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November 17, 2008  4:43 AM

CA goes SaaS route with DR

Posted by: Dave Raffo
data backup, Data center disaster recovery planning, small business storage, Storage backup, Storage Software as a Service

CA jumped into the software as a service (SaaS) game by launching three offerings at CA World. The SaaS offerings include a disaster recovery/business continuity service called CA Instant Recovery On Demand, which...

June 23, 2008  10:36 AM

Symantec’s SwapDrive: $500 a year for 2 GB?

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
software as a service, Storage backup, Storage managed service providers, Storage Software as a Service, Strategic storage vendors

I wasn't convinced at first when an alert blog reader flagged an error in my previous posts about Symantec and SwapDrive: a comment from  "kataar" pointed out that yearly, SwapDrive actually charges $500 (five hundred) for 2 GB, not $50 (fifty). That couldn't possibly be right, I thought. I...

April 14, 2008  2:20 PM

Blog dialogue: Online vs. traditional backup

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data backup, software as a service, Storage backup

I was very happy to see one of my regular blog-stops, Anil Gupta's Network Storage, pick up on a recent post I wrote--the one about HP's new online storage services.

In his response...

February 15, 2008  11:59 AM

A storage reporter’s shameful secret comes to an end

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data backup, disk drives, software as a service, Storage backup

I feel the need to make a confession here. Up until yesterday, despite spending a generous portion of my waking hours covering data backup, disaster recovery and data protection, I myself did not have a backup plan. I do digital photography in my spare time, and creative writing outside work, and...

January 10, 2008  9:33 AM

What’s up with CDP for 2008

Posted by: mwright16
Storage backup

Some analysts touted CDP as being the dark horse technology for corporate adoption in 2007. As we all know, that didn't occur and the multitude of CDP technologies ended up confusing analysts, press and IT alike as they each tried to sort out the differences between available CDP products and what...

January 3, 2008  10:53 AM

2008 recommendations for deduplication, encryption and VMware

Posted by: mwright16
Storage backup

As 2007 draws to a close, there are three technologies that appear near the top of many storage managers' priority lists going into 2008.

· Deduplication · Tape encryption · VMware The mix of old and new technologies is intriguing. One would think that as...

November 30, 2007  12:12 PM

Tape is the only option

Posted by: mwright16
Data storage management, Storage backup

Just when I think that I have heard every reason for keeping data on tape, new arguments keep emerging. Now the latest is that tape is more energy efficient than disk.

My first real insight into this came a few weeks ago when I was speaking to Spectra Logic's director of technical...

October 24, 2007  3:57 PM

Another day, another unencrypted backup tape lost

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Data storage management, Storage backup

I have yet to get a letter from an institution with which I do business that starts like this:

Dear Current or Former PEIA, WVCHIP, or AccessWV Member: We are writing to you...

October 10, 2007  2:04 PM

CDP’s evolution takes shape

Posted by: mwright16
Storage backup

The evolution of the use of continuous data protection in companies is taking shape. BakBone Software's inclusion of CDP as a new feature in its NetVault:Backup 8.0 release puts it in the growing number of products such as Asigra's TeleVaulting and InMage Systems DR-Scout that...

September 21, 2007  8:40 AM

Storage newcomers deliver on predecessors’ promises

Posted by: mwright16
Data storage management, Storage backup

CDP and DPRM software are relative storage newcomers, but they may be the software that finally delivers on the promises of their SRM and storage virtualization software predecessors. Storage resource management (SRM) and storage virtualization software have taken their turns sharing the storage...

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