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Vol. 2 No. 11 January 2004

Plan on disk-based backup

How we gathered our data How we gathered our data: For a two-week period in September 2003, the Taneja Group, Hopkinton, MA, conducted Web-based surveys with qualified subscribers of Storage magazine. Several questions and the subscriberÍs responses were used to qualify the survey respondents from the Storage readership list. The Taneja Group qualified the subscriber list based on job title, size of primary storage environment (more than 10TB) and by industry. Phone interviews were also conducted with IT executives at large (50TB+) and midrange (10TB to 50TB) storage environments as part of this study. A total of 235 subscribers took the Web-based survey with 20 one-on-one interviews. Anyone interested in buying the full study can e-mail for details. As backup and recovery becomes more of a chief concern in the data center, storage managers are looking to new technologies to make the process easier. Tape isn't going away, but it will be increasingly joined by disk as a core backup technology, according to ...

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  • Plan on disk-based backup

    by  Shane O'Neill

    Will 2004 be a breakthrough year for disk-based backup solutions? A new survey of Storage readers finds that while users are reluctant to completely eliminate tape from their backup environments, many are planning to deploy disk to complement tape in the next year.

  • Modular arrays earn new trust

    Modular arrays have come a long way recently, but are you ready to risk all of your company's mission-critical data on them?

  • Getting ready for IP SANs

    by  James Damoulakis

    IP SANs promise benefits to groups within your organization that up until now haven't had access to these kinds of capabilities. But before you even think of deploying an IP SAN, read this article.

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