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April 25, 2011  11:05 AM

Preparing for cloud outages: Add a second provider

Posted by: Eric Slack
cloud outages, cloud storage, Eric Slack, Storage Channel

Amazon was in the news last week for the   Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

April 11, 2011  11:32 AM

Change-based replication can keep server virtualization projects from stalling

Posted by: Eric Slack
Data replication, Eric Slack, server virtualization, Storage Channel Pipeline


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March 28, 2011  11:28 AM

Using the cloud for product demo, data storage training environments

Posted by: Eric Slack
cloud computing, Data storage training, Eric Slack, Storage Channel, storage product demos

Everybody “gets” the cloud and its potential benefits. A cloud implementation can offer nearly limitless scale, simple sharing, off-site protection, utility-like pricing, etc. But, as...

March 21, 2011  10:59 AM

Next step in backing up virtual machines: Run VMs from the backup area

Posted by: Eric Slack
data backup, Eric Slack, server virtualization, Storage Channel, virtual server backup, VM backup

Over the past several years, alternatives to traditional backup software products have been developed for

March 14, 2011  12:10 PM

Man-made disasters: Good teaching opportunity about risks of inadequate data protection

Posted by: Eric Slack
Data protection, disaster recovery planning, Eric Slack, Gmail, Storage Channel

While a lot of attention is paid to natural disasters, the truth is that natural disasters don’t hold a candle to the man-made variety, in terms of the impact on IT and

March 7, 2011  5:10 PM

Data storage hardware: It’s not all commodity

Posted by: Eric Slack
commodity hardware, Data storage hardware, Eric Slack, Storage Channel

I wrote recently about how VARs are in need of a good

February 21, 2011  11:08 AM

Cloud e-discovery: An answer to a question IT isn’t comfortable asking

Posted by: Eric Slack
cloud storage, e-discovery, Eric Slack, Storage Channel

A sales trainer once said, “Never ask a question you don’t know the answer to.” You don’t want to create an objection that you can’t resolve. Said another way, you shouldn’t...

February 14, 2011  12:03 PM

How to perform an SSD test

Posted by: Eric Slack
Eric Slack, flash storage, SSD test, SSDs, Storage Channel

In a previous post I discussed the process of comparing SSDs and how it’s a little different from evaluating traditional hard disk drive (HDD) storage systems. First off,

February 6, 2011  5:42 PM

Hybrid cloud storage is a natural play for VARs

Posted by: Eric Slack
Eric Slack, Hybrid cloud storage, Storage Channel

Jacob Gsoedl’s Storage...

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January 31, 2011  1:00 PM

Block-based storage system options for medium-sized enterprises (MSEs)

Posted by: Eric Slack
Eric Slack, medium-sized enterprises (MSEs), storage arrays, Storage Channel

There are a lot of truly innovative storage technologies available today, many of which I’ve written about in this blog. These include scale-out and scale-up systems, storage appliances...

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