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Tips for better virtual data backup strategies
The July/August 2009 issue of Storage Magazine Online tackles 2 of the hottest trends in technology: virtualization and cloud computing. Among this month's features, get an understanding of the impact virtualization is having on backup - and read about the counter-intuitive trend of 'internal clouds.'
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Features in this issue
Virtual servers solve many problems in the data center, but they also make backup harder. There are several ways to back up virtual servers, each with advantages and disadvantages.
Storage managers stick with the software that comes with their hardware to manage storage environments. But this year, capacity management rises to near the top of wish lists.
Sun Microsystems Inc. tape libraries took top honors in both the midrange and enterprise categories in the latest Storage magazine Quality Awards survey
Server virtualization has had a profound impact on storage infrastructures, but the coming wave of desktop virtualization will place new demands on storage environments.
Columns in this issue
Cloud storage can reduce the cost of IT, but service providers must prove they have the proper data security models before larger firms will adopt the model en masse
The "cloud" part of cloud storage services used to mean some distant shore of the Internet. But vendors now tout their "internal clouds," cloud storage that never leaves your shop.