Tips

  • The benefits of WORM disk

    New read-once write-many (WORM) disk is gaining regulatory acceptance. Read about the two WORM disk leaders, EMC's Centera and Net App's SnapLock here.

  • In-band telecom

    Bits & Bytes: Jerome Wendt walks you through in-band telecom. It may be right for you if you are running multiple OSes and a heterogeneous SAN. But, it does have its pitfalls.

  • Critical design tasks in DR

    Jon Toigo digs into the second phase of his three-phase planning model: The design phase. He also explains which DR design tasks are critical for those doing DR on a budget.

  • Avoid circular hierarchy references

    This tip describes an important caveat when dealing with tiered storage hierarchies and moving storage to various volumes: Avoid circular references.

  • Upgrading backup media? Avoid pitfalls

    This tip offers considerations for changing tape formats or backup media, and how best to avoid problems when converting your data to new formats.

  • Stop data leaks by sanitizing media

    Are you doing everything you need to scrub your disks and other storage media of confidential company information? This tip offers some advice on sanitizing media.

  • Compliance buying decisions

    Bits & Bytes: SearchStorage.com SAN expert Christopher Poelker walks you through the best methods for making compliance-related storage purchase.

  • Staking a claim to global namespace

    Global namespace is the storage management idea of centralizing storage on the file level that allows admins to see distributed storage as one pool.

  • The business side of storage security

    Be safe, not sorry -- addressing the business side of storage security

  • Get 'forensic' data for rapid recovery

    Bits & Bytes: A few storage startups are pioneering forensic data, or "rapid recovery" technology, which could allow for easier data retrieval and rollback in case of corruptions.

  • No easy answer for storage security

    Bits & Bytes: Expert Randy Kerns lists four security elements that should be considered when planning a storage security strategy.

  • Of Sarbanes, Oxley and storage

    Data Mobility Group Senior Analyst and Founder John Webster shares the impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act on corporate IT groups and on the storage industry.

  • Compliance drives storage market

    In this research note, Yankee Group Senior Analyst Jamie Gruener describes the storage impact of recent compliance legislation such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

  • Compliance report: Government industry

    Analysts at the Milford, Mass.-based Enterprise Storage Group discuss the importance of the latest records retention/compliance legislation and its impact on the storage industry.

  • Don't give in to e-mail retention hype

    Bits & Bytes: Much is being made about e-mail retention, maybe too much. John Weinhoeft says this may be a good time to review your policy, but don't buy into the vendor hype.

  • Compliance report: Life sciences

    Analysts at the Milford, Mass.-based Enterprise Storage Group discuss the importance of the latest records retention/compliance legislation and its impact on the storage industry.

  • ESG compliance report: Conclusion

    Analysts at the Milford, Mass.-based Enterprise Storage Group discuss the importance of the latest records retention/compliance legislation and its impact on the storage industry.

  • Baseline SAN performance before tuning

    Why and how to baseline your SAN before running performance tests.

  • Compliance report: Healthcare industry

    Analysts at the Milford, Mass.-based Enterprise Storage Group discuss the importance of the latest records retention/compliance legislation and its impact on the storage industry.

  • ESG compliance report: Highlights

    Analysts at the Milford, Mass.-based Enterprise Storage Group discuss the importance of the latest records retention/compliance legislation and its impact on the storage industry.