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July 5, 2012  7:13 AM

Pros and cons of buying a one-vendor storage solution



Posted by: Randy Kerns
Storage, storage system, Storage tips, storage vendors; mergers and acquisitions; data deduplication

When buying storage, IT teams often wonder if it is worthwhile to buy a complete package of storage system, management software, data protection and other elements from a single vendor. Buying everything from one vendor has advantages and disadvantages. The advantages include: • The...

August 14, 2008  8:13 AM

The great storage chargeback debate



Posted by: Tskyers
Data storage management, small business storage, Storage and server virtualization, Storage tips

"You need HOW MUCH for storage?!" That question has been heard by many of us currently submitting budgets for the next calendar year, quickly followed by "Are you SURE you need that much disk? Didn't we just get disk last year? Where did they all go!? I want your house audited....


February 11, 2008  4:43 PM

Okay, so where’s the SMB data migration already?



Posted by: Tskyers
Data storage management, small business storage, Storage tips

Don't know if I can compete with militant dolphins and black holes that eat...

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December 18, 2007  9:39 AM

Buying typical storage for video surveillance? Rethink that!



Posted by: Ndamour
Data storage management, SAN, Storage protocols (FC / iSCSI), Storage tips, Strategic storage vendors

Up until now you (corporate IT) have not had to worry about video surveillance. That job was up to the security guys, those guys that wore uniforms and pretty much kept to themselves. But be prepared. If you are not already deeply involved in video surveillance equipment RFP creation,...


October 10, 2007  1:16 PM

How to archive home directories that don’t have AD accounts



Posted by: Tskyers
Storage conferences, Storage tips

My name is Tory Skyers. Through circumstances not entirely beyond my control (!!) I have been deeply involved throughout my career in various types of centralized and distributed storage. Now, at the end of a long chain of events beginning in Long Beach, CA with Curtis Preston and some blinky...


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