Sheila Childs

Sheila
Childs

Sheila Childs is the vice president of Product Management, Management Console at Legato Systems. She is the chairman of the board of directors of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA).

Articles
Media Management 2
Learn about lifecycle management and decisions you can make to store data as it changes over time.
It's Time to Reevaluate Data Protection and Disaster Recovery
Sheila Childs gives her perspective on why now is a good time for companies to reassess their methodologies for data protection and disaster recovery.
SEC Compliance and Storage Management
With corporate misconduct, regulatory and compliance concerns have new meaning. Corporations must protect themselves against litigation as never before and storage administrators are increasingly responsible for understanding the needs business needs.
Storage Management for High Availability
Sheila Childs shares her perspective about keeping data and applications highly available and how storage management is a key factor in high availability.
How Will You Manage Your Storage Networks?
Strong overall data management boosts a company's competitive edge, lowers total cost of ownership (TCO), and contributes to the bottom line. Are your storage-management tools adequate to the task of managing heterogeneous storage-networking environments?
The Value of Storage-Networking Interoperability Demonstrations
Almost 80 percent of the storage capacity sold is still Direct Attached Storage (DAS), in part because interoperability problems scare users. But storage networks promise great value. Learn what vendors are doing to overcome the interoperability fears.
NDMP Powers NAS Backup
If you like using NAS for its scalability and ease of management, read about the Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP)—that lets intensive data-migration activities such as backup use secondary storage and network resources more effectively.
Why Email Archiving Works Better Than Quotas 2
The number of new emails sent each day is growing. Not only do the number of messages and attachment size affect growth, so does storage capacity. Learn why archiving can help you manage email while giving your business maximum value and protection.
Benchmark Standards Mark Storage's Coming of Age
Storage infrastructure's performance is an important factor in the performance of enterprise-level IT initiatives. Learn more about what the Storage Performance Council is doing to help evaluate and measure storage performance.
Optical Storage and Hierarchical Storage Management 2
One way to solve the management problem of large amounts of inactive data is to use long-term archival storage. Data archiving combined with HSM is an excellent solution there's a low probability of needing to access the archived data.
Storage Services: Where Are They Today?
Since late 1999, Storage Service Providers (SSPs) have promised large corporations a pay-as-you-grow storage strategy, with disaster protection and data availability according to service-level agreements. Find out if SSPs have delivered on their promise.
Policy-Based Storage Management
In the optimal IT environment, administrators fully understand the functionality they provide with the archive, backup, and HSM functions, and IT implements integrated policies for these tools based on their corporate applications' needs for data.
Should You Care About the Standard Definitions for Storage Virtualization?
Understanding the specifics of what vendors mean when they talk about storage virtualization is important. Standard definitions are critical to end users' understanding of new technology to help them determine the truth or fiction of the vendors' claims.
Can the SNIA Shared Storage Model Accelerate the Adoption of Storage Networking Technology?
The Storage Network Industry Association (SNIA) completed the SNIA Shared Storage Model, a framework for various storage-system architectures and the services that use them. Learn why this model represents a major advancement for vendors and users.
Storage: The High Cost of Unmanaged Risk
What's the true total cost of storing data, including owning and managing that data? Learn how an IT department can greatly mitigate a company's total cost of ownership (TCO) by carefully choosing the right type of infrastructure to guard against risk.
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