Issue OverviewStorage magazine - Vol. 6 No. 4 June 2007
BlueArc might have snuck up on more established NAS players to snare the latest quality award for 2007, but the upstart's showing is no surprise to Meteor Studios' Ken Juneau, who says it runs itself. Also, read stories about how to rein in remote offices, what backup looks like in a virtual world and the inside dope on dedupe. Access >>>
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- Exchange 2007 replication: A stretch for DR
Upstart tops NAS vendors
In our second edition of the Diogenes Labs-Storage magazine Quality Award for NAS systems, large NAS vendors like Network Appliance and EMC scored well, but a lesser known company emerged as the surprise winner of enterprise NAS.
- Grid storage gets real
Catching up with deduplication
by Jerome Wendt
Deduplication backup products differ in how they recognize and reduce duplicate data. Because vendors implement deduplication differently, the fear, uncertainty and doubt surrounding deduplication products has increased, with questions about when to deploy what product. Here's what you need to know to pick the product that will best fit into your environment.
- Virtualization and green storage dominate SNW
- Brocade, Cisco clash on measuring director's power consumption
Snapshot: Users bank on bare-metal restore
Users bank on bare-metal restore
Consolidating remote offices
Storage magazine and Taneja Group conducted a survey of 254 IT professionals with responsibility for remote-/branch-office (ROBO) management and planning. Our research reveals that while 70% of respondents now view ROBO as central to business operations, there are still many areas of uncertainty and confusion.
- Counting the cost of data theft
- CDP gains ground one app at a time
Best Practices: The science of storage management
Consistency and standardization are the keys to a disciplined storage operation. How much you can achieve depends on the size of your operation and the resources you have available.
Hot Spots: Database archiving to the rescue
More information privacy laws, record-retention regulations and data growth pose a challenge to database and storage groups.
Storage Bin: It's time to change the way you think about data
by Steve Duplessie
The dynamic store is about speed and redundancy, while the persistent store is about infinite dynamic infrastructure, the ability to find things easily and an autonomous self-managing/self-healing infrastructure. Stop trying to make one into the other.
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- Best Practices: The science of storage management
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