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June 13, 2011  2:12 PM

Help for data hoarders, Part 2: Content indexing systems



Posted by: Eric Slack
content indexing, Data storage growth, Eric Slack, Storage Channel

In the last post we talked about the propensity most of us have toward saving data, or at least not deleting it (I think there’s a difference), because we might need it someday. There...

June 6, 2011  12:01 PM

Helping your data hoarding customers



Posted by: Eric Slack
content indexing, data hoarding, Data storage growth, Eric Slack, Storage Channel

We save too much data. It’s easy to do, and the alternative (getting rid of it) is difficult. As Andy Rooney, a “60 Minutes” commentator for many years, once said, “We never throw...


May 31, 2011  8:15 AM

Reducing risk of change via ‘backup-as-a-service’ versions of existing products



Posted by: Eric Slack
Backup as a service, cloud backup, cloud storage, Eric Slack, Storage Channel

There’s been a fair amount of discussion around what impact the cloud will have on existing technologies and the companies (and VARs) that have built their businesses on them.


May 23, 2011  1:18 PM

Backup and recovery solutions opportunities: Dedupe, mobile security



Posted by: Eric Slack
backup and recovery, data security, deduplication, Eric Slack, mobile security, Storage Channel

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May 16, 2011  10:28 AM

RDX storage technology powers strong backup and archive solutions



Posted by: Eric Slack
data backup, data archiving, Eric Slack, removable media, Storage Channel

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May 9, 2011  4:29 PM

SSD: First the problem, then the solution



Posted by: Eric Slack
application performance, Eric Slack, SSD, Storage Channel

We think in terms of solutions; we categorize data that way. Specific answers are easier to remember than vague capabilities. For years, when IT had a performance problem, the first...


May 2, 2011  1:03 PM

Good vendor/reseller partnerships require investment, commitment from both sides



Posted by: Eric Slack
Eric Slack, Storage Channel, Storage reseller partnerships

Investment or commitment is what drives a successful channel partnership. Real “value-added” resellers don’t carry a huge line card; they pick and choose their vendors. And they...


April 25, 2011  11:05 AM

Preparing for cloud outages: Add a second provider



Posted by: Eric Slack
cloud outages, cloud storage, Eric Slack, Storage Channel

Amazon was in the news last week for the   Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


March 28, 2011  11:28 AM

Using the cloud for product demo, data storage training environments



Posted by: Eric Slack
cloud computing, Data storage training, Eric Slack, Storage Channel, storage product demos

Everybody “gets” the cloud and its potential benefits. A cloud implementation can offer nearly limitless scale, simple sharing, off-site protection, utility-like pricing, etc. But, as...


March 21, 2011  10:59 AM

Next step in backing up virtual machines: Run VMs from the backup area



Posted by: Eric Slack
data backup, Eric Slack, server virtualization, Storage Channel, virtual server backup, VM backup

Over the past several years, alternatives to traditional backup software products have been developed for


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