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Vol. 5 No. 5 July 2006

Survey Says: Users make wish list of VTL features

TheInfoPro recently asked its panel of Fortune 1000 storage administrators to evaluate the features of virtual tape libraries (VTLs) and the verdict is in. Integration with backup software rules, with 65% of respondents describing it as "Extremely important." Fifty-four percent said performance was their key concern. At the opposite end of the spectrum was encryption, which was deemed extremely important by only 11% of respondents, and iSCSI connectivity, which is a pivotal feature for a mere 2%. --Alex Barrett Percentage of users who deem these VTL features "Extremely important": Source: TheInfoPro Storage Study Wave 7 (www.theinfopro.net) Source: (www.theinfopro.net)

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Features in this issue

  • Backup apps: More choices beyond the big three

    With numerous applications and a variety of hardware and software platforms, a single enterprise backup software product may not suffice for many companies. A bevy of backup applications that aren't as well-known as "the big three" may be better architected to handle new requirements.

  • Cut data down to size

    by  Arun Taneja

    With today's extreme data growth rates, adding disk-based protection is no longer an option but a requisite. Data reduction can help ease growth pains by paring down the data that goes to disk. There are many products with data-reduction capabilities available, but the technologies they use vary widely.

  • Survey Says: Users make wish list of VTL features

  • Talk is cheap

  • The best way to expand a SAN

    Building a new SAN or extending an existing SAN requires careful planning to strike the right balance between performance, cost, scalability, high availability and ease of management. Read how to determine what architecture is best for your company's storage access needs.

  • What's holding up ILM?

    While vendors work to fill in the gaps in the information lifecycle management stack and connect the pieces, IT and business units must hammer out a manageable set of policies to drive the ILM process in their organizations.

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