Special Report: Storage and Data Centers

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 10-18-2006

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.

Experts' Tips for Reducing Storage Costs
Like death and taxes, there are two things that are certain in the world of data storage: You'll 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. Here's what they told us:

  • Stanley Zaffos, vice president and research director, Gartner
  • Dave Reinsel, program director, storage research, IDC
  • Joe Martins, research director and managing member, Data Mobility Group

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

    Also:
  • Virtualization Can Save Departments, Not Just Servers
    Virtualization software helps consolidate IT assets and cut costs. The same principles can help make whole organizations more efficient, but it takes more thought to apply them on departments, rather than just servers or storage units.
  • Storage Management: Closet Space
    Using new tools and standards to better manage storage infrastructure can lead to more effective data analysis.
  • Pack-rat Approach to Data Storage is Drowning IT
    Opinion: CIOInsight columnist John Parkinson warns that information overload is outstripping our ability to develop new storage technologies. What's a poor CIO to do?
  • Case Study: Panasonic Searches the Master Data for a Single Version of Truth
    The electronics giant is attempting to reconcile product information across its far-flung empire.
  • Overstock.com Overcomes Overloads
    Overstock.com used to have to shut down internal apps when Web traffic spiked just to avoid making customers wait. Now its IT group is finding new ways to find customers, helping to continue the growth it could barely keep up with before.

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