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July 31, 2007  2:39 PM

Service level agreement tutorial

Karen Guglielmo Karen Guglielmo Profile: Karen Guglielmo

Over the past month, I've been working on putting together podcast tips with some of our experts. Pierre Dorion, certified business continuity professional for Mainland Information Systems Inc., recently contributed a podcast called "Outsourcing backup: Get the right service level agreement". In...

July 26, 2007  4:11 PM

Storage analysts scratch their heads over HP / Bull rumors

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

It is being widely reported that HP is in “advanced talks” to buy Bull SA, a French IT integrator. The reports, originated by a French website,

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July 26, 2007  4:11 PM

Storage bloggers dig in on HDS and EMC product claims

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Following EMC Corp.'s storage announcements last week, which included the introduction of a new Symmetrix array, the industry has been buzzing with the claims and counterclaims of EMC...


July 20, 2007  12:30 PM

HP, Quantum in cahoots for LTO-5

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

HP and Quantum put out a press release very quietly a week ago (it crossed the wire at 2:30 on a summer Friday afternoon; hard to fly much farther below the radar than that) announcing that they will be partnering...


July 20, 2007  9:21 AM

Not perfect, but good enough

Beth Pariseau Maggie Wright Profile: mwright16

Storage system-based asynchronous replication isn’t perfect, but for many corporations it is good enough. Having just completed researching and writing a feature on the topic of storage system-based asynchronous replication for an upcoming issue of Storage magazine, it appears user adoption of...


July 16, 2007  10:04 AM

Hitachi admits storage virtualization might not be for everyone

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Generally the drumbeat of messaging from HDS is as constant as a metronome: array-based virtualization is the answer. Storage virtualization will heal your environment, bring about peace in the Middle East, and solve global warming.

So when an HDS exec writes a

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July 12, 2007  12:17 PM

Simpana jumps to the front

Beth Pariseau Maggie Wright Profile: mwright16

42 man years of work and 18 months of development. That’s the amount of time and effort that CommVault put into its  Simpana 7.0 Software Suite announced on June 10th, according to Dave West, CommVault’s VP of Marketing and Business Development.

While it is encouraging to note that...


July 11, 2007  2:59 PM

The Onion: Internet crashes; all data lost

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

I have a hard time imagining that anyone who reads this blog isn't already aware of The Onion, but just in case you missed it, no one in storage--particularly backup--should miss

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July 10, 2007  2:06 PM

All aboard the good ship Brocade

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Nope, not kidding. Brocade has had a boat named after it, specifically this boat:

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July 2, 2007  10:11 AM

Symantec got my juices going

Beth Pariseau Maggie Wright Profile: mwright16

There are few announcements by major storage vendors that really get my juices flowing, and the ones that reveal major new industry or products trends are the ones I find the most thought provoking. Symantec’s recent NetBackup 6.5 announcement in mid-June at Symantec Visions was exactly that...


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