• Tips for the everyday admin -- #1

    Bits & Bytes: When it comes to establishing a highly available storage system, the most important piece of advice from Evan Marcus is to keep it simple.

  • The new federal security rules

    All aboard the new federal security rules' super train, part 1

  • University learns SAN lesson

    Case Western Reserve University had a highly distributed environment that wasn't passing the storage grade. In order to free admins and maximize resources, CWRU graduated to a SAN.

  • The new federal security rules

    Pick up a ticket and ride the new federal security rules' super train. Expert Jack Scott explains the ins and outs of the new regulations.

  • Use snapshot for open files

    How to work around files that are open when you backup.

  • Where emerging technologies fit

    Bits & Bytes: Find out why emerging connectivity technologies may hold the key to the implementation of next generation storage.

  • A beginners guide to iSCSI contributor Simon Gordon answers FAQs about iSCSI.

  • SATA drives take aim at SCSI

    Serial ATA drives are threatening the very being of SCSI drives. Two companies are at the forefront of developing these enterprise class drives. Check in with them here.

  • Completing a preliminary risk analysis

    Bits & Bytes: In phase one of the DR planning process, you'll learn to use common sense as you tackle the tasks of project initiation and preliminary risk analysis.

  • Guide to database storage discussions

    We've culled some of the more interesting posts from our discussion forums on the topics of databases and their underlying storage. Check them out.

  • How much storage management is enough?

    This tip discusses rules of thumb for FC-AL management.

  • How much downtime is too much?

    This column offers more on the components of the availability index. Evan Marcus describes the trade-off between cost of downtime and cost of uptime.

  • DAS to SAN migration considerations

    Bits & Bytes: Are you working on pulling your storage from direct-attached to a storage area network? Here are some tips on making this migration go as smooth as possible.

  • Don't try to secure data in motion

    Are you wasting time trying to encrypt data in motion? Find out why such security efforts may be all for naught and what tools may ensure that only trusted users access data.

  • Try concurrent Exchange backups

    This tip discusses Microsoft Exchange backup performance dilemmas and how to fix them.

  • Design for application efficiency

    Bits & Bytes: Apps produce revenue and boost employee efficiency, so you need to make sure they're always up and running. Find out how to design an application efficiency strategy.

  • Part 4: Out-of-band telecom

    Bits & Bytes: Does out-of-band telecom make sense for you? On the surface this seems like a good model for those trying to boost utilization -- but there are some hidden pitfalls.

  • Tips for the everyday admin -- #2

    Bits & Bytes: Evan Marcus' availability countdown continues with advice on making sure you examine one problem at a time.

  • SRM players cook up new pricing models

    A new wave of creative pricing is on the horizon in the SRM space. Gone are the days of counting processors in the system, but capacity tracking is now king.

  • Configuring the SAN

    Bits & Bytes:'s newest contributor Arthur Scrimo offers expert advice on working with switches, HBAs and zoning in a SAN.