Access "Pare down primary storage"
This article is part of the Vol. 10 Num. 4 June 2011 issue of Server virtualization strategies for storage managers
There’s been a lot of talk lately about how 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. Standard in many backup and archival products, data reduction is now becoming more prevalent for primary storage. The main drivers for this phenomenon are measurable cost savings from having to buy fewer disks and reducing annual support fees, to lowering operational expenses related to storage management. Data reduction may also have a pleasant impact on data storage performance: by not having inactive data occupy valuable high-performance storage, overall storage and application performance may get a welcome performance boost. In a typical enterprise, according to Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) research, 80% of files stored on primary storage haven’t been accessed in the last 30 days; the same report asserts that inactive data grows at more than four times the rate of active data. With these facts in mind, it’s no surprise that data ... Access >>>
Premium Content for Free.
NetBackup, Avamar emerge as top backup apps
by Rich Castagna
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.
Pare down primary storage
by Jacob Gsoedl
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.
- NetBackup, Avamar emerge as top backup apps by Rich Castagna
Dedupe performance is effective if not remarkable
by Rich Castagna
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
Managing storage for virtual server environments
by Eric Siebert
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.
- Dedupe performance is effective if not remarkable by Rich Castagna
What about the little guy? Data protection for smaller organizations.
by Lauren Whitehouse
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.
Storage innovation is moving up the food chain
by Jeff Boles, Contributor
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.
Tape makes a comeback (but was it ever gone?)
by Rich Castagna
Somebody out there is spreading rumors about the death of tape, but there’s plenty of life left in this venerable storage technology.
Centera: End of an era, or end of an error?
by Tony Asaro, Contributor
With its Centera storage system, EMC was the standard-bearer for content-addressable storage; but the proprietary nature of the product is wearing thin.
- What about the little guy? Data protection for smaller organizations. by Lauren Whitehouse
More Premium Content Accessible For Free
One of the toughest things about supporting virtual servers was ensuring their data was protected. When traditional backup tools struggled with ...
In a relatively short time, solid-state storage has made an indelible mark on storage systems and data center environments. Today, few arrays ship...
Big data infrastructure and analytics are some of the hottest technology topics today, and it can sometimes seem impossible to dissect and digest all...