Tips

  • What causes slow startup Windows 2000

    Failure to keep your service packs up-to-date is one reason Win2000 can be slow to startup. Find out in this tip how the problem has been corrected.

  • NAS gateways get two thumbs up from IT

    This tip by Alex Barrett highlights what analysts and big players in the storage market are saying about NAS gateways.

  • All RAID is not created equal

    Although there is nothing wrong with using low-cost arrays, careful attention needs to be paid to the actual components of the arrays.

  • Make sense of SAN management software

    To help you select the right software to manage your SAN, Rick Cook lists important questions you need to ask to help make the best purchase.

  • Best practices for enabling compliance

    Join this webcast panel discussion on the best practices for enabling and maintaining compliance.

  • ISCSI bites into the price of FC

    In this interview, Randy Kerns, senior partner with the Evaluator Group Inc. shares some common misconceptions about iSCSI.

  • Bargain hunting for NetBackup

    In this interview, GlassHouse Technologies storage consultant Jeff Harbert offers some tips on how to swing a better price for your NetBackup software.

  • Serial Attached SCSI gains momentum

    Alan Earls lists future product plans for SAS, explains why many see momentum building for SAS and where this technology is headed.

  • Feeling the data migration pain

    The explosion in data is putting a hurting on migrating data from legacy HW/SW to newly installed products. Find out here what users and vendors can do to combat the problem.

  • Using NAS for database storage

    This tip takes a look at online yellow page company YP.Net, and shows how their CTO optimized the company's database for high performance, and why he chose NAS storage over SAN.

  • 12 critical disaster recovery teams

    This excerpt discusses the 12 types of teams you should identify and staff ahead of time, as part of efforts to develop an overall disaster recovery plan.

  • 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.

  • Which switches to use for iSCSI SANs

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

  • 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.

  • 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.