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May, 2007

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May 31, 2007  8:53 AM

Straight out of the 80s

Maggie Wright Profile: mwright16

Why is it still acceptable to the majority of us to protect and recover our data like we did in the 1980s? Obviously, backup software has evolved in the last 20 years to perform differentials, incrementals and synthetics, integrate with most major databases, take advantage of array-based snapshots...

May 29, 2007  3:59 PM

Archiving action

Karen Guglielmo Karen Guglielmo Profile: Karen Guglielmo

Hitachi Data Systems announced a major upgrade to its Content Archive Platform, which SearchStorage.com News Director Jo Maitland reported on today. If you're considering adopting an archiving...


May 21, 2007  1:30 PM

Working hard at EMC World…

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

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May 21, 2007  1:15 PM

Don’t like your email archiving system? Service providers are standing by…

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Managed service provider RenewData briefed us today on its launching of a data migration service specifically for transferring email archives from one archiving product to another while maintaining a legal chain of custody.

Renew has partnerships with EMC, Symantec and CA (for the former...


May 21, 2007  8:37 AM

“VTL” does not mean “PNP”

Beth Pariseau Maggie Wright Profile: mwright16

If you think data protection management (DPM) tools that monitor and report on backup successes and failures are going to disappear with the introduction of virtual tape libraries (VTLs), think again. It is easy to view DPM tools only in the context of an all-tape environment, since that is where...


May 16, 2007  8:51 AM

Storage Decisions Chicago: Blue-chips discuss DR, e-Discovery

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Things have gotten kicked off in earnest out here in the Windy City at this year's Storage Decisions conference in Chicago. Today was the first full day of sessions at this year's edition of the conference, and attendees heard discussions of hot topics from blue-chip companies including United...


May 11, 2007  7:33 AM

Is your data on fire?

Beth Pariseau Maggie Wright Profile: mwright16

Is your data on fire? In this case, I am not talking about how frequently your data is accessed or how great the information is contained in your data? I am talking about literally on fire. Why do I ask? This week I am attending the PRISM International conference (

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May 7, 2007  9:23 AM

Discussion continues after Kidd Q&A

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Jay Kidd, NetApp's chief of emerging technologies, dropped some bombs about virtualization in our Q & A with him April 26. The article touched off an 

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May 7, 2007  9:21 AM

EMC: Stop. Collaborate and listen.

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

It's been said in the IT industry that big companies can't innovate. EMC is at least giving it the old college try with the announcement of the EMC Innovation Network, essentially a framework for feeding research findings through its product development and marketing machine. The key to this...


May 2, 2007  1:14 PM

At the brink of the data deduplication wars

Ndamour Nicole D'Amour Profile: Ndamour

OK folks, the data deduplication war has begun. In the center of the war are vendors such as Data Domain, Diligent Technologies, ExaGrid, FalconStor, Quantum and SEPATON. It is only a question of time...


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