Contributed Editorial

  1. Guest Column: Can Fibre Channel (FC) Go The Distance?
    6/23/2010
    I have been a long running Fibre Channel (FC) enthusiast since I deployed my first two SAN switches back in 1999 but it seems that since then basic facts about FC have gotten lost along the way. By Tim Anderson
  2. Can Fibre Channel (FC) Go The Distance?
    6/23/2010
    I have been a long running Fibre Channel (FC) enthusiast since I deployed my first two SAN switches back in 1999 but it seems that since then basic facts about FC have gotten lost along the way. By Tim Anderson
  3. Guest Column: Knowing When To Call It Quits On Virtualization
    6/23/2010
    I have recently heard it said that server virtualization is to data centers what marijuana is to other drugs: a "stepping stone" or "gateway" drug. After all, once you start down the path of server virtualization, at what point do you quit and stop virtualizing the rest of the infrastructure? By Jerome M Wendt
  4. Knowing When To Call It Quits On Virtualization
    6/23/2010
    I have recently heard it said that server virtualization is to data centers what marijuana is to other drugs: a "stepping stone" or "gateway" drug. After all, once you start down the path of server virtualization, at what point do you quit and stop virtualizing the rest of the infrastructure? By Jerome M Wendt
  5. 10 Guidelines For Enterprise Systems Optimization
    6/21/2010
    By Manny Salinas, CMO, Diskeeper Corp
    Increasingly sophisticated software and hardware is being used in modern storage environments — from disk-level technologies to massively scalable network storage facilities.
  6. Will Your Disaster Recovery Plans Work As Planned?
    5/27/2010
    By replacing cumbersome, less effective traditional tools and practices with automated disaster recovery testing and monitoring, IT organizations can significantly improve the success of their disaster recovery preparedness. By Niraj Zaveri, Senior Manager, Storage and Availability Management Group, Symantec
  7. Will Your Disaster Recovery Plans Work As Planned?
    5/27/2010
    By replacing cumbersome, less effective traditional tools and practices with automated disaster recovery testing and monitoring, IT organizations can significantly improve the success of their disaster recovery preparedness. By Niraj Zaveri, Senior Manager, Storage and Availability Management Group, Symantec
  8. Guest Column: Storage Management Is Becoming The Make Or Break Piece In A Successful Server Virtualization Strategy
    4/15/2010
    Last week I blogged about the issues that were top of mind with users who were in attendance at the quarterly Omaha VMware Users Group (VMUG) meeting. Those challenges specifically included data protection, I/O bottlenecks and iSCSI SANs but notice that their issues can largely be traced back to an ineffective storage management strategy as the root of their issues. By Jerome M Wendt, Lead Analyst and President, DCIG Inc.
  9. Storage Management Is Becoming The Make Or Break Piece In A Successful Server Virtualization Strategy
    4/15/2010
    Last week I blogged about the issues that were top of mind with users who were in attendance at the quarterly Omaha VMware Users Group (VMUG) meeting. Those challenges specifically included data protection, I/O bottlenecks and iSCSI SANs but notice that their issues can largely be traced back to an ineffective storage management strategy as the root of their issues. By Jerome M Wendt, Lead Analyst and President, DCIG Inc.
  10. Software And SSDs Are The Lethal Combination That May Turn Out To Be The Real FC HDD Killers
    4/15/2010
    A year ago at least two analysts forecast that 2010 would see the accelerated adoption of solid state drives (SSDs) with an accompanying drop-off in the purchase of high end FC hard disk drives (HDDs). By Jerome M Wendt, Lead Analyst and President, DCIG Inc.