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Storage Management – It’s Back on the Shopping List

Storage management tools have sometimes been viewed as a “nice to have” tool by many IT infrastructure planners, however, given all the complexities with efficiently managing resources in today’s highly virtualized server environments, it is quickly turning into a must

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How to Track the Cost of Storage Part 2 – lowering TCO

In the first article we opened with a short discussion on why TCO calculations are worth the time they consume. Essentially, any realistic effort to reduce overall costs must start with an accurate baseline of the existing system cost. We

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A Little Storage Reclamation Can Dramatically Reduce Storage Expense

Storage capacity requirements are growing in almost every data center causing many IT managers to look for ways to ‘bend the growth curve‘ and keep the IT budget from being consumed by the storage budget. In fact, a small bend

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Scaling Agentless SRM

Storage resource monitoring (SRM) technology has evolved from networked systems which communicated with dedicated software installed on the individual host elements, to architectures which largely eliminated these ‘agents’. This “agentless” technology consolidated these dedicated pieces of software into a ‘collector’

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