Conference puts SANs in their place

Henrik G. de Gyor

Agency managers looking for ideas on keeping track of all their stored data heard quite a few at a recent conference in Washington on managing storage area networks.
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The conference, presented by Veritas Software Corp. of Mountain View, Calif., updated attendees on new developments in SAN management technology.

Mitch Freeman of the Army Intelligence and Security Command and David Bolio, right, of the Army talk storage during a conference break.

Patrick M. Dixon of Veritas chats with Mauricio Brovo, right, a systems program specialist with Potomac Electric Power Co., a Washington-area utility.
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Samuel J. Coco, senior Unix administrator for the Army Research Laboratory at Adelphi, Md., is always willing to listen to ideas on storage management. With the lab getting a terabyte of new data every night, he said, he's interested in finding ways to borrow computing power from other groups and in developing an enterprisewide backup plan.

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