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VLANs and VSANs and...

Recent posts discussed the correctness of the term Virtualization in it's current use. Also the post on the "Storage Virtualization" which should actually be called some form of "Volume Manager" made me think of the next storage related network. The File Area Network, in which the file management problems are…

Galaxy and ProtecTIER issues.

Today,I've come across some problems when configuring a Commvault Galaxy server to use the Diligent's Virtual Tape Facility including ProtecTIER. I thought you'd be interested. This applies to the Commvault Galaxy Media Agents for Windows for as far as I know. Another criteria,…

When it gets hot, you need to cool it....but not to much...

In case someone missed my recent post on datacenter disasters in my neighbourhood, take a look at this. Just about a month or two ago, I presented our management with a new proposal for our TSM environment. The primairy server grew beyond acceptable limits, and AIX4 clients kept failing backups…

I need to speak to my boss...

On a dutch Storage Magazine website, I read an article that was translated from this one. I was actually quite surprised by the salaries some guys in this industry seem to get.  I am proud to able to call myself a BCFP (Brocade Certified SAN Professinal) and CMSP (Certified…

We got us some new storage

After a couple of months of negotiation's and specification checking, we finally were able to place a new storage order for replacing our current IBM Sharks and DS4300 (fiber) disk systems. We decided to go for 1 kind of box, even though we could save money on some…

It got hot, global warming?

According to hear-say information, the bigBlue datacenter in Bruxelles, Belgium was struck by fire last week. Their twin-center concept presumably did not work, and most of it's operations went dead. Even the high-availablity type applications seem to not have survived. I've been checking all possible resources,…

The best don't always win

The storage deal on disk replacement is over. A decision has been made. Are we happy? Sure, why not. Did we get what we want? Well, technically we had a better option, but financially, we couldn't refuse this final offer. The financial gap between the winner and the…