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Storage magazine - Vol. 9 Num. 1 March 2010

Your backup application looks a lot different than it did a few years ago. In the March edition of Storage Magazine, see what new capabilities are being built in by backup vendors. Storage expert Tony Asaro also returns to the pages of Storage magazine, where he’ll share his unique view of the storage industry. This month, Tony explores intelligent tiered storage, which is becoming a necessity for many firms due to the massive amounts of data they’re storing.   Access >>>

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    • Quality Awards V enterprise arrays: NetApp alone at the top

      In the last Quality Awards for enterprise arrays, NetApp and EMC finished in a dead-heat for first place. This time, NetApp ekes out a narrow victory over archrival EMC.

    • Virtualize disaster recovery

      Virtualization can save you money, time and effort, and make the often daunting task of designing and implementing a DR plan easier. But there are related challenges and costs.

    • Top new features of backup apps by W. Curtis Preston

      We look at some of the key backup technology advancements and describe how four leading backup vendors--CommVault, EMC, IBM and Symantec--have implemented these technologies.

    • Beginning of the end for hard drives?

      Enterprise-ready solid-state storage hasn't been around for long, but 33% of our respondents have solid state running. Price is still an issue, but disk's days may be numbered.

  • Columns
    • Could 2010 be a breakout year for scale-out NAS architecture? by Terri McClure

      Scale-out NAS is generally a more efficient option than traditional scale-up architectures. But technology change introduces risk, and companies may not be ready for a switch.

    • No more wasted tiers

      Tony Asaro explores intelligent tiered storage, which is becoming a necessity for many firms due to the massive amounts of data they're storing.

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