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Bill Peldzus Published: 19 Oct 2012

This article first appeared in "Storage" magazine in the April issue. For more articles of this type, please visit What you will learn from this tip: Consolidating storage is a complex, challenging process. Whether you're tackling DAS, NAS or SAN, there are key issues that must be addressed to have a successful storage consolidation project.   Consolidation will be on most IT project lists this year and for good reason. The benefits of consolidation are easy to delineate, and the savings can be substantial. Depending on the scope of the project, storage consolidation helps the bottom line by reducing assets, lowering hardware and software maintenance, upping storage capacity utilization and enabling more effective and efficient storage management. Unfortunately, storage consolidation isn't as simple as buying a large, enterprise-class storage array and migrating applications to the new platform. In a nutshell, a consolidation project follows the three Ps: process, procedure and policy. Whether a consolidation project involves DAS, ... Access >>>

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