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November 2005

  • Use mainframes for backups

    You can put that big iron sitting in your data center to better use by using it to back up open-systems data, too. The net effect is a streamlined backup and disaster recovery operation.

  • Does host-based replication still make sense?

    Host-based replication is a mature technology, but it's often not considered an option for architectures that support quick recovery. But there are many cases where a host-based option may fit.

  • Any-point-in-time backups

    Continuous data protection captures changes at a file- or block-level as they happen, and provides running recovery journals for all historical data states. This shifts data protection to a more fl...

  • IBM steps up mainframe encryption

    Users and analysts say IBM's recent encryption software for zSeries mainframes is useful -- but what they really want is encryption in tape library hardware, expected in 2006.