iSCSI has quickly become a popular storage protocol for use in VMware environments. In this tip, George Crump discusses how you can leverage iSCSI in VMware environments.
Events such as technical failure, virus attack, deliberate sabotage or employee error can destroy valuable data. Organizations must plan for data recovery and implement mechanisms for managing the data recovery process.
Organizations are looking for ways to reduce overhead costs in running their data centers and making them more efficient. Here are some tips and strategies on how you can save dollars and improve efficiencies.
According to a study by Gartner, a number of organizations will have to migrate their data center facilities in the year 2012. In this tip, Alan Radding outlines steps to make the move easier.
There are more than one way to deploy solid-state drives into enterprise data storage. In this tip, Jacob Gsoedl discusses four possible methods of adding SSDs into enterprise storage.
Using storage metrics can help storage administrators evaluate storage capacity and optimization. In this tip, Greg Schulz discusses how storage metrics can be put to use.
While many are hopping on the cloud storage bandwagon, others are still not willing to commit. In this tip, Ron Scruggs, discusses questions you will want answered before making your decision.
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.
Data footprint optimization is not limited to physical space. Author, Greg Schulz, discusses other factors that affect data footprints.
Division of resources is important and must be taken carefully into consideration when setting up the server and the virtual machines it will host.