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Published: 16 Oct 2012

Many IT people are on the fence about automated storage management, but at Allegra Systems in Piscataway, NJ, there's no doubt that automatic file migration software has cut down on the IT staff's workload. Allegra is a reseller and applications service provider (ASP) that offers the legal, financial services and construction industries Internet-based access to industry- specific applications such as project and content management software. "These are expensive applications that companies are sometimes reluctant to buy outright," says George Farrall, Allegra's executive vice president of business development. Then after about a year using the hosted service, most subscribers bring the application in-house. In the meantime, Allegra's customers accumulate a lot of files. Already, Allegra has 1.8TB of data, stored largely on network-attached storage (NAS) devices from Compaq and Maxtor, as well as on high-performance Windows 2000 and soon, Solaris servers. All along, one of Allegra's challenges has been moving infrequently accessed files off of its servers and ... Access >>>

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