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Vol. 3 No. 1 March 2004

Hot tips for buying storage technology

In this month’s issue, get the best tips and expert advice on buying data storage technology. Sharp buyers like Columbia University's Megan Restuccia explain their most important negotiating tactics. We also put LTO tape to the test. Make sure you read this article before you purchase your next batch of LTO tapes. Learn network-attached storage (NAS) best practices, and learn about the pros and cons of outsourcing storage technology. Discover how to cut your storage area network (SAN) costs. Also inside: Learn more about taking cost out of SANs, and get a report on high-performance tape, and more.

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Features in this issue

  • Storage Pros of the World Unite!

    Commune with fellow storage folk

  • Consolidating NAS pays off

    by  Alan Radding

    The role of network-attached storage may be changing as more and more storage managers discover the the benefits of using NAS to consolidate file servers.

  • Tape type matters

    High-performance tape formats may all seem similar in capacity and throughput, but most formats lend themselves better to some applications then others. Find out how to decide which one is best for you.

  • Slash SAN costs

    by  Marc Farley

    SANs are expensive if you operate them according to conventional wisdom. Find out how to break the vicious circle of high costs that limit the places you can use SANs.

  • How to get the best deal

    Take this crash course in bargaining for storage. Get the lowdown on effective tactics such as resisting vendor lock-in, working with multiple vendors and leveraging the second tier.

  • No SAS for Networked Storage

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