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Vol. 3 No. 9 November 2004

First Look: Asigra Televaulting for Enterprises

Asigra offers volume-based pricing for its agentless remote backup application @exb At a Glance: Asigra Televaulting for Enterprises What it is: Distributed backup/recovery software. What it does: Automated, centralized backup of data residing at remote sites. Upside: Eliminates need for tape backup at each remote location. Downside: Requires the assembly of what amounts to an appliance at each location. New features: Compression, encryption, SRM functions and chargeback. Cost: Starts at $11,250, based on amount of data centrally stored. Available: Now. @exe Toronto-based Asigra Inc.'s Televaulting for Enterprises provides a centrally managed, distributed approach to backup that uses what amounts to an appliance at each remote location. The appliance--Asigra's DS-Client software loaded onto any Linux or Windows server--collects the data to be backed up from every system it can access, filters out redundant data, compresses and encrypts what remains, and sends it over a WAN to a central storage site. It can then be stored on disk...

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  • The search for cost-effective disaster recovery

    Creating an efficient DR strategy starts with determining the value of your company's applications and data. You can find the right mix of DR technologies to protect your data without breaking the bank.

  • Accommodating arrays

    by  Jerome Wendt

    Modern storage arrays offer disk types to meet any need -- costly Fibre Channel (FC) disks for high-end applications requiring superior performance and availability, and lower-priced SATA disks for less-critical data. The arrays also come with mixed RAID configurations. But selecting the right mix of disks and RAID levels requires understanding the impact of those decisions.

  • Cheap SANs--Hype or Hot?

    Low-cost SANs still looking for a market

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