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» Utility Computing Pioneers, Part 2
In the second part of a series on storage service providers, Leslie Wood examines the changing nature of utility storage. (9/1/04)

» Utility Computing Pioneers
Storage service providers were an unsuccessful early attempt at utility computing. What lessons did they leave for the current advocates of utility computing? (7/6/04)

» Predicting Storage Growth for 2004 and Beyond, Part 2
With the volume of data soaring and new regulations requiring that it be kept safe and secure, storage users will have to navigate a rapidly changing landscape in coming years. (5/27/04)

» Predicting Storage Growth for 2004 and Beyond, Part I
Demand for storage continues to grow at an unprecedented rate, which is certainly good news for storage vendors, but what does it mean for the future of the industry? Leslie Wood explores several key areas that are predicted to shape the storage industry for 2004 and beyond. (5/5/04)

» Storage and Its Impact on Enterprise Viability, Part II
Storage not only plays a critical role in a company's IT strategy, it's also increasingly important to the survival of the overall business. Leslie Wood wraps up a discussion on why it's vital for IT departments to understand key storage issues, how to address them, and how these issues impact the entire enterprise. (4/20/04)

» Storage and Its Impact on Enterprise Viability, Part I
Storage not only plays a critical role in a company's IT strategy, it's also increasingly important to the survival of the overall business. Leslie Wood looks at why it's vital for IT departments to understand key storage issues, how to address them, and how these issues impact the entire enterprise. (3/30/04)

» The Mid-Range: An Untapped Storage Market, Part II
Mid-size businesses need storage every bit as much as large enterprises, but the mid-range market presents a completely different set of challenges and opportunities for vendors. What can storage vendors do to successfully take advantage of this untapped market? (3/16/04)

» The Mid-Range: An Untapped Storage Market, Part I
Mid-size businesses need storage every bit as much as large enterprises, but the mid-range market presents a completely different set of challenges and opportunities for vendors. What can storage vendors do to successfully take advantage of this untapped market? (3/2/04)

» The Backup Conundrum: More Data in Less Time, Part 2
Backing up ever-growing amounts of data quickly and efficiently while simultaneously seeking to reduce the resources used continues to pose a conundrum for many IT organizations. Leslie Wood explores an array of alternatives designed to help you back up more data in less time. (2/10/04)

» The Backup Conundrum: More Data in Less Time, Part 1
Backing up ever-growing amounts of data quickly and efficiently while simultaneously seeking to reduce the resources used continues to pose a conundrum for many IT organizations. Leslie Wood explores some new alternatives designed to help you back up more data in less time. (1/20/04)

» True Integration - Fact or Fiction? Part 2
SANs are faster and more reliable than ever before, but the promises of true integration remain just that, mere promises. Has storage technology reached the point where true integration is even achievable? (12/18/03)

» True Integration – Fact or Fiction? Part 1
SANs are faster and more reliable than ever before, but the promises of true integration remain just that, mere promises. Has storage technology reached the point where true integration is even achievable? (11/26/03)

» Storage Management: The Compliance Effect, Part 2
Our focus on the storage industry's "compliance effect" continues with an examination of how compliance issues are likely to evolve over the next five years, what organizations can do now to get the ball rolling, and what current and emerging storage technologies might make satisfying regulatory requirements easier in the future. (10/29/03)

» Storage Management: The Compliance Effect, Part 1
Today's storage managers not only face the day-to-day issues that have come to be expected, they now have to fulfill data permanence and retention regulations, address potential liability issues, satisfy security requirements, simplify compliance management, improve information access, and cut overall costs — all in a day's work. (10/15/03)

» Storage Focus: The Outlook for IP SANs - Part 2
While some industry experts believe IP-based SANs will have an eye-opening effect on the storage industry, others feel that it will be nothing more than "business as usual." Leslie Wood concludes an in-depth look at where IP SANs stand today and once again tackles the burning question of whether or not Fibre Channel SANs and IP SANs will play nice together. (9/30/03)

» Storage Focus: The Outlook for IP SANs - Part 1
While some industry experts believe IP-based SANs will have an eye-opening effect on the storage industry, others feel that it will be nothing more than "business as usual." Leslie Wood takes a look at where IP SANs stand today and addresses the burning question of whether Fibre Channel SANs and IP SANs will play nice together. (9/3/03)

» Does Real-Time Backup and Recovery Exist Today? Part 2
Backup and recovery environments, along with business continuity and disaster recovery strategies, are evolving in response to new customer demands and recent unexpected global events. (8/21/03)

» Does Real-Time Backup and Recovery Exist Today? Part 1
While the debate rages on between tape and disk storage for backup, a more pressing question is whether or not real-time backup and recovery exists today. While some believe it won't truly arrive until storage virtualization matures, others contend it is already available for enterprises. (8/7/03)

» The Hidden Costs of Unmanaged Storage, Part 2
An IT department that understands the hidden costs of unmanaged storage will most likely end up with a lower storage TCO. Explore the composition and drivers of storage costs and learn how your enterprise can avoid hidden storage costs in part two of our series. (7/24/03)

» The Hidden Costs of Unmanaged Storage, Part 1
A widely held belief in the storage industry is that unmanaged storage is easier and less expensive to acquire than managed storage. As Leslie Wood reports, though, the hidden costs associated with unmanaged storage actually make the total cost of ownership much higher than originally thought. (7/7/03)

» Utility Computing Infiltrates the Enterprise Storage Sector
'Utility computing' seems to not only be one of the hottest buzzwords on the storage conference circuit, but also a concept that will force considerable change. Leslie Wood explores the topic and offers a glimpse of just how how pervasive the concept may become. (6/26/03)

» iSCSI: Pipe Dream or Mainstream Technology?
Is iSCSI still just a pipe dream, or has it finally arrived to the status of a mainstream technology? As Leslie Wood reports, with its ease of interoperability, management, and administration, iSCSI certainly has the underpinnings of becoming a well-deployed, cost-effective mainstream technology. (5/20/03)

» Can Storage Resource Management Solve Your Storage Needs?
Storage resource management (SRM) is called "top-to-bottom integration," able to monitor and report on storage. But when it comes to SRM, the storage industry seems to be way ahead of storage customers. How are we going to close this gap? Leslie Wood explains. (4/17/03)

» Tape Capacity Wars
The ongoing competition to create tape solutions capable of huge capacities isn't just for bragging rights, but with all the "bragging" going on, the real question is how are tape drive manufacturers going to remain competitive and succeed in this evolving market? (3/31/03)

» SATA: Evolutionary or Revolutionary Disk Technology?
According to some industry experts, SATA storage solutions could cut the price of high capacity, server-attached storage by as much as 60 percent. But, if that's really the case, what's keeping SATA from taking the storage market by storm? (3/19/03)

» The Automation of Storage
Leslie Wood reports on how storage automation addresses the larger problem of managing storage without boundaries. Enterprise storage automation promises to deliver a comprehensive set of solutions that integrates all major areas of storage management, data availability, storage resource management, media, and SAN and NAS storage management. (2/25/03)

» Donning Our Swami Hats: Storage Trends for 2003
Well, it's that time of year again. January is almost over and we have heard more than our fair share of both useful and useless predictions for 2003. And although the folks at Enterprise Storage Forum are not in the 'prediction' business, we thought we would find out from a few well-informed storage folks what they think this coming year holds for the storage industry. (1/29/03)

» Storage Without Borders
Managing multi-vendor SANs and creating a storage environment without borders continues to be a key concern for IT organizations. Leslie Wood discusses new approaches to controlling IT costs and managing storage more efficiently when dealing with multi-vendor SANs and their resources. (1/9/03)


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