Special Report: Storage and Data CentersBy 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:
How To Pull Money Out of Storage
New hardware and software are wringing inefficiencies from storage technologies.
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.
Using new tools and standards to better manage storage infrastructure can lead to more effective data analysis.
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?
The electronics giant is attempting to reconcile product information across its far-flung empire.
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.