TITLE

SAN Specialists: Be Focused And Flexible

AUTHOR(S)
Strechay, Rob
PUB. DATE
May 2005
SOURCE
Business Communications Review;May2005, Vol. 35 Issue 5, p36
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on storage-related challenge facing IT. Storage specialists must perform well in multiple events and also specialize in one or two. Most IT professionals have learned that they cannot be disconnected from what the other business units are doing--or are planning to do. In today's environment, that includes staying abreast of regulatory compliance issues. Compliance comes from the policy, which is set forth by one's corporate compliance officer and/or consulting lawyers. Staying responsive means being flexible and designing an infrastructure that is flexible, too. Although many storage vendors have partnered to offer flexible solutions and to address the compliance policies that are needed on top of the technology layer, using their solutions does not necessarily fulfill company's compliance policies. Storage administrators often begin by servicing simple, block level storage for day-to-day applications, which is what a storage infrastructure traditionally does. The storage administrator needs to be able, in a sense, to twist and turn and to manipulate the infrastructure to accommodate the company's changing storage needs. INSET: Storage Administrators, Take Notice.
ACCESSION #
16971670

 

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