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July 16, 2007  10:04 AM

Hitachi admits storage virtualization might not be for everyone



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage

Generally the drumbeat of messaging from HDS is as constant as a metronome: array-based virtualization is the answer. Storage virtualization will heal your environment, bring about peace in the Middle East, and solve global warming.

So when an HDS exec writes a

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July 12, 2007  12:17 PM

Simpana jumps to the front



Posted by: mwright16
Storage backup

42 man years of work and 18 months of development. That’s the amount of time and effort that CommVault put into its  Simpana 7.0 Software Suite announced on June 10th, according to Dave West, CommVault’s VP of Marketing and Business Development.

While it is encouraging to note that...


July 2, 2007  10:11 AM

Symantec got my juices going



Posted by: mwright16
Data storage management, Storage backup

There are few announcements by major storage vendors that really get my juices flowing, and the ones that reveal major new industry or products trends are the ones I find the most thought provoking. Symantec’s recent NetBackup 6.5 announcement in mid-June at Symantec Visions was exactly that...


June 20, 2007  1:16 PM

A word on options backdating



Posted by: JoMaitland
Storage

Former Brocade CEO, Greg Reyes, went to court Monday to face the music for options backdating. His trial is the first of over 100 cases against companies accused of options backdating and the results could signal a collapsing house of cards for the technology industry. The...


June 20, 2007  12:39 PM

Further notes on HP StorageWorks and Technology Forum



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage conferences

HP's impressive keynote hall...actually a boxing arena.
Welcome back...


June 15, 2007  6:56 AM

Symantec Vision–Dispatches from Keynote Central



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage conferences

Coming to you from sunny Las Vegas, in the "Blogger's Lounge" inside Symantec's Vision City (their name for the show floor). Seemed apropos. In addition to the Blogger's Lounge, which consists of picnic tables set up on a large field of Astroturf in the middle of the floor that has been dubbed...


June 13, 2007  2:03 PM

Shameful disclosure



Posted by: JoMaitland
Storage backup

Word of tapes "falling off the back of trucks" is almost a once-a-month event these days, but the way companies handle the disclosure of these albeit embarrassing incidents is shameful. A coworker at TechTarget told me this morning that he had just recevied a letter from IBM informing him that...


June 11, 2007  2:32 PM

DPM software: Makeover or coverup?



Posted by: mwright16
Storage backup

Arun Taneja and I have focused on the topic of data protection management (DPM) in recent posts. He sees what I also see – DPM software is undergoing a significant transition in purpose. While DPM software is not new and companies like APTARE, AGITE Software, Bocada, Tek-Tools, ServerGraph and...


June 4, 2007  7:54 AM

Cross correlation engines reaching into primary storage



Posted by: Ndamour
Data storage management, NAS, Storage backup

You have seen my writings on (and may even have heard me speak about) Cross Correlation (CC) analytics engine as a necessary part of a Data Protection Management (DPM) product. DPM products make your backup and restore environment work more efficiently. Recently, I have seen the application of CC...


May 31, 2007  8:53 AM

Straight out of the 80s



Posted by: mwright16
Storage backup

Why is it still acceptable to the majority of us to protect and recover our data like we did in the 1980s? Obviously, backup software has evolved in the last 20 years to perform differentials, incrementals and synthetics, integrate with most major databases, take advantage of array-based snapshots...


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