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Test your knowledge of data storage management strategies

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This test isn't for the weak, so you might want to do a bit of studying first by checking out our new Data Management All-in-One Guide. All of the answers can be found in its content. (Note: Type all answers using uppercase.)

  1.  The purpose of this practice is to create a pool of virtual storage that is allocated to users in the conventional fashion. (Hint: two words) 
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  2. When provisioning, what need to be concatenated for flexibility?
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  3. The move to tiered storage started in what year?
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  4.  According to storage expert Tony Asaro, there are different approaches to storage virtualization. Name one.
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  5.  This type of storage is a basic reorganization of corporate data assets onto a variety of storage media within the enterprise.
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  6.  Virtualization in this type of fabric can improve manageability, maintain security, improve utilization, simplify troubleshooting and ease disruptions during upgrades or changes.
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  7.  What do all analysts agree is a key selling point of switch-based storage virtualization?
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    The data management aspect of compliance includes several elements, name one.
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  9.  Compliance regulation is fundamentally about managing data risk, what is one of the primary risks to be addressed?
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  10.  The type of data used to populate databases like CommVault's CTE is called what? 
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  • 10 correct: You're a real data management maniac
  • 7-9 correct: You're data management magnificent
  • 4-6 correct: You've got data management moxie
  • 0-3 correct: You're a data management mess

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This was first published in February 2007

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