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Storage magazine - Vol. 8 Num. 7 October 2009

"Snapshot technology is commonly used to enhance data backup systems and dramatically shorten recovery time objectives (RTOs) and recovery point objectives (RPOs). In this issue, expert Marc Staimer explains how snapshot implementations can vary, and what those differences could mean to your environment."   Access >>>

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    • Storage redux: Purchase plans reviving

      Our latest Storage Purchasing Intentions survey suggests that there may be a glimmer of hope for the economy based on storage managers purchase plans.

    • Growing need for email archiving

      More and more shops are archiving their email, which is good thing considering ever-escalating message traffic and stringent compliance regulations.

    • Backup in a snap: A guide to snapshot technologies

      Snapshots are used to enhance backup systems and shorten RTOs and RPOs. But you need to know how snapshots can vary, and what those differences could mean to your environment.

    • What's inside internal storage clouds?

      If you thought you knew cloud storage, think again. With scores of vendors touting internal storage clouds, we'll give you the lowdown on what makes a storage cloud "internal."

  • Columns
    • NFS 4.1's pNFS: Big NAS performance boost by Terri McClure

      With the parallel file system pNFS now part of the NFS 4.1 protocol, NAS storage will shift into a higher gear.

    • Throwing caution to the clouds

      There's a lot to like about cloud storage, and its benefits in terms of cost savings and convenience are attractive. But there are some residual effects you should consider.

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