• October 12, 2006 12 Oct'06

    megabyte (MB)

    As a measure of computer processor storage and real and virtual memory, a megabyte (abbreviated MB) is 2 to the 20th power bytes, or 1,048,576 bytes in decimal notation.  Continue Reading

  • October 12, 2006 12 Oct'06

    Director vs. switch

    Storage expert Greg Schulz outlines things to consider when choosing switches for a SAN.  Continue Reading

  • October 12, 2006 12 Oct'06

    Sun clarifies disk storage strategy

    Sun execs at StorageTek Forum say they plan to keep (but streamline) most of the disk storage portfolio -- but did not deny rumors about plans to sell off the 6920 array.  Continue Reading

  • October 11, 2006 11 Oct'06

    Performance caching: Your new Tier-0

    Storage analyst Brad O'Neill explains performance caching of data for transactional and high-performance NAS workloads and the new technologies that are making it feasible.  Continue Reading

  • October 11, 2006 11 Oct'06

    Balancing SATA and SCSI

    Selecting the right combination of SATA and SCSI disk drives in your system is critical. This tip offers suggestions on how you can strike an effective balance.  Continue Reading

  • October 10, 2006 10 Oct'06

    Untangling the encryption chain

    In many companies, data that should be safeguarded against loss or theft isn't getting encrypted. The main reason why so many storage managers are shying away from encryption is that they don't understand how it functions within the storage ...  Continue Reading

  • October 10, 2006 10 Oct'06

    Outsourcing email archiving: the pros and cons

    Outsourcing your e-mail archiving is a good alternative if you want to avoid the hassle of implementing archiving yourself. But right now, service providers are falling short and need to expand their product portfolios to meet user demands.  Continue Reading