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Vol. 1 No. 12 February 2003

What's new with you?

If you're like most corporate employees, you probably had a performance review toward the end of last year. And that review probably involved setting goals for the coming year--a to-do list for you from your boss. I'm betting that list was dramatically different from the one you had two or three years ago. I mean the difference between night and day. We've gone from "build out as fast as you can" to "squeeze the last drop out of what we've got" in nearly every facet of IT. If your company was part of the Internet run up, you probably just deployed the last of your late-90s overbuying spree. What now? I was recently chatting with Mark Lewis, site editor for, Storage's sister site here at TechTarget. He had just returned from a Wall Street storage conference where the watchword was "do more with less," and they weren't just talking about Enron executives making do with fewer houses. Two years ago, storage entrepreneurs were pitching to investors that their products "do more with more." From what Lewis reported, a...

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Features in this issue

  • Midrange Arrays Inherit High-End Smarts

    Virtualization layers, once a feature of only the most expensive storage subsystems, are beginning to ship with midrange storage systems.

  • Optimize database storage

    by  Jim Booth

    In this article, author and consultant Jim Booth maintains that different database objects may each require their own type of storage to make the database operations run more smoothly. Whether you're dealing with tablespaces, indexes, redo logs or archives -- there's a right and wrong storage choice for each database component. This article explains what they are.

  • Inside the new Symmetrix

    by  Michael Desmond

    Inside the new Symmetrix

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