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Published: 20 Oct 2012

Backup done right and not so right This is a story of what to do and what not to do if you're a vendor trying to gain the favor of storage managers, and perhaps persuade them to open their billfolds at the same time. It's about a couple of product announcements: one promising and the other perplexing. At first, I thought I could talk about this stuff without naming names, but that didn't seem very honest and I'd end up shortchanging a vendor that, in my book, had done a good job. CommVault, which has been chiseling away at the big three's backup app hegemony over the last few years, rolled out a newly packaged suite of data protection products wrapped around its flagship Galaxy backup program. It even deep-sixed its old QiNetix suite moniker in favor of the newly minted Simpana. While the name "Simpana" isn't my favorite part of the announcement--it sounds like something a doctor might prescribe-- there's a lot to like about what CommVault has done. Besides adding new features such as file-level single-instance storage and data classification, CommVault ... Access >>>

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