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Learn about the benefits of hybrid cloud-based backup and business continuity technology,
including strengthened data protection, less downtime and improved redundancy.
Are you solid on the basics of storage? Take our test and evaluate your knowledge of the basics
of storage. This quiz isn't for the weak, so you might want to do a bit of studying first by
checking out our new Storage basics All-in-One
Guide. All of the answers can be found in its content. (Note: Type all answers using
In a SAN, what do you call the 64-bit identifier of each device in the
Each of these should be a unique object bearing a time stamp, descriptor and a retention
This allows you to take advantage of disk-based backups without actually having to change the
way you backup. (Hint: 2 words)
This is the ability to encapsulate time consuming or repetitive tasks into a best
practices policy that can be initiated on command or triggered via an event with little or no human
intervention. (Hint: 2 words)
If you backup up desktops or workstations, this type of backup is an excellent way to
make sure your data is properly protected.
What technology allows a remote office to interact with a corporate data center as if
it were local?
This technology can be applied to storage systems as well as application, database,
file systems and servers.
These types of products are central to the storage administration in the modern
Since compliance archiving products require you to apply a compliance policy against
your data, you must ensure that the manufacturer has one of these for refreshing the technology
without compromising the integrity of the compliance policy you have in place.
This has been the primary focus of storage compliance and represents how long a set of
data must be preserved by an organization.
So, are you a solid when it comes to storage basics? E-mail us and let us know!
08 Jan 2007
A BriForum session on getting the most out of your solid-state drives for a virtual desktop infrastructure raises interesting points about what to look for in an SSD warranty.
Online marketer Pentius turned to server flash cache to accelerate performance for OLTP, with an assist from PernixData FVP clustering software.
Key to OCZ's new SQL Accelerator is Direct Pass Caching software that abstracts data at the block level.
Gridstore beefs up capacity for its Hyper-V storage arrays and integrates management through Microsoft Windows Systems Center.
NCS launches hyper-converged systems with storage, compute and networking to handle a virtual desktop infrastructure with up to 5,000 VMs.
If you're still buying separate servers, network and storage, you might consider converged infrastructure systems as a modern alternative.
Although EMC looks to TwinStrata technology to turn the cloud into a storage tier from inside a SAN, one customer proves CloudArray has value without a separate SAN for primary, backup and disaster recovery storage.
Analyst George Crump explains the best way to deal with the upfront costs and security issues that come with switching cloud storage providers.
IBM expands its SoftLayer services with Elastic Storage on Cloud, using GPFS and Watson technology.
In this Storage Decisions video, find out why Jon Toigo says that automation is necessary for resource pooling and how virtualization adds complexity.
In this Storage Decisions presentation, Jon Toigo discusses the impact of server virtualization on IT professionals.
According to Jon Toigo, automated provisioning maximizes server virtualization, but it has not seen widespread implementation among organizations.
Virtual servers require a new approach to backup and recovery. Brien Posey looks at the products which offer virtual backups.
EMC data protection president Guy Churchward says EMC can deliver Data Domain as a virtual appliance and discusses plans for cloud-to-cloud backup and data protection services inside ViPR.
The line between endpoint data protection and file sync and share has blurred as endpoint backup products can access protected data from devices beyond laptops.
News of a Nirvanix partnership filled in some details about Dell's cloud storage strategy, but the company still treats its cloud plans as a secret.
In our latest Storage Radio podcast, SearchStorage.com editors discuss the Riverbed Whitewater cloud data backup appliance for enterprise backups.
Deduplication is an important strategy for disaster recovery. Learn more about data dedupe solutions in this expert tip by Paul Kirvan.
Learn the benefits of becoming a Hitachi Data Systems reseller partner with our Partner Program Checklist.
Learn the benefits of becoming a Yosemite Technologies reseller partner with our Partner Program Checklist.
Learn about data management software vendor CommVault, Inc.'s partner program in this standardized checklist.