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Vol. 7 No. 4 June 2008

Gaps seen in file archiving tools

The current file archiving vendor landscape is a mix of content and document solution providers, traditional backup and archiving competitors, and a slew of new ediscovery and policy management tools. Many vendors specializing in active email archiving have expanded into file and document archiving, and they're now vying to help storage managers safely and economically search and save files such as crucial email attachments, 100-page vendor contracts and 6MB PowerPoint presentations. Whether you're storing images or text files, you're likely storing more files than ever and anticipating more demands to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley and corporate legal requirements. If you have more than one policy and system for archiving, you aren't alone. "A lot of enterprises, at this point, have a wide variety of archiving systems," says Guy Creese, VP and research director of the collaboration and content strategies service at Burton Group, Midvale, UT. "And one of the quandaries for companies is that they have to enter a different policy in ...

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Features in this issue

  • Gaps seen in file archiving tools

  • 10 key considerations for email archiving

    If you haven't standardized on an email archiving product, it can be time-consuming to find one that fits your company's needs. We list the 10 questions that will help you narrow down the list of available products and find the one that best suits your requirements.

  • QUALITY AWARDS III: NetApp sweeps NAS awards

    After a clean sweep of both the enterprise and midrange categories, NetApp is the undisputed NAS king. BlueArc Corp., last year's enterprise winner, didn't have a chance to challenge NetApp with too few responses to make the final cut.

  • Ask the Expert: Connecting two data centers

    I'm connecting two data centers, 70km apart, and I want to use EMC Symmetrix for synchronous replication. Will that distance work?

  • Migrate data without mistakes

    by  Deni Connor

    Data migrations are a fact of life. In many cases, the migration ends up being a tedious process. Automated tools can help ease migration woes. Host-based migration software takes the load off the storage array and can easily bridge the gap when migrating data between heterogeneous storage systems. But array-based migration may be preferred for technology refreshes.

  • The big crunch: Capacity grows, budgets shrink

    The brief respite storage managers enjoyed from the ever-escalating need for more disk capacity appears to be over. Respondents to our 2008 Purchasing Intentions survey say they'll add an average of 47TB of new disk capacity this year. But they'll have to do it with smaller storage budgets. And while virtualization could help respondents use their storage more efficiently, it's still receiving a cool reception.

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