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Alex Barrett Published: 19 Oct 2012

This article first appeared in "Storage" magazine in their February issue. For more articles of this type, please visit www.storagemagazine.com. At issue: Remote replication is here at last, thanks to cheaper disk and new technologies. The confluence of cheaper bandwidth, less costly disk and new remote replication technologies is making it possible for IT shops to replicate more data remotely. A recent survey of Storage readers revealed that while only 38.2% of participants mirror or replicate data remotely, a majority (63%) of respondents that didn't already do remote replication said it was in the works. At Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield in Pittsburgh, "we've wanted to do replication for a long time," says Al Lebiednik, director of network services. But "until we got some price incentives, it was just too expensive." That day came with the company's purchase of an OC-192 link from telecommunications services provider Telcove, Coudersport, Pa. According to Lebiednik, Highmark is paying the same for the much higher speed OC-192 connection as it did for an ... Access >>>

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