Data protection continues to be Job #1 for most storage managers -- a job that only gets more complex as each year companies add up to 50% more storage capacity. The good news is that newer technologies can help in this uphill battle, but you still have to determine the right tools for the job, how they will work within the context of you storage environment and whether they provide the level of protection that your company requires.
Among the topics covered in this track are data deduplication, virtual tape libraries, managing your backup budget, protecting data on the "edge" and how to avoid critical backup pitfalls.
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Speaker: W. Curtis Preston, Executive Editor and Independent Backup Expert, TechTarget
Description: Cloud services offer low-cost, pay-as-you-go backup without the need to invest in physical infrastructure. Other inexpensive backup options include products based on open-source code. Vendors such as Zmanda Inc. and Bacula Systems SA offer support contracts in much the same fashion that Red Hat Inc. does for Linux. This presentation outlines some of the non-traditional alternatives that IT shops might consider when funds are tight.
5 Things That Will Mess Up Your Backups -- and How to Avoid Them
Speaker: Jeff Harbert, Principal Storage Consultant, GlassHouse Technologies
Description: When it comes to backups, Murphy's Law prevails. With so many moving parts and so much data in transit, there are amply opportunities for things to do south. In this presentation, Jeff Harbert describes the five most prevalent backup failures -- and tells you what you can do about them.
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Data Retention & Retrieval Track
Storage Systems & Storage Management Track
Managing Storage Networks Track
This was first published in June 2009