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May 21, 2007  8:37 AM

“VTL” does not mean “PNP”



Posted by: mwright16
Storage backup

If you think data protection management (DPM) tools that monitor and report on backup successes and failures are going to disappear with the introduction of virtual tape libraries (VTLs), think again. It is easy to view DPM tools only in the context of an all-tape environment, since that is where...

May 16, 2007  8:51 AM

Storage Decisions Chicago: Blue-chips discuss DR, e-Discovery



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Data center disaster recovery planning, Data storage management, Storage conferences

Things have gotten kicked off in earnest out here in the Windy City at this year's Storage Decisions conference in Chicago. Today was the first full day of sessions at this year's edition of the conference, and attendees heard discussions of hot topics from blue-chip companies including United...


May 11, 2007  7:33 AM

Is your data on fire?



Posted by: mwright16
Storage backup

Is your data on fire? In this case, I am not talking about how frequently your data is accessed or how great the information is contained in your data? I am talking about literally on fire. Why do I ask? This week I am attending the PRISM International conference (


May 7, 2007  9:23 AM

Discussion continues after Kidd Q&A



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage

Jay Kidd, NetApp's chief of emerging technologies, dropped some bombs about virtualization in our Q & A with him April 26. The article touched off an 

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May 2, 2007  1:14 PM

At the brink of the data deduplication wars



Posted by: Ndamour
Data storage management, Storage backup

OK folks, the data deduplication war has begun. In the center of the war are vendors such as Data Domain, Diligent Technologies, ExaGrid, FalconStor, Quantum and SEPATON. It is only a question of time...


April 30, 2007  8:25 PM

Square pegs in round holes



Posted by: mwright16
Storage backup

Do all companies fit neatly into the emerging corporate data protection architecture? The predominant model that most enterprise data protection products are pegging corporate users into is backing up data at their remote offices and then sending a copy of that backed up data to a central data...


April 27, 2007  12:15 PM

Three Things I Learned at SNW…



Posted by: Eric Parizo
Storage conferences

1)       HSM, ILM, ITIL still lack the appropriate policy management software to truly allow storage to move between tiers.  Sad, really – processing power is at an all-time high price/performance ratio, yet we don’t have software that can effectively leverage this power to even “brute...


April 25, 2007  11:08 AM

FCoE bickering continues apace



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage

So far our posts on reactions to...


April 20, 2007  9:42 AM

More tidbits from SNW



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage conferences


April 20, 2007  7:54 AM

Users are becoming believers



Posted by: mwright16
Storage

As I continue to delve more deeply into next generation data protection technologies, I continue to talk to users about their experiences. Of these technologies, there are always some that users find more relevant than others and with no technology does that seem more true than with backup...


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