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This article is part of the Vol. 7 No. 1 March 2008 issue of Multiprotocol arrays provide NAS and SAN in a single box
New York's "other" baseball team installed deduplication appliances in the first stage of retooling its backup processes. The New York Mets, a legendary baseball team, were seemingly on top of the world in 2007 and cruising toward a playoff spot with a seven game lead. At the same time, the organization's IT group was planning to extend its wireless network to accommodate the hundreds of extra reporters who would cover the post-season games. But with just 17 games left to play, the Mets went into a tailspin, losing 12 of their remaining games--an epic collapse. While that dashed the team's hope of going to the World Series and the need to extend its network, it hardly slowed the rush of data the IT group was scrambling to back up. "Our data just keeps growing no matter what happens on the field," says Joseph Milone, senior director of information systems and technology at Sterling American Property Inc., an affiliate of Sterling Equities, which is the parent company of the Mets. Sterling American Property, primarily a real estate and venture capital firm, ... Access >>>
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