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Understanding RAID


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Jim McKinstry

| CIO Insights Article Published June 5, 2006
RAID is a necessary building block for any company’s data protection efforts, writes CIO Update columnist Jim McKinstry of LSI Logic.

Sorting Out the Options


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Jim McKinstry

| CIO Insights Article Published May 1, 2006
Looking for storage? CIO Update columnist Jim McKinstry of LSI Logic, offers his first-hand advice on which technologies will meet your needs and where to deploy them.

The Ethernet Alternative: InfiniBand


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Jim McKinstry

| CIO Insights Article Published April 3, 2006
InfiniBand is a simpler, cost-saving alternative to Ethernet, writes CIO Update columnist Jim McKinstry of Engenio.

New Twist on an Old Idea


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Jim McKinstry

| CIO Insights Article Published March 6, 2006
Looking to expand your network storage capacity but don't want to spend a lot of money? iSCSI may be the way to go, writes CIO Update columnist Jim McKinstry of LSI Logic.

SAN and NAS: Together At Last


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Jim McKinstry

| CIO Insights Article Published February 6, 2006

Not too long ago this column would have been titled "SAN vs. NAS," not "SAN and NAS," writes CIO Update columnist Jim McKinstry of Engenio.

Tips on Disk-to-Disk Backup, Part V


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Jim McKinstry

| CIO Insights Article Published December 19, 2005
If backup speed is what you're after, try taking a snapshot, writes Jim McKinstry of Engenio in the final installment of his series.

Is Tape Dead?


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Jim McKinstry

| CIO Insights Article Published November 21, 2005
With disk, appliance and hosted backup options coming into their own, is tape dead?, asks CIO Update guest columnist Jim McKinstry in Part IV of his five-part series.

Tips on Disk-to-Disk Backup, Part III


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Jim McKinstry

| CIO Insights Article Published September 19, 2005
Virtual tape is better than real tape every time, writes CIO Update guest columnist Jim McKinstry of Engenio in Part III of his five-part series.

Tips On Disk-to-Disk Backup, Part II


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Jim McKinstry

| CIO Insights Article Published August 15, 2005
Data has exploded and backing it up is mandatory. Here are a few pointers on hosted disk-to-disk solutions from CIO Update columnist Jim McKinstry of Engenio, in Part II of this five-part series.

Tips On Disk-to-Disk Backup


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Jim McKinstry

| CIO Insights Article Published July 18, 2005
Data has exploded and backing it up is mandatory. Here are a few pointers from CIO Update columnist Jim McKinstry of Engenio on the different systems that may work for you.

The Emergence of 4Gb SANs


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Jim McKinstry

| CIO Insights Article Published March 22, 2005
As faster, 4Gb SANs start to hit the market this year, the question of whether or not to upgrade is going to on the mind of many network managers. CIO Update guest columnist Jim McKinstry of Engenio lays out some pros and cons.