Mr. Backup on Testing Dedupe
W. Curtis Preston, executive editor and independent backup expert, takes you step-by-step through the process of evaluating a data deduplication product. While vendors boast of impressive dedupe ratios, Curtis will show you how to test their systems to see what kind of results you can realistically expect in your backup environment.
Who's Buying What?
Twice a year, Storage magazine surveys its readers to see where their budget dollars are going. See how your peers plan to stretch tight budgets in 2009 while dealing with ever-growing data capacity demands. The survey, which is in its seventh year, also reveals developing trends and shows what storage-related technologies are gaining the most interest among your peers.
Case Study: Storage Tiering
The benefits of storage tiering can be profound, with significant hardware and software savings, and more efficient management of stored data. In this first-hand case study, you'll get the inside info on how a tiered storage environment was implemented at a large research facility.