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April 11, 2008  1:24 PM

Further thoughts on self-healing storage



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Data storage management, Strategic storage vendors

In case you're like me and can't get enough of the technical nitty-gritty on the new self-healing storage systems from Atrato and Xiotech, here are some tidbits from the cutting room floor so to speak, that didn't make it into the article I did this week comparing the two systems. This in...

April 8, 2008  9:25 AM

Riverbed, Silver Peak offered third-party AutoCAD testing



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Data storage management, Strategic storage vendors

Wading into bickering between vendors is always fun. My most recent go-round with this has been the AutoCAD compatibility debate between Silver Peak and Riverbed. It began with the

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March 24, 2008  2:47 PM

Tape is dead, long live tape



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Data storage management, tape data storage

Ever since I started covering storage, I've been hearing the disk vs. tape debate, usually including proclamations that tape is dead or dying. There are good reasons to make that assertion. Disk-based backup is catching on, particularly among SMBs, and data deduplication is evening out the...


March 13, 2008  1:46 PM

What’s your digital footprint?



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Around the water cooler, Data storage management

The other day I blogged about an update to the "Digital Universe" report EMC sponsored with IDC, which amended estimates of the size of said digital universe...


March 12, 2008  11:57 AM

Email archiving: focus or experience?



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data compliance and archiving, Data storage management

Last week I was briefed by Internet security software company Trend Micro on its new email archive offering, dubbed the Trend Micro Message Archiver, which was launched Monday.

The product, from a storage geek's point of view, is about as bleeding-edge as its name. It has the usual...


March 11, 2008  9:44 AM

EMC/IDC report: in storage, corporations are getting personal



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Data storage management, Storage managed service providers, Storage Software as a Service

EMC and IDC have published an update to their Digital Universe report, which met with skepticism when it was originally published last March. We're generally skeptical of...


February 14, 2008  2:49 PM

Of wizards and storage skills



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Data storage management

After my posts on militant dolphins and black holes, you could be forgiven for taking that headline literally, but this time I'm referring to the software kind of wizard, not the pointy-hat/ Harry Potter kind. What prompted this post were two stories I saw this week. First, Reldata announced new...


February 11, 2008  4:43 PM

Okay, so where’s the SMB data migration already?



Posted by: Tskyers
Data storage management, small business storage, Storage tips

Don't know if I can compete with militant dolphins and black holes that eat...

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January 16, 2008  5:52 PM

If EMC releases solid-state drives in a forest…



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Data storage management, disk drives, Strategic storage vendors

As soon as EMC's announcement that it had added support for solid-state drives (SSDs) to Symmetrix crossed the wire, guess who called? If you've been watching the storage space, you know it had to be Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), whose high-end USP array has been do-si-doing around Symmetrix in the...


December 18, 2007  9:39 AM

Buying typical storage for video surveillance? Rethink that!



Posted by: Ndamour
Data storage management, SAN, Storage protocols (FC / iSCSI), Storage tips, Strategic storage vendors

Up until now you (corporate IT) have not had to worry about video surveillance. That job was up to the security guys, those guys that wore uniforms and pretty much kept to themselves. But be prepared. If you are not already deeply involved in video surveillance equipment RFP creation,...


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