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March 5, 2008  3:47 PM

New data protection gadgetry hits the streets



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data backup, Data center disaster recovery planning

Two storage-related announcements came out of CeBIT this week that have turned a few heads. The first is the FlashBack Adapter from thumb-drive king SanDisk. The device fits into the ExpressCard slot of a user's PC, and automatically and continuously backs up and encrypts data onto a flash memory...

February 14, 2008  3:19 PM

Blackberry outage a storage issue?



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Data center disaster recovery planning, Storage managed service providers

As approximately the last person in the Western Hemisphere not to own a PDA, I escaped the Great Blackberry Outage of Aught Eight last week, and got to have that much more time to be smug about my lack of dependence on such a thing before I inevitably get one and grow so dependent on it I need...


February 7, 2008  3:41 PM

Vengeful militant dolphins…and the Internet



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Data center disaster recovery planning

That, friends, is without a doubt the best headline I've ever written. As many of you are surely aware, underwater Internet cables in Asia were cut last week, one of them by an errant ship's anchor, and another two (or three--I've seen

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September 10, 2007  9:15 AM

Protecting millions of small files



Posted by: cgibney
Data center disaster recovery planning, Storage backup

Every week, I visit IT professionals and I often hear the same complaint about dealing with a file server environment that has grown out of control. The problem is that these file servers have millions of small files and customers are looking for ways to better protect this file...


August 17, 2007  11:47 AM

Iron Mountain’s CEO, users, debate data security



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Data center disaster recovery planning, Strategic storage vendors

A report surfaced last week in ComputerWorld that Iron Mountain will be adding a security system called InControl to its delivery trucks that are carting around sensitive data. This week, I've talked to some users about how they feel about the program and also caught up with Iron...


July 11, 2007  2:59 PM

The Onion: Internet crashes; all data lost



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Data center disaster recovery planning

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


June 21, 2007  10:48 AM

When Plan B fails



Posted by: mwright16
Data center disaster recovery planning

This morning Plan B failed. I have high speed internet access into my office, but I pay a small monthly fee to keep a pay-per-minute dial-up account just in case my high speed internet provider ever goes offline. So, this morning, when I lost my internet access, I mentally started preparing myself...


May 16, 2007  8:51 AM

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



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Data center disaster recovery planning, Data storage management, Storage conferences

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...


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