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NetBackup, Avamar emerge as top backup apps
This article is part of the Storage magazine issue of Vol. 10 Num. 4 June 2011
In our sixth Quality Awards for backup and recovery software, users picked a relative newcomer and a weathered veteran as service and reliability standard-bearers. It’s been said that familiarity breeds contempt, but in the world of backup and recovery software, it looks like it might be breeding contentment. Backup application users seem more pleased than ever with their programs. The Storage magazine Quality Awards for Backup and Recovery Software surveys have seen overall scores climb steadily for both midrange and enterprise backup apps over the years, and that trend continues in the sixth edition of the award, with the highest winning scores we’ve ever tallied in both categories and the highest average overall scores for all products. Products in the survey The following products were included in the Quality Awards for Backup and Recovery Software survey. (The number of responses for finalist products is shown in parentheses.) Enterprise Asigra Inc. Cloud Backup* BakBone Software Inc. NetVault (now part of Quest Software)* ...
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In our sixth Quality Awards for backup and recovery software, users picked a relative newcomer and a weathered veteran as service and reliability standard-bearers.
Approximately 60% of our survey respondents are using data deduplication in backup. Find out the data reduction rates they’re getting and what non-dedupers say about the technology
Data deduplication is moving from backup to primary storage. Dedupe’s great for trimming primary data stores, but there are other technologies that can do the job.
Virtual servers and storage systems don’t have to exist in separate worlds; new tools and plug-ins provide single-console management of both virtual servers and storage.
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Small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) should know their backup and data protection options. Here’s a list of product choices and some vendors with SMB options worth exploring.
The classic scenario where enterprise storage technology filters down to SMBs is being turned on its ear, and some of the coolest developments are happening in mid-market systems.
Somebody out there is spreading rumors about the death of tape, but there’s plenty of life left in this venerable storage technology.
With its Centera storage system, EMC was the standard-bearer for content-addressable storage; but the proprietary nature of the product is wearing thin.