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Vol. 3 No. 11 January 2005

Storage efficiency tips for the year ahead

It's a new year and you know what that means. It's time to clean up your act. For example, if you're like me, you started to overindulge by stealing candy from your kids' Halloween stashes. The binge continued through Thanksgiving and after a brief, early December hiatus, the holiday season kicked into full gear with abundant food and drink. After the ball dropped on New Year's Eve, you kissed your spouse, toasted your family, friends and health, and began thinking about your New Year's resolutions. The older I get, the more philosophical my New Year's resolutions become. I think about how I can be a better human being in the abstract, rather than strive for concrete goals such as "lose weight" and "make more money." The New Year presents the same opportunity for storage managers and administrators. What can this group do to meet metrics and improve its status as solid corporate citizens? I posed this question to a number of storage executives I spoke with at the end of 2004. Here's my take on what they said. Get storage closer ...

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Features in this issue

  • PCI express ready to go

    PCI express on track as next bus architecture.

  • Guests arrive at LTO-3 party

  • Inside ILM

    Information lifecycle management addresses the overall management of information from its creation to its demise. While full ILM applications aren't here yet, you can begin building an information management framework with the data lifecycle in mind.

  • Think thin (provisioning)

  • Back up desktop data

    The job of protecting desktop data is much easier today with applications specifically designed for the job, continuous data protection applications and third-party services.

  • Best storage products of 2004

    Our third annual Products of the Year presents 15 products that could transform the way you manage storage. The editors of Storage and, along with a panel of industry experts, selected these standout products based on innovation and value, among other criteria.

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