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Vol. 2 No. 12 February 2004

Remote DR: faster, farther and cheaper

Storage-to-storage WAN throughput enhancers working with EMC's SRDF Cisco MDS and McData products are switches that connect to the EMC Symmetrix via Fibre Channel (FC) and to the IP network via GigE into an Ethernet switch. The CNT's UltraNet Edge Storage Router (UESR) is a gateway that connects to an FC switch, which is connected to the EMC Symmetrix and to the IP network via GigE or FAST Ethernet to an Ethernet switch. The NetEx HyperIP software solution is an RFC 3135 TCP/IP performance enhancing proxy with no FC connection. It connects to the IP network via GigE, then onto a GigE director and finally to the EMC Symmetrix. Basically, it is Symmetrix to HyperIP over WAN to HyperIP to Symmetrix. Sept. 11, the 2003 blackout and daily computer viruses are all grim reminders that every company needs a business continuity plan. Such plans are analogous to personal disability insurance. It costs a ton of money and no one wants to use it, but if misfortune strikes, incoming revenue is protected. The key is minimizing the insurance ...

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Features in this issue

  • Rein in e-mail storage

    With new government regulations and users' gigantic e-mail attachments, new approaches for storing e-mail are called for.

  • Remote DR: faster, farther and cheaper

    Post-Sept. 11, you need to consider disaster sites that are geographically distant from your main data centers. Remote replication software, IP storage and new techniques for long-term storage are changing the DR distance equation.

  • 4 Gb Fibre Channel: Everyone's On Board

    Four-gigabit Fibre Channel is a reality.

  • Is storage certification worth it?

    by  Susan J. Marks

    If you're thinking about advancing your career by becoming certified in a particular storage skill, read this article to help you decide if certification is worth your time and money.

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