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This article is part of the Vol. 3 No. 2 April 2004 issue of Storage managers give thumbs up to IP storage
For most U.S. enterprises, data protection will undergo a complete overhaul in the next 24 months. Simply put, the current data protection environment is at a breaking point and those organizations that must comply with new regulations have no choice but to revamp their backup and restore infrastructure. Backup windows are shrinking as our Web-based economy expands and organizations do business around the clock. A major user study conducted by the Taneja Group, Hopkinton, MA, in conjunction with Storage in September 2003 showed that 67% of the respondents had a backup window of eight hours or less. (See "Plan on disk-based backup") Yet the amount of data to be backed up daily continues to mount. At the same time, businesses have adopted a zero-tolerance policy for data loss and have instituted stringent recovery time objectives. During the past 20 years, there hasn't been much change in the way businesses perform backups and restores. But cheap disk prices, along with the commercialization of content-addressed storage (CAS)--which reduces the amount of data ... Access >>>
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