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Vol. 4 No. 9 November 2005

Survey Says: Compliance-minded companies opt for CAS

Fortune 1000 companies interviewed by TheInfoPro have set their sights on regulatory compliance, and many are leveraging storage technology to meet those requirements. Content-addressable storage (CAS) arrays and archiving--both of e-mail and files--top the list of compliance enablers. The "Other" category has some interesting storage technologies as well; for example, data deletion, data discovery and information lifecycle management software. What are the top one to two technologies you're implementing to comply with government regulations? Source:

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Features in this issue

  • Quality Awards: What are the best midrange arrays?

    Midrange array users are a generally satisfied group, according to the latest Diogenes Labs-Storage magazine Quality Awards survey. While all midrange array vendors fared quite well in this third installment of our awards program, the vendor that snared top honors might surprise some people.

  • Easing away from ESCON

    by  Alex Barrett

    ESCON, the protocol that pre-dated FICON as a systems-to-storage connection, is incompatible with the newer FICON-based systems. This tip looks at various ways you can tackle this dilemma.

  • Secure your backups

    The headlines tell the story: Lost tapes can jeopardize the confidentiality of personal information and cause public-relations woes for those companies charged with safeguarding that data. Encryption can solve the problem, but implementing tape encryption isn't so easy, as performance issues could impact backup windows.

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