Tips

  • Will RFID strain your storage?

    Analysts predict that RFID technology will be pervasive in the next couple of years. But will RFID technology create a new glut of data for storage managers to contend with?

  • How many admins can manage a terabyte?

    In this tip, SearchStorage.com storage management expert Brett Cooper tells a reader if there's a rule-of-thumb on how many storage admins should be on staff per terabyte of data.

  • SCSI/FC disk vs. IDE/ATA disk

    Are you comparing SCSI or Fibre Channel disk to IDE or ATA? Expert Chris Poelker lets you know what the disk differences are and what the important metrics are on spec sheets.

  • Which switches to use for iSCSI SANs

    Which switch is best for an iSCSI SAN? Chris Poelker helps you determine the options.

  • The critical link in mirroring

    It's important it is keep the lines of communication open. The same is true for data mirroring. This tip explains why it's crucial to analyze the quality of your lines.

  • Don't let compliance hinder technology

    Learn more about how much data regulations can stymie your technology choices in this tip from SearchStorage.com compliance expert Mike Casey.

  • Is WORM media necessary for archiving?

    Here, Bob Spurzem discusses how to begin the three-step process of building an enterprise data archive.

  • A two-dimensional approach to security

    In this column, security expert Vijay Ahuja outlines a two-dimensional layered approach to storage security.

  • All aboard the 4 Gb Fibre Channel band

    This tip discusses the benefits associated with new 4Gb Fibre Channel technology, the vendors who support it, when you can expect to see it, and what its potential costs will be.

  • Salary survey insights from TechTarget

    According to the SearchWin2000 salary survey, the top three-paying jobs have to do with managing and manipulating corporate data. Read the rest of the results for more information.

  • Best practices of storage management

    If you're going to try new technologies, you need to implement them with new processes and procedures to maximize their benefits. This tip will show you how.

  • Where the SATA vs. SCSI race stands

    There is much talk about SATA storage taking over SCSI. How does SATA differ in its functionality with SCSI?

  • Defining critical storage management

    In this tip, expert Brett Cooper lists several leading areas critical to managing the day-to-day storage environment and a highlights a few improvements of current processes.

  • Is 2004 the year of compliance?

    SearchStorage.com compliance expert Mike Casey offers his predictions for the year ahead in regulatory compliance.

  • Troubleshooting your SAN

    This tip offers a number of suggestions on how to solve the most common SAN problems: Connectivity and performance.

  • Guide to implementing iSCSI

    If you are thinking about implementing iSCSI take a look at our updated guide to iSCSI implementation. Included here: tips and advice on how and were iSCSI can save you money.

  • Chargebacks gain legitimacy

    Thanks in part to improved SRM vendor tools, storage pros are hopping on the "rentable storage" bandwagon by imposing charge backs on their customers--a trend many feel may last.

  • Solid-state storage for SANs?

    Primarily used to improve the performance of e-commerce apps and databases, Solid-State Disks, (SSDs) can also be used to improve the performance of a SAN. This tip explains how.

  • Making sense of intelligent switches

    Storage industry analysts critique various new intelligent switches in production.

  • Looking ahead at 2004

    Jamie Gruener gives suggestions on how to better manage your storage environment in the year ahead, and offers preditctions and New Years's resolutions designed to help you do so.