A sound data storage strategy incorporates data security along with regular and timely backups, replication, snapshots and archiving among other techniques. This podcast takes a look at five common data storage and availability hazards along with existing and emerging technologies to assist network managers in protecting against and avoiding data loss or application downtime.
About the author: Greg Schulz is the Founder and a Senior Analyst for the StorageIO Group as well as author of the book Resilient Storage Networks – Designing Flexible Scalable Data Infrastructures. He brings over 25 years experience in UNIX, Windows, IBM Mainframe, OpenVMS and other environments from a clustering, server, applications, capacity planning, DR, networking and storage perspective. Greg brings a rare perspective and insight of having worked in various industries including transportation, energy and financial benefits in IT, as a vendor for storage and storage networking companies working with clients around the world, and as a storage industry analyst. He has written over a thousand articles, papers, tips, reports and other content in addition to his books, research and consulting projects. Greg is a frequent contributor to various TechTarget properties including Storage magazine, SearchStorage.com, SearchSMB.com and SearchStorageChannel.com.