Tips

  • 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

  • '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.

  • Fireproof your files

    Pick the right safe for backup tape storage.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Serial ATA adoption ramping up

    You may be seeing the last of the parallel ATA products. Slowly, but surely storage pros are turing to Serial ATA as thier drive of choice. Are you being left behind?

  • Do you want a Firewire SAN?

    Firewire (IEEE 1394) is a serial bus usually associated with peripherals. Yet at least one company makes a firewire SAN and it has established a firm foothold, in a limited market.

  • Use agents for disk or tape backup

    Author Randy Thorburn puts aside the debate over whether to back up to disk or tape and discusses using intelligent agents to make the decision and automate the whole process.

  • Storage simplified: NAS gains traction

    Recent technological advancements combined with economic factors, have led to a growing adoption of NAS in the enterprise.

  • Smart SANs

    Here's a quick blueprint for thinking strategically about building your SAN, broken down into four major components: storage, computing, network infrastructure and software.

  • A storage manager's worst nightmare

    What is a storage manager's least favorite season? Try hurricane season. Natural disasters are a real DR scenario consideration. Get planning hints here.

  • Find those missing LTO drives

    Where did they go?

  • How to make sure your IP storage is se

    How to make sure your IP storage is secure

  • Here comes ILM

    Information lifecycle management and what it means to you.