Enterprise data storage management

  • June 07, 2006 07 Jun'06

    Bringing a CEO mind-set to IT

    IT needs to support and enhance business goals. Rich Hoffman, newly minted CEO of the North American IT operations at Hyundai Motor Co., took the mandate a step further, turning IT into a business.

  • May 31, 2006 31 May'06

    End users play big role in data classification

    Without a proper data classification scheme, ILM is putting the cart before the horse, and some shops are pushing the job of classifying files down to users.

  • May 30, 2006 30 May'06

    Data delight: A 'set and forget' solution for classifying data?

    Following a time-honored principle in computer science, a storage startup has put intelligence into the physical device and introduced what one analyst says could be a game-changing event in how you manage data.

  • May 24, 2006 24 May'06

    Clustered storage wins mainstream fans

    Isilon wins California's county of San Bernardino as a customer, a change of pace from its early adopters. Analysts say it's the first sign of clustered NAS entering the mainstream.

  • May 24, 2006 24 May'06

    Server power management tools highlighted in x86 rollouts from HP, IBM

    HP and IBM plan to start shipping out new x86 servers next month with updated processors, storage capabilities and power management tools.

  • May 23, 2006 23 May'06

    Email archiving: Should storage pros keep everything?

    From conniving lawyers to dodgy tape practices, here are some of the juicy tidbits we heard on the show floor and during sessions at Storage Decisions.

  • May 18, 2006 18 May'06

    Email archiving: What's right for your enterprise?

    There is a growing need to archive email data, and today there are several ways to do it. Stop to consider what would work best for your enterprise.

  • May 15, 2006 15 May'06

    Thin provisioning: Blessing or curse?

    Users experience mixed results using a new feature called thin provisioning, a quick way to add storage capacity to an application.

  • May 02, 2006 02 May'06

    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.

  • May 02, 2006 02 May'06

    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.

  • April 13, 2006 13 Apr'06

    Offshore contracts: The finer the print, the better

    Off the shelf might be just fine for IT services, but offshore contracts should be custom-made. Gartner offers tips for "contracting effectively in a globally sourced world."

  • April 12, 2006 12 Apr'06

    ITIL best practices: Wellness at your service

    Cincinnati Children's Hospital's Karen Maas is turning a creaky help desk into a well-oiled ITIL-based service desk. Now nurses and doctors can focus on making children better.

  • March 28, 2006 28 Mar'06

    Hospital admin talks shop

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

  • March 23, 2006 23 Mar'06

    Welch's CIO strengthens the IT grapevine

    Welch Foods CIO Larry Rencken keeps the juices flowing with new governing tools, compensation metrics and a determination to make IT a strategic partner at the 137-year-old grape cooperative.

  • March 23, 2006 23 Mar'06

    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.