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Vol. 6 No. 7 September 2007

New rules, new game for compliance and ediscovery

In light of the revised FRCP compliance rules, you may need to change your document-retention policies or face the consequences in court. The updated Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) make electronically stored information (ESI) as important in litigation matters as paper-based documents. The rules now explicitly designate ESI as discoverable in a federal legal proceeding. "With 40% of corporate information spending its entire life in electronic form, ESI has become very important in litigation," says Tom Russo, a member of the Corporate Counsel Technology Institute at Widener University School of Law, Wil-mington, DE, as well as a faculty member at the National Judicial College in Reno, NV. In addition, the updated rules state that data should be in the form in which it was created with its meta data. "We're now teaching lawyers all about meta data," says Fred Lederer, chancellor professor of law and director of the Center for Legal and Court Technology at William & Mary School of Law in Williamsburg, VA. With paper ...

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Features in this issue

  • Fast CAS facts

  • Backup and archiving get closer together

  • How SANs aid backup

    by  Bradley Hughey

    The primary motivation for building a SAN is often to meet a pressing need for performance, scalability or both. But today's new SAN buyers are looking for more than performance and scalability; they're interested in better ways of protecting their data, using such techniques as snapshots of SAN volumes and sometimes even relying on newer technologies to replace traditional backups.

  • Protect Exchange data

    by  Jerome Wendt

    Email is now firmly established as a critical application, with more than 60% of enterprises using Microsoft Exchange for their corporate email, according to Gartner. This widespread adoption of Microsoft Exchange, and growing electronic discovery requirements, make protecting it a more complicated proposition than just performing simple backups and recoveries.

  • New role for tape libraries

    by  Jerome Wendt

    Tape libraries are finally assuming the role they were designed for: longterm protection and preservation of data. But as disk assumes its new role as the initial target for backups and the source for restores, tape library vendors need to shore up their abilities to interact with disk libraries and provide users with some definitive answers on encryption.

  • Understanding dedupe ratios

    by  Jerome Wendt

Columns in this issue

  • 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.

  • Best Practices: Pull the plug on high energy costs

    by  Dianne McAdam

    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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