Issue OverviewStorage 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?
Virtualizing servers, storage and even networks will change the face of IT and significantly impact the roles of storage professionals.
- Power-smart disk systems
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.
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.
- Value-based data protection
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.
- Data virtualization turns less into more
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