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Vol. 6 No. 9 November 2007

Snapshot: Ediscovery confidence dips from last year

Ediscovery requests continue to rise. Sixty-three percent of our survey respondents have been asked to perform a legal or compliance request--up from 57% one year ago. And backup tape continues to be the most likely place the data can be found. Seventy-three percent of respondents recovered requested data from tape, while 29% found the data on backup disk. Only 9% relied on an outside source for ediscovery. Meanwhile, 47% of those surveyed say they're only "somewhat confident" that they could meet ediscovery requests, while 10% are "not at all confident." Despite those shaky confidence reports, 64% of respondents also report that they haven't made any technology purchases specifically for ediscovery. --Andrew Burton

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Features in this issue

  • Survey Says: Still coping with capacity

  • Solid-state storage finds its niche

    by  Alan Radding

    Storage managers facing critical storage performance problems and needing maximum IOPS have found a feasible option in solid-state disk. Solid-state storage is fast, cool and it barely sips power, but it's still far more expensive than traditional media.

  • Where encryption fits best

    by  Jerome Wendt

    Everybody knows they should encrypt tapes that go offsite, but many are still on the fence about where encryption should occur in their storage environments. There are a number of options, ranging from using your backup app's encryption capabilities to installing a purpose-built encryption appliance. We weigh the pros and cons of the available alternatives so that you can decide which approach best suits your shop.

Columns in this issue

  • Editorial: Web services for storage? It's already happening

    Web services for storage? It's already happening

  • Hot Spots: Web 2.0 storage: Challenges and choices

    by  Bob Laliberte

    Web 2.0 tools and strategies hold many potential benefits for businesses that deploy them, but their requirements for rapidly scalable storage and access, as well as persistent data, pose significant challenges for the IT staffs that need to build and manage the infrastructure.

  • Best Practices: Tackling data migration

    Data center projects often involve migrating data, which is frequently a painful process that can lead to unplanned downtime and outages. It's time to adopt consistent, repeatable migration practices. Selecting the right approach is highly dependent on infrastructure limitations, data and platform types, time constraints and staff capabilities.

  • Storage Bin 2.0: Virtually changing everything

    Server virtualization drives storage growth and dramatically drives the proliferation of storage networking. This is enabling the re-invention of how we manage, protect, store and access information.

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