Jerry Cochran

Jerry Cochran is a contributing editor for Windows IT Pro and a senior security strategist with the Trustworthy Computing Strategies team at Microsoft. He is also the author of Mission-Critical Microsoft Exchange 2003 (Digital Press).

Articles by Jerry Cochran
A Guide to Windows Disaster Recovery and Backup
This eBook offers tips for developing a disaster recovery plan, looks at available tools for disaster recovery and system backup, and answers questions specific to recovery and backup concerns.
10 Network Security Assessment Tools You Can’t Live Without 4
Hackers use these free utilities all the time, so you better be using them too.
Interact and Win a Windows IT Pro T-Shirt
Tell us about the most surprising thing you learned when assessing the security of your network. We'll send a T-shirt to the reader whose surprising finding surprises us the most.
Fine-Tune Your Backup Strategy
If you haven't examined your strategy for a while, now's the time to take a fresh look at how your organization protects its data.
Storage I/O Made Better with Windows Server 2003 Storport 4
Storport overcomes SCSIport's architectural limitations and will take Windows applications to the next level of storage performance and functionality.
The Magic of Mount Points 10
Mount points are useful tools that overcome drive-letter limitations and simplify directory navigation of your storage systems.
Storage Replication for Windows: Still Waiting for the Mainstream 2
A lack of OS and application support is among the reasons that storage replication hasn't become a mainstream technology in Windows data centers. But Microsoft is making headway in this area.
Storage Utilities: All Dressed Up and No Place to Go
Only after fundamental cultural changes take place in IT and the organization can line of business applications be successfully hosted on a storage utility.
Windows Embraces iSCSI Storage
What is iSCSI and what does the IP-based standard mean for you?
SRM for Windows?
We might not reach Storage Resource Management (SRM) nirvana (whether we're talking about Windows or another OS) for a while, but it never hurts to dream.
What's the Big Deal with Windows and iSCSI? 2
ISCSI enables block-mode data transfer over "cheapnet," which is the key to allowing I/O-hungry Windows Server applications to use network-based storage.
Why Windows Administrators Should Care About MPIO 8
Microsoft's MPIO plus vendor-supplied device-specific modules yields a robust, vendor-independent framework for multipath I/O.
Supercharging Windows File Services
The combination of IntelliMirror, Remote Storage Service, and Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service technologies gives users and administrators world-class file-sharing capabilities.
Exchange Server 2003 and VSS 4
Discover how VSS running on Windows 2003 can improve Exchange 2003 system availability.
Virtually Confused About Storage?
Storage virtualization can be complex. Windows 2003's new Virtual Disk Service makes the process much simpler.
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