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This article is part of the Vol. 3 No. 7 September 2004 issue of A look inside Hitachi's TagmaStor high-end arrays
No question, enterprise organizations are careful about protecting their storage assets. Backing up storage area networks (SANs) and network-attached storage (NAS) is a nightly operation, and storage security is becoming a critical piece of the overall security puzzle. Protecting information assets is so important that much of the storage industry is focused on this space. Larger vendors such as EMC, IBM, StorageTek and Veritas earn huge chunks of their revenue with data protection products and services, while data protection startups such as FilesX, Neartek and Revivio are gaining attention in data centers. While terrorist threats, regulatory compliance and security have ignited the data protection market, there remains a dramatically underserved piece of the information infrastructure: corporate laptops. The Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) estimates that a mere 20% to 25% of enterprises provide data protection services for these mobile PCs. Many companies that claim to offer laptop data protection simply mandate that users move critical files to corporate ... Access >>>
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