No matter how vital stored data might be to the business, storage administrators still have to abide by the mantra "Do more with less." So with growing amounts of data and rising costs for power, companies are turning to new technologies that help consolidate hardware, reduce space and power demands, and lower costs. Here's how a few storage champions are using the latest technologies to get lean and mean.
Backups are a no-brainer. Wait until system users go home at the end of the day, shut down the server, run the backup overnight, and come back in the morning to collect the finished product. If the system crashes tomorrow afternoon and data is lost, just restore last night