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Storage magazine - Vol. 8 Num. 2 April 2009

Data replication has taken center stage in hot storage technologies and is a fundamental component of DR and backup and recovery operations. This issue's cover story explores where best to deploy replication: in the array, network or servers. Plus, check out features on power-smart disk systems, value-based data protection, deduplication and more.   Access >>>

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    • Power-smart disk systems

      Disk drive systems use more power than just about any other data center gear, but storage vendors are addressing this problem with a variety of technologies.

    • The buzz about dedupe

      Approximately one-third of respondents to Storage magazine's latest survey use a dedupe product, but how easy will it be to convert stragglers?

    • Virtual jobs

      Virtualizing servers, storage and even networks will change the face of IT and significantly impact the roles of storage professionals.

    • Value-based data protection

      There's no skimping when it comes to data protection, but tight budgets mean that storage managers will be looking for solid value in their backup products.

    • Replication alternatives

      Data replication is great for protecting critical data and ensuring quick recoveries. Find out where you should deploy replication: in your array, network or servers.

  • Columns
    • Data virtualization turns less into more

      Less physical data living and moving over our plumbing means we can have more virtual instances of that data, which drives even more value.

    • Is cloud storage the return of the service provider? by Terri McClure

      Cloud storage is a service, just like what storage service providers attempted to do years ago. But the technology has evolved and this time, cloud storage is real.

    • Rethinking cloud storage

      Cloud storage vendors might find a silver lining to the current economic cloud as companies try to cut costs. But enterprise storage shops are still wary.

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