Jamie Gruener discusses the Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S), what it means the storage pro, and what you should ask vendors about their support of SMI-S.

  • Five questions for your SRM vendor

    Which questions do you need to ask before spending on any SRM solution? This tip gives you the right questions and answers to seek out from any SRM vendor.

  • Data classification: Start with applic

    In this tip Rick Cook explains how classification by application, and not data type, allows Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) to start paying dividends almost immediately.

  • Can you really trust automation?

    Many users don't trust automation. Alan Earls says the uncertainty of automation products and immaturity of storage environments as the reasons, but better products are coming.