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Data Storage Library

Best Practices for Storage Consolidation (Intransa 2007) - "By facilitating the sharing of a centrally managed pool of storage, end users can often consolidate their discrete islands of storage and gain significantly improved utilization of their systems." - [PDF: 830 KB]

Disk-Based Backup & Recovery: Making Sense of Your Options (Datalink 2007) - "This white paper details four enhanced data recovery (disk-based backup) architectures and provides guidance on how to determine whether or not those architectures would be an overall fit within the IT infrastructure." - [PDF: 501 KB]

Data Deduplication Special Report (SearchStorage.com 2007) - "Data deduplication is one of the hottest topics in storage right now, which means it’s awash with vendor spin and hype. This Special Report discusses how data deduplication products are shaping up in the marketplace, who the key suppliers are and what storage managers should be aware of when evaluating these products." - [PDF: 115 KB]

Best Practices for Securing Your Backup Data (BOSaNOVA 2007) - "...with security breaches commonplace in the daily news, the need for encryption has become so necessary that various agencies have seen a need to step in and impose regulations." - [PDF: 514 KB]

Recent MM4M News

June 1, 2012

We have concluded the Monitoring Implementation Project for McKesson Corporation, which we begun in December of 2011.  We are very happy to complete another project on-time and within budget.

December 19, 2011

McKesson Corporation asked us to engage in the Monitoring Implementation Project, which we have proposed as a part of our last engagement with them.  We will begin working with McK right after the New Years.  We are looking forward to sharing our expertise in BMC Patrol.

December 2, 2011

We have finished our SaaS platform evaluation for McKesson Corporation.  During this project we have reviewed the server farm, multiple SAN and NAS storage clusters, monitoring and operational procedures, incident reports for the last two years and overall systems architecture.

September 27, 2011

McKesson Corporation, for whom we have done work in the past, reached out to us to aid them in the process of determining the causes of multiple defects on one of their SaaS platforms.

July 11, 2011

Time Warner has retained us in an advisory role for the duration of vendor selection.