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Leslie Wood

Thursday Apr 1st 2004 by Enterprise Storage Staff

Leslie Wood - Index of Articles

Leslie Wood, lcw@writer4u.com


Current Articles:

» Utility Computing Pioneers, Part 2
In the second part of a series on storage service providers, Leslie Wood examines the changing nature of utility storage. (9/1/04)

» Utility Computing Pioneers
Storage service providers were an unsuccessful early attempt at utility computing. What lessons did they leave for the current advocates of utility computing? (7/6/04)

» Predicting Storage Growth for 2004 and Beyond, Part 2
With the volume of data soaring and new regulations requiring that it be kept safe and secure, storage users will have to navigate a rapidly changing landscape in coming years. (5/27/04)

» Predicting Storage Growth for 2004 and Beyond, Part I
Demand for storage continues to grow at an unprecedented rate, which is certainly good news for storage vendors, but what does it mean for the future of the industry? Leslie Wood explores several key areas that are predicted to shape the storage industry for 2004 and beyond. (5/5/04)

» Storage and Its Impact on Enterprise Viability, Part II
Storage not only plays a critical role in a company's IT strategy, it's also increasingly important to the survival of the overall business. Leslie Wood wraps up a discussion on why it's vital for IT departments to understand key storage issues, how to address them, and how these issues impact the entire enterprise. (4/20/04)

» Storage and Its Impact on Enterprise Viability, Part I
Storage not only plays a critical role in a company's IT strategy, it's also increasingly important to the survival of the overall business. Leslie Wood looks at why it's vital for IT departments to understand key storage issues, how to address them, and how these issues impact the entire enterprise. (3/30/04)

» The Mid-Range: An Untapped Storage Market, Part II
Mid-size businesses need storage every bit as much as large enterprises, but the mid-range market presents a completely different set of challenges and opportunities for vendors. What can storage vendors do to successfully take advantage of this untapped market? (3/16/04)

» The Mid-Range: An Untapped Storage Market, Part I
Mid-size businesses need storage every bit as much as large enterprises, but the mid-range market presents a completely different set of challenges and opportunities for vendors. What can storage vendors do to successfully take advantage of this untapped market? (3/2/04)

» The Backup Conundrum: More Data in Less Time, Part 2
Backing up ever-growing amounts of data quickly and efficiently while simultaneously seeking to reduce the resources used continues to pose a conundrum for many IT organizations. Leslie Wood explores an array of alternatives designed to help you back up more data in less time. (2/10/04)

» The Backup Conundrum: More Data in Less Time, Part 1
Backing up ever-growing amounts of data quickly and efficiently while simultaneously seeking to reduce the resources used continues to pose a conundrum for many IT organizations. Leslie Wood explores some new alternatives designed to help you back up more data in less time. (1/20/04)

» True Integration - Fact or Fiction? Part 2
SANs are faster and more reliable than ever before, but the promises of true integration remain just that, mere promises. Has storage technology reached the point where true integration is even achievable? (12/18/03)

» True Integration – Fact or Fiction? Part 1
SANs are faster and more reliable than ever before, but the promises of true integration remain just that, mere promises. Has storage technology reached the point where true integration is even achievable? (11/26/03)

» Storage Management: The Compliance Effect, Part 2
Our focus on the storage industry's "compliance effect" continues with an examination of how compliance issues are likely to evolve over the next five years, what organizations can do now to get the ball rolling, and what current and emerging storage technologies might make satisfying regulatory requirements easier in the future. (10/29/03)

» Storage Management: The Compliance Effect, Part 1
Today's storage managers not only face the day-to-day issues that have come to be expected, they now have to fulfill data permanence and retention regulations, address potential liability issues, satisfy security requirements, simplify compliance management, improve information access, and cut overall costs — all in a day's work. (10/15/03)

» Storage Focus: The Outlook for IP SANs - Part 2
While some industry experts believe IP-based SANs will have an eye-opening effect on the storage industry, others feel that it will be nothing more than "business as usual." Leslie Wood concludes an in-depth look at where IP SANs stand today and once again tackles the burning question of whether or not Fibre Channel SANs and IP SANs will play nice together. (9/30/03)

» Storage Focus: The Outlook for IP SANs - Part 1
While some industry experts believe IP-based SANs will have an eye-opening effect on the storage industry, others feel that it will be nothing more than "business as usual." Leslie Wood takes a look at where IP SANs stand today and addresses the burning question of whether Fibre Channel SANs and IP SANs will play nice together. (9/3/03)

» Does Real-Time Backup and Recovery Exist Today? Part 2
Backup and recovery environments, along with business continuity and disaster recovery strategies, are evolving in response to new customer demands and recent unexpected global events. (8/21/03)

» Does Real-Time Backup and Recovery Exist Today? Part 1
While the debate rages on between tape and disk storage for backup, a more pressing question is whether or not real-time backup and recovery exists today. While some believe it won't truly arrive until storage virtualization matures, others contend it is already available for enterprises. (8/7/03)

» The Hidden Costs of Unmanaged Storage, Part 2
An IT department that understands the hidden costs of unmanaged storage will most likely end up with a lower storage TCO. Explore the composition and drivers of storage costs and learn how your enterprise can avoid hidden storage costs in part two of our series. (7/24/03)

» The Hidden Costs of Unmanaged Storage, Part 1
A widely held belief in the storage industry is that unmanaged storage is easier and less expensive to acquire than managed storage. As Leslie Wood reports, though, the hidden costs associated with unmanaged storage actually make the total cost of ownership much higher than originally thought. (7/7/03)

» Utility Computing Infiltrates the Enterprise Storage Sector
'Utility computing' seems to not only be one of the hottest buzzwords on the storage conference circuit, but also a concept that will force considerable change. Leslie Wood explores the topic and offers a glimpse of just how how pervasive the concept may become. (6/26/03)

» iSCSI: Pipe Dream or Mainstream Technology?
Is iSCSI still just a pipe dream, or has it finally arrived to the status of a mainstream technology? As Leslie Wood reports, with its ease of interoperability, management, and administration, iSCSI certainly has the underpinnings of becoming a well-deployed, cost-effective mainstream technology. (5/20/03)

» Can Storage Resource Management Solve Your Storage Needs?
Storage resource management (SRM) is called "top-to-bottom integration," able to monitor and report on storage. But when it comes to SRM, the storage industry seems to be way ahead of storage customers. How are we going to close this gap? Leslie Wood explains. (4/17/03)

» Tape Capacity Wars
The ongoing competition to create tape solutions capable of huge capacities isn't just for bragging rights, but with all the "bragging" going on, the real question is how are tape drive manufacturers going to remain competitive and succeed in this evolving market? (3/31/03)

» SATA: Evolutionary or Revolutionary Disk Technology?
According to some industry experts, SATA storage solutions could cut the price of high capacity, server-attached storage by as much as 60 percent. But, if that's really the case, what's keeping SATA from taking the storage market by storm? (3/19/03)

» The Automation of Storage
Leslie Wood reports on how storage automation addresses the larger problem of managing storage without boundaries. Enterprise storage automation promises to deliver a comprehensive set of solutions that integrates all major areas of storage management, data availability, storage resource management, media, and SAN and NAS storage management. (2/25/03)

» Donning Our Swami Hats: Storage Trends for 2003
Well, it's that time of year again. January is almost over and we have heard more than our fair share of both useful and useless predictions for 2003. And although the folks at Enterprise Storage Forum are not in the 'prediction' business, we thought we would find out from a few well-informed storage folks what they think this coming year holds for the storage industry. (1/29/03)

» Storage Without Borders
Managing multi-vendor SANs and creating a storage environment without borders continues to be a key concern for IT organizations. Leslie Wood discusses new approaches to controlling IT costs and managing storage more efficiently when dealing with multi-vendor SANs and their resources. (1/9/03)


» Additional Articles by Leslie Wood (2001-2002 Articles)


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Leslie Wood, lcw@writer4u.com

2001-2002 Articles:

» Storage Needs Running Amok? Virtualize!
As you're faced with tying more and more volumes together into something coherent and usable for your customers, it might be time to think about storage virtualization. Leslie Wood explains. (12/23/02)

» Storage Network Convergence - Making Life Simpler
The increasing variety of storage solutions invites complexity and confusion, many times resulting in the underutilization of capacity and poorly managed resources. Leslie Wood talked to two companies who aim to simplify management and combat the complexity through intelligent storage solutions. (11/19/02)

» What Happened to Accellis?
There are two formats specified under the Linear Tape Open (LTO) standard, yet only one of the formats is available today. Leslie Wood set out to discover what happened to LTO's 'other' child. (9/11/02)

» The Enhanced Backup Solutions Initiative
New technologies are changing the different ways in which we backup data, but as with other areas of the storage industry, differing approaches and standards threaten to stall that progress. What's needed is a common voice for the backup industry, which is where the Enhanced Backup Solutions Initiative comes in. (8/27/02)

» Back to School with the Network Storage University
Looking for an education source to bring you up to speed on the latest developments in network storage? Check out the Network Storage University which, with the backing of leading storage industry vendors, delivers free technical seminars at locations across the country. (7/31/02)

» It's Not Easy Being a Customer
Buying storage products should be an easy task, but with so many vendors, products, standards and technologies, making the right purchasing decisions is often not as simple as it should be. (6/25/02)

» Company Profile : DataPeer Inc.
The reduction of downtime, from a storage perspective, is one of the primary aims of DataPeer Inc., a New Jersey based managed data storage services company that offers a full suite of products using the latest technologies. (6/12/02)

» Storage Technologies to Watch - An Industry Perspective
According to research, the global storage market is worth $44 billion a year. The same research also suggests that 1.3 million terabytes of storage will be sold by the end of 2002. For those involved in the storage industry, such research is very encouraging, but what are the technologies that will drive such a rapidly expanding market? (5/24/02)

» Company Profile : NTP Software
NTP Software of Manchester, NH, is the provider of StorageReporter, a web-based reporting application that provides organizations with the information they need to effectively monitor and manage storage systems. (5/16/02)

» Company Profile : Storage Computer Corporation
For over 10 years, Nashua, NH-based Storage Computer Corporation has been providing more than 2,500 of the largest companies in the world with some of the most innovative storage solutions available. (5/6/02)

» Company Profile : Overland Data
Overland has been a leading developer of tape technologies for over 20 years. Today, Overland's third generation of tape libraries adds Distributed Robotics Architecture (DRA) to the company's award winning storage core. (4/23/02)

» Company Profile : McDATA Corporation
According to statistics, on average companies will buy as much storage this year alone as they did in their entire history. McData offers software solutions to manage these growing storage needs. Just ask BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, which saved a bundle in the month after deploying McData's SANavigator product. (4/2/02)

» Company Profile : EMC
EMC knows all about the need for having safe, secure, and reliable places to store data. It seems Ford Motor Company, Burger King Corporation and Galileo, a company that processes nearly one-third of the worlds travel reservations, agree. They have all implemented EMC storage solutions and services. (1/9/02)

» Company Profile : Spectra Logic
Spectra Logic targets heterogeneous 24/7 data centers with tape libraries that are compatible with all industry-leading archive packages. (5/1/01)

» Storing Your Valuables: Warehousing Your Data
Storage farms enable collaboration across extended enterprises by allowing companies, their employees, and/or their partners to securely access, distribute, and manage business critical information from any Web-enabled device. (3/16/01)


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