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  • Taking the tears out of tiered storage

    In an environment where the increase in data shipped for storage far outpaces the decreases in storage costs, tiered storage looks like a no-brainer. Making it happen is turning out to be a brainteaser even for the smartest IT shops. 

  • User connects EMC Clariions over Cisco for DR

    It took five rounds of talks with EMC and some technical help from Cisco, but AQR Capital has a working DR plan connecting EMC Clariion's over 50 miles using Cisco. 

  • HP revamps RISS, unveils new archiving products

    HP has added significant new features to its RISS, stepped up its efforts with ISVs and rolled out a bunch of new archiving products. 

  • Users get mixed results tiering storage

    Some users at SNW said the increased cost of managing tiered storage sucks up the gains in cheaper hardware, while others say they still see savings from avoiding FC. 

  • Users puzzle over iSCSI

    ISCSI is the buzzword at SNW -- but while most say it's a good idea in theory, some users are still stumped when it comes to deploying it. 

  • Target builds a better data center

    Just five years after Target built a new data center, it's building another one to keep up with company growth. 

  • Hospital admin talks shop

    Hal Weiss of Baptist Memorial Healthcare talks to SearchStorage.com about data growth, maintaining patient confidentiality and learning to forecast storage needs the hard way. 

  • Email storage outsourcing gets mixed reaction

    Some users think it might be cumbersome to have a separate vendor manage just one part of their environment, while others jump at the idea of off-loading email management. 

  • Virtualization user bounces back from failure

    After its first virtualization project failed, a Midwestern manufacturing firm found the benefits of the technology compelling enough to search for another vendor and try again. 

  • A CIO Conversation: Virgin Entertainment's Robert Fort

    Robert Fort, director of IT at Virgin Entertainment Group Inc., discusses his IT leadership philosophy, background and more.