Tips

  • 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.

  • DR planning: Third-party help

    Find out how VARs, system integrators and consultants can be a valuable resource for you when putting together your DR plan.

  • Early adopters applaud iSCSI arrays

    If you are on the fence about iSCSI, you may want to take a look at what some of the early adopters are saying about their implementations.

  • How to deal with water-damaged tapes

    A flood, fire, or simply a broken pipe can cause serious water damage to your tapes -- and possibly your data. Find out what to do with water-damaged tapes.

  • Reduce the IT impact of power outages

    Author and DR expert Jon William Toigo shares specific tips for avoiding data disruptions during power outages, such as checking alternative power sources ahead of time.

  • Wireless NAS?

    A wireless NAS is a pretty specialized product but there are a couple of situations where a wireless NAS can be useful.

  • Calculating storage management ROI

    Storage management expert and Yankee Group senior analyst Jamie Gruener describes the key questions you need to ask yourself when determining ROI for storage management tools.

  • Protecting DCs against power outages

    In the wake of Thursday's blackouts -- data center maven and SearchStorage.com contributor John Weinhoeft tells us how data centers can effectively protect against power outages.

  • 'Good enough' storage falls short

    Bits & Bytes: As a veteran mainframer, John Weinhoeft says, much of the data intergrety features in new designs are an afterthought, when they should be a first thought.

  • FC HBAs and FC switch pricing

    Why haven't FC HBAs followed FC switch price declines?

  • SAN security concerns

    Five reasons you should be concerned about SAN security

  • Standards in fabric APIs gains ground

    What is FAIS? According to Data Mobility Group's John Webster FAIS may be the most interesting thing in storage today. Read what it is and how it may affect your SAN.

  • Fireproof your files

    Pick the right safe for backup tape storage.

  • Keep SAN design simple

    Often times the design you start with for your SAN isn't going to be the one that ends running the enterprise. Here are tips on keeping your SAN design simple.

  • Runaway recall in remote storage

    Remote Storage is one of Windows 2000 Server's more useful features but is incompatible with some important programs, notably anti-virus, backup and search programs. Find out why.

  • DR planning phase three: Implement

    This is the third of four parts of a mini-tutorial covering the disaster recovery planning process, covering the final phase, which you can refer to as Plan Implementation.

  • In-band ESCOM

    Bits & Bytes: In this final installment of Jerome Wendt's overview of design concepts for storage networks, he looks at a new model, in-band ESCOM.

  • Multipathing for reliability

    Having two separate data paths from the server to the storage helps avoid single points of failure, but it can also be a confusing process. Here's multipathing made simple.

  • The guidelines of data retention

    Bits & Bytes: Have you ever wondered how long you need to keep your data? Bill Oliver goes over the rules of data retention.