Manging the Data Center from the CIOs Perspective

In the Information Age, data storage issues have never been more important. Our special report helps you stay on top of the newest trends in data center and storage management, with expert advice, best practices from forward-thinking companies, and guides to help you plan an effective management strategy.

Tips for Reducing Storage Costs
Like death and taxes, there are two things that are certain in the world of data storage: Youll always want more of it, and it will never be cheap enough. So, we had an e-mail exchange with three storage experts to get some tips on how to do both.

How To Pull Money Out of Storage
New hardware and software are wringing inefficiencies from storage technologies.

Five Biggest Data Center Concerns
What are the biggest concerns among CIOs for the data center in 2006? The Gartner Group in its 2006 survey of IT executives gives the following four as the top of the list: Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery, Virtualization Directions & Technologies, Server & Storage Consolidation Trends, How to Run an Effective 24 x 7 Operation.

Do We Really Need Bigger Hard Disks?
Storage makers keep driving forward with plans for bigger and bigger hard disks. They say bigger is better. But can it be that sometimes bigger drives are too much of a good thing?Primer: E-Discovery
What is e-discovery and why should you care? What are the information-technology issues? What if I cant produce the data? How much of this is about e-mail? This Baseline primer answers all of these questions and more. The E-Discovery of Tape
The pressure on storage managers to dig out specific content in archives keeps growing as more companies are finding themselves saddled with urgent "e-discovery" motions for digital data. If this process goes wrong, it could cost your company millions and the boss could go to jail. However, a product that combines storage savvy with search technology may be a solution that fits the enterprise storage workflow. Also:

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