Stories by Jerome Wendt

Choosing the right backup interface

It is no secret that disk is becoming the preferred media to use as a backup target and disk-based backup appliances are popping up all over. But as companies ready their environment for disk, a fundamental decision they need to make is selecting an ...

The downsides to server virtualization

Virtualising and consolidating servers can bring multiple benefits to corporate data centres: smaller server footprints, lower heating and cooling costs, less cabling and more efficient management of resources. But there are downsides to consolidatin...

Fibre Channel's savior may have its own problems

Last week, while attending the Spring Storage Networking World in Orlando the big news was, believe it or not, storage networking. In this case, multiple vendors are touting Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) as storage networking's future.

Tape's not dead. It doesn't even smell bad

The number of times that someone has declared tape "dead" probably numbers in the thousands. So it should come as no surprise that when I inquired of one tape vendor how much tape they sell annually the vendor's response was, "We sell a *&^% load of ...

Users are better off with an independent Iomega

I am not sure who the bigger winner is after this week's announcement that Iomega rejected EMC's takeover bid: Iomega or customers. Based on EMC's past attempts to enter the consumer storage market space, one would think that consumers are better off...

Can Microsoft use AltaVista without buying Yahoo?

Earlier this month, Microsoft announced its intentions to acquire Yahoo. Although Yahoo has since announced it plans to fight Microsoft's takeover and court other suitors, most notably Google, there is an element of shared search technology that neit...

SAN, NAS, ILM, SAS -- your boss doesn't care

Storage is awash in TLAs (three-letter acronyms). LUN, SAN, NAS, ILM, SWD, SAS, HBA, DAS, CAS and FAN are all acronyms that regularly appear in storage-related literature, publications and columns. But to many IT managers, they provide no meaningful ...

Vendors are blogging for dollars

Viral marketing is an incredibly powerful tool for companies to communicate their message to end users. Unlike other marketing campaigns where companies may rely on splashy ads and pithy sayings to communicate their message, viral marketing takes a m...

Beef up your paycheck: Top five storage certifications

Storage jobs are hot and trained storage personnel are in short supply, say industry analysts and IT managers. This combination is weakening the resolve of IT managers to hold out for experienced personnel, leaving them with few options other than to...

Why 1TB disks will foster virtualization

The first wave of network-based storage virtualization fell apart. It was too new, too untested and required companies to install it in one of the most sensitive parts of the corporate infrastructure: in front of expensive storage arrays and behind m...

Five things you'll love about Vista's storage

Microsoft took a big step back so Vista could take a big step forward. New storage features in the forthcoming Vista operating system reflect Microsoft's realization that its Windows operating system lagged competing platforms in storage management f...

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