PRO+ Premium Content/Storage magazine

Thank you for joining!
Access your Pro+ Content below.
Vol. 5 No. 1 March 2006

NetApp joins the VTL fray

WITH NETWORK APPLIANCE'S (NetApp) announcement of its NearStore virtual tape library (VTL) last month, all of the major storage vendors now have a VTL offering. Like other VTLs, NearStore VTL integrates seamlessly with the major backup applications, and can store data from any server or storage platform. But it adds a few notable features to differentiate itself from the competition. For example, "tape smart sizing" addresses the problem of how to compress tape data without impacting the VTL's performance. Rather than actually compress the data, the VTL samples the data, estimates its compression ratio and adjusts the data set so it will fill the physical tape cartridge when it's spooled off to tape. The compression is performed by the physical drive. "The process of estimating is a much less compute-intensive process than actually compressing it," says Jay Kidd, NetApp's senior VP and general manager of the emerging products group. NearStore VTL also includes a self-tuning performance capability whereby data is directed to the ...

Access this PRO+ Content for Free!

By submitting your email address, you agree to receive emails regarding relevant topic offers from TechTarget and its partners. You can withdraw your consent at any time. Contact TechTarget at 275 Grove Street, Newton, MA.

Safe Harbor

You also agree that your personal information may be transferred and processed in the United States, and that you have read and agree to the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy.

Features in this issue

Columns in this issue


  • Tintri VMstore T5000

    Like all of its VM-aware storage systems, Tintri’s first all-flash array -- the Tintri VMstore T5000 -- allows admins to bypass ...

  • SolidFire SF9605

    The high-capacity SolidFire SF9605 uses SolidFire’s Element OS 8 (Oxygen) to deliver new enterprise features such as synchronous ...

  • HPE 3PAR StoreServ 20850

    HPE 3PAR StoreServ 20850 holds 1,024 solid-state drives (SSDs). Hewlett Packard Enterprise claims it can deliver more than three ...





  • Asigra Cloud Backup Version 13

    Asigra Cloud Backup Version 13 provides an AWS Elastic Block Store Snapshot Manager and the ability to support Docker container ...

  • Veeam Availability Suite v8

    Veeam Availability Suite v8 offers several key backup software components in one package, including Veeam Cloud Connect, Snapshot...

  • Druva inSync 5.5

    Druva inSync 5.5 endpoint backup software stands out with its proactive compliance, cloud app integration, full text search and ...