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Vol. 6 No. 12 February 2008

Hot Storage Skills

Here are eight storage skills that will top employers' must-have lists in 2008. 2008 will be an exciting, competitive and sometimes confusing time to be a storage professional. It won't be enough to be a great storage tech. As storage becomes more complex and costly, businesses are seeking storage professionals who can architect various tiers of networked storage, document what they've done, and help their business units select the type of storage that best supports their applications' requirements at a price that makes the executive suite smile. Hiring managers and recruiters say finding candidates who know the ins and outs of storage and have the so-called "soft skills" to talk about business goals instead of just bits and bytes is becoming more difficult. So what type of skills are they looking for? Someone who knows how to design and construct a SAN; knows how to implement and test a disaster recovery (DR) plan; is up to date on the latest Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) best practices; knows how to get ...

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  • Users still wary about LTO-4 encryption

  • Snapshot: Data protection SLAs on the upswing

  • More Than Just Backup

    Data protection is changing rapidly, with point-in-time recoveries, fast legal discovery response and near real-time disaster recoveries becoming new requirements. To address these needs, enterprise backup applications are adding support for continuous data protection, deduplication, ediscovery, single-instance storage and the VMware Consolidated Backup framework. These backup suites promise not only integrated data protection, but overall enterprise data management.

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