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Published: 16 Oct 2012

Storage resource management (SRM) has become a standard offering for primary storage from all of the major SAN management vendors. Now, a number of startups and established backup software makers have taken the features of SRM and aimed them at secondary storage. But is SRM a necessity for secondary storage? For the State of Delaware's IT operations, it's an integral tool for a shrinking IT staff. Doug Lilly, senior telecommunications technologist for Delaware's Department of Technology and Information, is beta testing an SRM tool called QiNetix QNet from CommVault, and is using the software's monitoring, tracking and prediction features to streamline his IT operations. "The return on investment for these tools allows the shrinking IT [team] that we have to manage everything. There are only four of us supporting 20,000 users and hundreds of agencies," Lilly says. Lilly says QNet helps with the storage planning process, including data retention requirements and mailbox capacity planning. He says that two or three years ago, many more hands were needed to make... Access >>>

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