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  • 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.

  • Do some basic performance analysis

    How to go about doing performance analysis.

  • Key buying criteria for storage mgmt.

    Bits & Bytes: What specific mainframe attributes should you look for when selecting a storage management software package? John Weinhoeft has your answers.

  • Stock exchange bullish on SAN

    Saddled with an underutilized, slow, direct-attached storage architecture -- up-and-coming stock exchange Archipelago rallies its systems with networked storage.

  • Saturated links

    This tip explains what saturated links are, how they affect performance and how you can handle them.

  • Account for fabric reconfigurations

    Bits & Bytes: Fabric reconfigurations happen and it's important to understand why they sometimes do or do not occur, says contributor Simon Gordon.

  • Limit RSCNs in the SAN

    Bits & Bytes: This tip discusses problems with RSCNs and name server queries and offers SAN design solutions.

  • Be careful with tape labels

    Bar code labels on tape cartridges can cause more trouble than you may think. Get the do's and don'ts of using bar code labels in this tip.

  • Backing up remote offices without tape

    Bits & Bytes: Protecting remote office data is becoming a major challenge for storage managers. Here are a few tips on how to facilitate the process.

  • Security starts with data protection

    Bits & Bytes: This tip describes what kind of data needs to be secured, the categories needed to classify it and key data protection aspects to consider.

  • iSCSI and Microsoft make potent combo

    What happens when Microsoft throws some weight behind iSCSI? The results could be tremendous. Read about some of the early implications here.

  • No legal mandates for mirroring today

    Bits & Bytes: Jon Toigo offers the likely results of several disaster scenarios, and asks the question, "Should the government require a safe distance between mirror pairs?"

  • Select the right NAS filer

    Considerations for choosing the right NAS filer.

  • Try NAS aggregation to ease admin woes

    What it is and different approaches.

  • Mask complexity with data mobility

    Bits & Bytes: This commentary describes how data mobility not only masks and automates the complexities of data migration, it also enables policy-based data movement.