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What's the best storage budget money you ever spent?

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Question of the Month: What's the best storage budget money you've ever spent?

    "Hiring a great storage professional cheap!"
    Bill Bald, Wake Forest, NC

    "The best money we have spent was on our IBM modular tape libraries."
    Jon Holmes, systems administrator, RedCats USA

    "We [members of the Encompass HP user group] worked out a SAN design over a drink at a conference. Most of that 'napkin' design was installed at multiple sites, giving us a central tape backup for all servers."
    Steve Davidek, systems administrator, City of Sparks, NV

    "Data Domain for backup to disk."
    David Dulek, storage administration lead, Fastenal Company

    "The best budget money spent would have to be our first Hitachi SAN. Next would have to be our second Hitachi SAN."
    Ken Gehring, CGI, Edmonton, Alberta

This was last published in March 2008

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