Tips

  • 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: The pros and cons of CAS

    File location independence, authenticity of your files, and the elimination of redundancy are just a few of the benefits of content-addressed storage (CAS) as cited by Arun Taneja.

  • 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: Rate the switch vendors

    At Storage Decisions 2003, one panel on rating the vendors became somewhat vocal. Panelists involved in "Rating the [Fibre Channel] switch vendors" were decidedly critical.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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: 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.