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Storage magazine - Vol. 4 No. 8 October 2005

Kurt Hazel oversees annual tests to ensure that national restaurant chain Denny's can recover its applications and data in the event of a disaster. Also, learn how to stay a step ahead with capacity forecasting, and how to rein in remote offices with WAFS.   Access >>>

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