Tips

  • Security and management networks

    Security and management networks, a dynamic duo

  • SD03: Creating RFPs for Tape Libraries

    What are the key elements to developing effective requests for proposal for tape-related technologies? Dianne McAdam, senior analyst and partner of Data Mobility Group explains.

  • SD03: Get the most from your storage

    In his keynote address at Storage Decisions 2003, Nick Allen, vice president and research director at Gartner, Inc., told attendees how to get more from their SANs.

  • SD03: Disk cost busters

    Ron Lovell, storage practice director at Greenwich Technology Partners, discussed how to leverage low-cost disk technologies at Storage Decisions 2003.

  • SD03: NAS and gateways

    Confused about NAS gateways and how they can fit into your environment? Expert Randy Kerns explains what a NAS gateway is and where it fits into the overall IT infrastructure.

  • SD03: Integrating disk into backup

    Tape has its challenges, but in his Storage Decisions session on disk versus tape in backup, Curtis Preston maintained that archiving your data to tape is still a great solution.

  • ISCSI, e-mail archiving impact DC

    Experts and analysts alike agree that iSCSI and e-mail archiving will have profound impacts on the data center. See how these two technologies may impact your only systems.

  • SD03: RFP workshop for SRM

    At the Storage Decisions 2003 conference in Chicago, Yankee Group Senior Analyst Jamie Gruener outlined the necessary steps in his discussion about creating RFPs for SRM products.

  • SD03: 10 Gb Emergence in data center

    At Storage Decisions 2003 consultant Marc Staimer spoke about how competing technologies such as 10 Gb Ethernet and Infiniband are pushing 10 GB FC further down the tech spectrum.

  • SD03: Creating RFPs for SAN management

    According to author and SearchStorage expert Marc Farley knowing what you want and what you have is the best way to get started on building a storage management RFP.

  • Want better performance? Try plaid

    A data plaid aims to improve disk access performance by making disk accesses to the physical disk drives more random.

  • Building a storage management practice

    Storage managers are responsible for aligning digital storage with the business requirements at the lowest cost. Expert Norbert Haag discusses how to accomplish these tasks.

  • SD03: Planning for an array purchase

    At Storage Decisions 2003 expert Randy Kearns outlined how to buy a new storage array. His advice? Develop a strategy, set requirements, narrow your targets and make a selection.

  • SD03: Writing a switch RFP

    Research, negotiate, and knowing what you want are key to putting together a good switch RFP, according to John Webster, Senior Analyst and Founder of the Data Mobility Group.

  • Avoid e-mail storage policy mistakes

    What is your companies e-mail policy? Are e-mails purged after a set time or are they retained? Bob Spruzem uncovers the benefits of a good e-mail policy.

  • Tiny recovery tools

    Memory sticks can help a lot when something crashes.

  • Get a TOE hold on iSCSI

    ISCSI networking companies are now offering HBAs with built-in TCP Offload Engines (TOE) to take the load off the system. Get the lowdown on these new cards.

  • A peek into the minds of vendors

    Taking a peek into the minds of vendors

  • Using SRM for backup

    Storage managers aren't just looking for storage resource management (SRM) tools to help with primary storage allocation anymore -- but also for secondary storage purposes.

  • The myth of the nines

    The nines of reliability is a theory that refers to the percentage of time a system is running. But the theory's flaw is that it doesn't consider the timing of a system outage.