In addressing data growth, one of the key questions that CIOs need to answer is whether they should scale up or scale out existing storage.
Integrating the latest release of Microsoft® Exchange with IP-based telephony, opens up a new world of integrated messaging. The potential of a unified mailbox can only be deployed by using expert skills.
This tip outlines the options available for backing up VMWare environments, how each works, and the pros and cons of each approach.
Many organizations pay employees and consultants to manually track backup failures, manually collect performance and storage trending, and manually track storage utilization. Typically such efforts only add to further inefficiency, complexity, and an incomplete and ineffectual view of IT.
Best practices for email archiving start with setting email retention policies -- and then sticking to them -- to help your company respond to legal discovery requests and lessen the burden on data storage systems.
Can I install an operating system (OS) and put data in different partitions of RAID-5 or is RAID-1 (hardware-based RAID) a better solution? Is it ok if we divide a RAID into two partitions? Does RAID-5 take a long time to rebuild?
It's a myth that file archiving is only for regulatory compliance.
Let me discard host-based deployments upfront. Host-based storage virtualization was the first virtualization product...
Using backups as an archive probably isn't feasible anymore because we now have to access the data more frequently due to the regulatory and discovery requirements...
What are your views on SAN/NAS unified storage vs. NAS gateways?