Access "Just don't call it disaster recovery"
This article is part of the Vol. 9 Num. 10 February 2011 issue of Storage Products of the Year 2010
Things might be looking up in data storage shops these days, but a lot of companies are still falling short when it comes to disaster recovery readiness. Mark Twain once said, "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics." I don't know about lies and damned lies, but I can get lost in a pile of statistics as easily as I can lose myself in the aisles of Home Depot. Lucky for me, there's been plenty of stuff in the research bin to rummage through lately and piles of stats to sift through. I won't drag you through all the market share numbers and other minutiae gleaned from IDC and Gartner reports, but the bottom line is that the bottom line is looking a whole lot better these days. Storage shipments are up pretty much across the board, with disk systems, software and all the other accoutrements climbing steadily -- and even steeply, in some cases. That means you're all out there spending again, and that's a good thing all around, not just because the picture looks a little rosier for storage vendors but because it means your company is ... Access >>>
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