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  • Tips and tools for making the most of event log files

    Nearly every part of your system reports events can be logged. This tip discusses which events you should log and best practices for making sense out of that information once it is logged.  Continue Reading

  • How does content-addressed storage differ from backup?

    The term content-addressed storage (CAS) refers to systems that store data in such a way that an object cannot be duplicated or modified once it has been stored. In this tip, Russ Fellows discusses how CAS differs from backups and how this ...  Continue Reading

  • Troubleshooting SAN performance issues

    SAN troubleshooting is tough because good design is not always obvious and Fibre Channel standards make interoperability a concern. This tip will review some common problem areas with SANs, describe how to diagnose problems and offer some ...  Continue Reading

  • Moving from DAS to NAS

    As the volume of data and the number of users in SMBs grow, direct-attached storage (DAS) becomes harder to manage. In this tip, Rick Cook discusses how SMBs can benefit from adding storage to their existing networks in the form of NAS.  Continue Reading

  • Tiered storage for SMBs

    If an SMB hasn't already deployed an iSCSI SAN or NAS filers, they're probably about to. This tip discusses how SMBs can increase the cost savings of consolidating storage by implementing tiers of storage instead of throwing everything on the same ...  Continue Reading

  • Data protection for virtual server environments

    The loss of a physical server that supports multiple virtual machines can have a very significant impact on SMBs and all of the applications supported on those servers. Check out this tip to learn how your business can re-architect its data ...  Continue Reading

  • Choosing a centralized data backup system

    For nearly every SMB, centralized backup can increase reliability as well as provide hardware and administrative cost savings. This tip discusses the choices for centralized backup and how to select an effective system based on your specific needs  Continue Reading

  • Controlling tape costs

    If you use tape as a data backup medium, the primary recurring cost will be the cost of the tapes themselves. The good news is that these costs have held steady over the last couple of years. Check out this tip for even better news about tape and ...  Continue Reading

  • Data protection for virtual server environments

    The loss of a physical server that supports multiple virtual machines can have a very significant impact on SMBs and all of the applications supported on those servers. Check out this tip to learn how your business can re-architect its data ...  Continue Reading

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