Question about shared storage arrays

mcgillim_at_cis.uab.edu
Date: 03/30/04

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    Hello,
     I am currently charged with finding a storage solution for our company's
    collection of databases. One option that has been presented to me is to
    share a storage array with a company that provides other solutions for us.
    We would have our own set of disks in the array. My question is, has anyone
    here done this, or does anyone have any sort of knowledge of the security
    implications of this measure. (What are my risk factors? Can other people
    usng the array get to my data and if so how easy is it? etc....) I am
    currently looking for answers online, but someone with some real experience
    with this would benefit my cause greatly.

    Thanks in advance!
    Melissa McGillis
    (For those watchdogs on the list, I don't work for UAB, this is just the
    email I use for my mailing lists.)

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