Top storage service provider tips of 2007

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The Fibre Channel/iSCSI debate topped the list of tips topics that storage service providers were most interested in in 2007. Capacity planning, data deduplication, migration of a Microsoft Exchange database to a new device and network latency round out the list of our five most popular tips of the year.

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Choosing a Fibre Channel array or iSCSI SAN storage for SMBs
Choosing a Fibre Channel array over an iSCSI storage system SAN requires resellers and customers to carefully compare the storage area network technologies. This tip discusses iSCSI and Fibre Channel side by side.

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Storage capacity planning: Managing storage inventory
Proper storage capacity planning will save your clients money on underutilized storage hardware. Get help providing services to manage storage inventory.

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Storage compression and data deduplication tools
Storage compression and data deduplication tools and techniques allow you to reduce the amount of storage required to meet customer needs. Consider storage compression options in this tip.

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Moving Microsoft Exchange databases to address storage issues
If and when a Microsoft Exchange database outgrows its allocated storage space, your customers will be faced with a number of storage management problems. Get insights on how to best move an Exchange database from one storage system to another.

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Storage network bandwidth planning: How to avoid network latency
Storage network bandwidth must constantly be taken to account to avoid network latency and maximize your clients' application performance.

This was first published in November 2007

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