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Vol. 5 No. 10 December 2006

Waste millions of dollars or start archiving

Waste millions of dollars or start archiving The days are shorter and there's a chill in the air. What better time to curl up with a good book? Recently, "The Third Annual Litigation Trends Survey Findings" found its way onto my somewhat eclectic reading list. Those of you who prefer to see the movie may have a long wait, but this annual report from the international law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski offers some eye-opening facts for all of you who haven't implemented an archiving application yet. The report is based on a survey of 422 companies, including 311 in the U.S., that span a cross-section of all major verticals. It offers some impressive--and disturbing--details, such as that 23% of the companies surveyed report being involved with 50 or more lawsuits, which is more than twice the number from a year ago. On the flip side, in 2005, 25% of respondents said they didn't have to deal with any lawsuits, while this year that number dwindled to 11%. An even more staggering statistic is that 40% of companies said they were on ...

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Features in this issue

  • Hot technologies for 2007

    "Storage" magazine's editors reviewed technology developments, product introductions and storage standards to come up with this short list of must-have technologies for 2007. We believe iSCSI SANs, hardware-based tape encryption, high-capacity disk drives, virtualization and thin provisioning will have the greatest impact on enterprise storage environments.

  • SAN consolidation strategies

    As islands of SANs proliferate in companies, the cost of storage can soar. Sound SAN design strategies allow companies to reduce the number of SAN islands, strengthen a primary SAN, make storage easier to manage and provide more data protection.

  • Quality awards II: EqualLogic named top midrange array

    by  Rich Castagna

    Another Quality Awards dark-horse candidate, EqualLogic PS Series, joins backup winner BakBone in unseating established players for top honors.

Columns in this issue

  • Is it really a disaster?

    Was it really a disaster after all? It's important to distinguish operational recovery from disaster recovery because the tools and techniques used in each situation can differ significantly.

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