• What’s the role of storage administrators?

    Hi, I would like to know the profile of a storage administrators. what are his roles and responsibilities, his day to day activities and the challenges he faces in doing his job. How does he resolve the problems that he faces and he is accountable for what? I need this input to gain insight about...

    nykontym60 pointsBadges:
  • Wiping hard drives in 100 PCs

    We are donating 100 PCs. How can I quickly and effectively wipe all their hard drives? I have looked into Mban and it looks promising but would I be better doing that or pulling all the drives and formatting multiple ones at the same time? What are best practices for doing this?

    NewnanIT1,110 pointsBadges:
  • Best cloud storage solutions for 600-person organization

    I'm looking at some cloud storage solutions for our organization (roughly 600 employees) and I wanted to know what you guys thought. Are there any tools out there to help me decide on a cloud storage provider based on upfront and maintenance costs? Are there any you'd recommend? Also, are there...

    ITKE347,940 pointsBadges:
  • What are the pros of cloud storage?

    Whether you've used Dropbox or your company outsources some of its data storage to the cloud, we want to hear your pros for cloud storage. Everyone knows the perceived downsides to cloud storage, but we'd love to hear practical and successful uses of this technology. Share your experiences!

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • need help on storage management Software

    Hello Everyone, Well im actually needs help on finding a data management\archiving software. The criteria of the software: 1. Will need to works with Windows and NetApp 2. Have strong reporting ability that can be use for capacity planning (preferably running on SQL Database), have ability to...

    Gio5 pointsBadges:
  • Tracking DMX storage allocation

    How are you tracking your storage allocations from your DMX to your servers? We began with the Excel-based design workbook that EMC delivers at the end of the installation engagement & that works up to a point. I've written code that loads the info into SQL & does some reporting on it, but...

    SANManJax300 pointsBadges:
  • Is it possible to find virtualization software that includes storage virtualization software?

    Are there such things as virtualization packages that include software for storage systems after implementation?

    ITKE347,940 pointsBadges:
  • What are the benefits of storage virtualization?

    Is there anyone whose company is currently employing storage virtualization that can remark on the real life benefits of the technology?

    TeachMeIT975 pointsBadges:
  • How do storage virtualization projects differ from other storage projects?

    What are the different obstacles and expectations for a storage virtualization project versus a traditional storage project?

    TeachMeIT975 pointsBadges:
  • Open IT Forum: How many vendors are you using for storage virtualization?

    Have you taken the plunge into storage virtualization? How many vendors have you ended up using, ditching, or mixing after the change? Share your list, tips, and stories, and we'll share 50 knowledge points that will help you in our latest contest!

    ITKE347,940 pointsBadges:
  • Pros and cons of storage virtualization

    Can anyone share pros and cons of storage virtualization that they know of or have experienced? What other options are just as worthy of consideration to cut costs and increase storage efficiency?

    TeachMeIT975 pointsBadges:
  • Exchange 2003 server running on Windows Server 2003 that is running out of space on the system partition

    I have an Exchange 2003 server running on Windows Server 2003 that is running out of space on the system partition. I have a RAID 5 configuration. I want to replace the drives with larger ones and resize the partitions in the process. I had two thoughts as a way to do this. One would be to install...

    ITKE347,940 pointsBadges:
  • How to merge 2 disks on 1 hard drive to create a large storage server for archived data? (Poweredge 2800 and Windows Server 2003)

    I have an old Dell PowerEdge server that I want to convert to a large data storage server - nothing on it but archived data.  The hard drive has been formatted to have about 70G on the C drive and about 130G on a different drive.  BUT both drives are located on the same hard drive.  How can I...

    ODSTech35 pointsBadges:
  • Extend Partition Size – Win XP

    Is there any other way to extend the size of a partition in Windows XP other than DiskPart? I've tried that method but to no avail. I deleted an extra backup partition and want to use the unallocated space to add to my main partition.

    Jasonwisdom15 pointsBadges:
  • Oracle 9i Designer

    Do you have any opinions on the use of Designer versus a tool like Erwin or PowerDesigner in handling the following concerns: Database generation Reverse engineering Accurately representing every detail of a database Speed Use for different DB platforms Thanks for any comments.

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  • Question regarding primary storage

    I'm a beginner, need to know why its important to know how many system words will fit into a primary storage? I know it 32 to 64 bits, but why is this important to know for example the hard drive.

    MSFROGGIE10 pointsBadges:
  • Recommendations for storage virtualization appliances

    I'd appreciate any recommendations for storage virtualization appliances and strategies. Thanks!

    NewnanIT1,110 pointsBadges:
  • Suggestions for storage virtualization software?

    We'd love to hear suggestions for storage virtualization software you've used or anticipate using. Specs, reqs, and experience details would be greatly appreciated. Especially helpful discussions will receive 50 knowledge points.

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Open IT Forum: What should I ask my cloud storage vendor?

    Off-site storage is nothing new, but cloud storage is often seen as a different beast. What questions do you suggest companies ask their cloud storage vendor? Leave your suggestions or questions you wished you'd asked in the comments section, and we'll share 75 Knowledge Points with you!

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • How to sell storage consolidation (enterprise storage) to execs

    We're about to start consolidating our storage. I brought this because of the current storage infrastructure of our office is somewhat unmanageable let alone other issue such as security, availablity and scalability.  Enterprise storage solution is not cheap. How do we go about choosing the right...

    Jsmeyes5 pointsBadges:

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