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September 14, 2007  7:49 AM

New data backup SaaS players emerge



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

Once upon a time in the storage market, storage service providers were all the rage. Then, the tech bubble burst and most of them went the way of the dodo bird. But with storage growth in recent years forcing companies to consider new strategies for managing data, storage service providers are...

September 10, 2007  10:02 AM

Much ado about Microsoft VSS



Posted by: mwright16
Storage backup

When Microsoft Windows Server 2003 was released about five years ago, there was much ado about its new Volume Copy Shadow Service (VSS) framework. This feature allows administrators to take snapshots of Windows volumes and then restore data from the snapshots. At the time, Microsoft claimed that...


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...


September 6, 2007  7:38 AM

1 TB on your desk for $350?



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
NAS, Storage backup

First, a disclaimer: no one here has personally evaluated this product, tested its features, or been able to talk to someone who has (yet). But at face value, an announcement recently...


August 13, 2007  10:38 AM

Summer reading



Posted by: Karen Guglielmo
Storage backup

Summertime is the best, obviously. BBQs, swimming and generally lounging around can't be beat. Unfortunately, the weekend's over and we're all back at our computers pecking away. Jo Maitland and I recently put together a...


August 6, 2007  9:03 AM

The Linux effect on storage



Posted by: cgibney
SAN, Storage backup

Linux is currently used in about 20% of the medium to large sized data centers, and according to some reports, it will be in some 33% of data centers before the end of the year. By 2011, it is expected that most data centers will have at least half of their environment running some flavor of the...


August 3, 2007  5:56 PM

Today CA delivered



Posted by: mwright16
Storage backup, Strategic storage vendors

Since my blog entry about CA posted yesterday, CA representatives and I have had a number of conversations about what I wrote and what the company has delivered in product functionality. In doing so, both of us have come to the realization that there were some misperceptions and missteps on...


August 2, 2007  6:29 PM

CA has yet to deliver



Posted by: mwright16
Storage backup

This last week, I had a chance to catch up with CA on what integration has occurred in their Recovery Management product line since I last spoke to them in February. Based upon what they told me in the first interview and the little progress they had made, I spoke to them again to make sure I...


July 31, 2007  2:39 PM

Service level agreement tutorial



Posted by: Karen Guglielmo
Podcast, Storage backup

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 20, 2007  9:21 AM

Not perfect, but good enough



Posted by: mwright16
Storage backup

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...


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