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October 10, 2007  3:35 PM

Will dedupe get its day in court?

Posted by: Dave Raffo

Data deduplication has been much discussed in the data center for the past year or so, and now is gaining attention in legal circles. Quantum announced Tuesday that it filed suit against Riverbed in...

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...

October 10, 2007  1:16 PM

How to archive home directories that don’t have AD accounts

Posted by: Tskyers
Storage conferences, Storage tips

My name is Tory Skyers. Through circumstances not entirely beyond my control (!!) I have been deeply involved throughout my career in various types of centralized and distributed storage. Now, at the end of a long chain of events beginning in Long Beach, CA with Curtis Preston and some blinky...

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...

September 20, 2007  12:15 PM

At this rate the world will be green in a decade

Posted by: Ndamour
Data storage management, storage technology research, Strategic storage vendors

Not a day goes by that I do not hear from yet another storage or server vendor that their offering, whatever it is, is green. This mania started about a year ago in earnest. Prior to that, the green movement was pretty much restricted to organizations outside of the computer industry. So, what is...

September 18, 2007  10:51 AM

Web 2.0 companies get deeper into data storage, email SaaS

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

Yahoo bought Zimbra Inc.  today for $350 million. The New York Times reports that the acquisition is meant to help Yahoo better compete...

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...

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