Storage

Welcome to the Zettabyte Age

Humans created more than a zettabyte of digital information by the end of 2010. A what? A zettabyte.  That’s 2 to the 70th power bytes, which is approximately 10 to the 21st power.  1,000,000,000,000,000,...

What is the Cloud? And What is Cloud Computing?

You can Google ‘cloud computing’ and read the various explanations you’ll find, and still not really understand what Cloud Computing is all about. The term is over used and misused so much that most people are ...

Are you new to VMware?

Server virtualization has been popular for many forward thinking IT consultant companies for the past number of years. However, in recent years small to mid-size companies are now taking advantage of the benefi...

Removable Disk Drives vs. DVDs and USB Drives as Archive and Backup Media

Removable Disk Drives vs. DVDs and USB Drives as Archive and Backup MediaThe benefits of using high-capacity removable disk cartridges are clear when compared to alternative media such as tapes, DVDs, and USB d...

Fixing Backup Exec Advanced Open File Option VSS Snapshot errors

  For several weeks, I had been receiving the error message below on most of my backup jobs for servers on my network.  The errors seemed to have started all of a sudden, and I want to share my research and tro...

Our Favorite Storage Area Network: Net App FAS3140 – Which Storage Area Network Is Best | BVA IT Consulting Blog

BVA’s new favorite SAN is the FAS3100 series which is pretty cool in terms of price points versus features offered.  Its scalable, easy to deploy, and price aggressive.  It has the following attributes th...