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Vol. 5 No. 5 July 2006

VTL vendors target SMBs

IF YOU NEEDED any further proof of the growing ubiquity of virtual tape libraries (VTLs), look no further than Hewlett-Packard's new StorageWorks Virtual Library System 1002i (VLS1002i), a 1U VTL appliance with a list price of $6,099 that HP began selling through the channel in June. The VLS1002i, which bears a striking resemblance to Overland Storage's REO 1000, is aimed at the small- to-medium-sized business (SMB) whose "disaster recovery requirements aren't as critical as in the enterprise," says Adam Thew, HP's director of marketing for nearline storage, StorageWorks Division. "Once-a-week offsite removal of tape might be quite adequate," he says. A small VTL inserted into the backup process, meanwhile, can help SMBs meet their daily restore needs between full backups. Running on an iSCSI-based ProLiant server with 1.5TB of usable RAID 5 capacity, the VLS1002i emulates up to 12 LTO-2 tape drives and 180 cartridges, and comes with a single-server version of HP's StorageWorks Data Protector Express. HP is offering other new ...

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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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