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Published: 20 Oct 2012

Unified recovery is likely to become a more familiar term as an increasing number of vendors bring technologies such as backup, continuous data protection, data deduplication and replication together to be accessed from a single console. What's up for debate right now is whether or not archiving should also be brought into the mix. The idea of bringing all of the different aspects of data protection together, including archiving, is relatively new to users and vendors alike. "Not all IT organizations have thought about things this way, and obviously not all the vendors have responded," says Lauren Whitehouse, an analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group, Milford, MA. "Only a handful [of them] have really thought about it," she adds. CommVault's Simpana 7.0, the recently announced update and rebranding of the firm's QiNetix data management suite, integrates modular components, including backup, archiving, replication, search and resource management. Production, backup and archive data (both on- and offline) runs through a central policy repository to be indexed ... Access >>>

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    • Editorial: Backing up garbage

    • Storage Bin: Who ate the backup?

      It's astounding that in this age of technological advancements we still talk about things like backup, let alone agonize over it.

    • Best Practices: Sorting out remote-office backup

      Remote-office data has always been something of a corporate orphan when it came to backup. Once upon a time, "out of sight, out of mind" might have worked, but times have changed. Regulatory compliance, legal liability issues and the cost of producing data for ediscovery make it clear remote data can no longer be ignored.

    • Hot Spots: VMware opens door for next-gen backup apps by Lauren Whitehouse

      Virtualizing servers is becoming standard operating procedure in large and small companies. VMware and similar platforms are transforming data center management through server consolidation and business continuity improvements, but they're "breaking" a few things along the way, including data protection strategies.

    • Storage Bin: Shining the green spotlight on storage

      There's been a lot of hubbub lately about the greening of IT, and it's only going to get worse. Unlike most buzz/noise fronts that come and go, this one didn't start in the marketing department.

    • Editorial: Scramble that data!

    • Best Practices: Pull the plug on high energy costs by Dianne McAdam, Data Mobility Group

      Spiraling energy costs are taking an increasingly big chunk of the data center budget. Data centers are grappling with rising electrical bills and, in some locations, limitations on the amount of available power are forcing IT anagers to rethink their basic processes.

    • Hot Spots: Managing storage in a virtual server world

      Server virtualization is the big data center story, and storage managers need to design their storage systems to take advantage of a virtualized server environment. There are steps you can take now to ensure that your storage systems are up to the task.

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