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Vol. 4 No. 3 May 2005

Branch backup goes tapeless

Want to rein in remote office backup, and bring it under the purview of the central data center? You're not alone. Increasingly, IT managers are coming to terms with this simple truth: "The farther you move from the data center, the less likely your backup is going to be completed successfully," says Stephen Terlizzi, VP of global marketing at backup software maker Atempo. Today, a majority of remote branches and offices get backed up at the remote location itself, according to a survey of Storage readers conducted this March. Of the 88% of companies with remote offices, more than half (54%) said those locations were backed up locally, compared to the 34% that back up to a central data center. Mohawk Industries, Calhoun, GA, used to be one of those companies that allowed its remote sites to back up locally. A manufacturer of carpet and tile flooring, Mohawk has 500 locations in the United States--manufacturing facilities, distribution warehouses and retail locations. About a year ago, the company embarked on a project to replace...

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Features in this issue

  • Real-World DR

    by  Marc Staimer

    Storage administrators often ask what their peers are doing to solve DR problems. However, information of this type is usually difficult to make public. These case studies have a central theme: Increasing data levels and stricter compliance regulations are forcing companies to look to newer technologies to solve their growing DR and backup pains.

  • Build a winning storage budget

    by  Dick Benton

    This tip offers advice on taking a business-plan approach to the process of building a storage budget.

  • Virtualization at your service

    New twist on virtualization

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