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March 2009 Table of Contents
Data on the Brink You might think your company's data is secured and safely backed up, but there's likely to be a lot of crucial data that's out of the reach of your backup systems. By Rich Castagna
Think Data, Not Equipment (Storage Bin 2.0) If IT can start treating every decision from the perspective of the data itself rather than all the equipment that's been acquired to hold it, our data centers could cost less and be more effective at the same time. By Steve Duplessie
Quality Awards IV: Dell Plus EqualLogic -- A Winning Combination In our fourth annual service and reliability survey for midrange arrays, Dell's midrange systems shake up the field by soaring from a last-place finish in 2008 to first this year. By Rich Castagna
Remote-Office Backups Made Easy With plenty of economical disk-based backup products and cloud-based services available, remote offices can be brought back into the data center fold. By Rick Cook
Dedupe Update: What's Coming in 2009 Everybody knows that the hottest thing in storage in 2008 was data deduplication. Don't expect it to cool off in 2009, as even more storage vendors are getting into the dedupe race. By Dave Raffo
Where Does Deduplication Belong in Backup? (Hot Spots) The benefits of data deduplication in disk-based backup are evident, but with backup applications now incorporating the technology you'll have to decide if software- or hardware-based dedupe is best for your shop. By Lauren Whitehouse
More Testing, More Confidence in DR Plans According to the latest Storage magazine survey, more companies are testing their disaster recovery (DR) plans regularly, and storage managers are more confident that their DR plans can avert a significant business disruption. By Rich Castagna
Coming in Storage Magazine's April 2009 Issue Take a sneak peek at what's coming up in the next issue of Storage magazine.