Long term archiving

  • April 15, 2008 15 Apr'08

    Oracle jumps into archiving; can Microsoft be far behind?

    Oracle is getting into the archiving game with the Oracle Universal Online Archive, which will archive email as well as unstructured files. The product will use Oracle's own database as the ...

  • April 14, 2008 14 Apr'08

    More SaaS: distribution and the appeal of outsourced archiving

    My previous post about the value-add of online backup got me thinking about another series of conversations I've had recently about data storage SaaS in general (more on the compliance and ...

  • April 14, 2008 14 Apr'08

    Blog dialogue: Online vs. traditional backup

    I was very happy to see one of my regular blog-stops, Anil Gupta's Network Storage, pick up on a recent post I wrote--the one about HP's new online storage services. In his response post, Gupta ...

  • March 24, 2008 24 Mar'08

    Tape is dead, long live tape

    Ever since I started covering storage, I've been hearing the disk vs. tape debate, usually including proclamations that tape is dead or dying. There are good reasons to make that assertion. ...

  • March 13, 2008 13 Mar'08

    EMC gives Centera a software refresh

    An OS for Centera content-addressed storage system is upgraded to support twice as many objects per disk, but EMC foresees no major hardware changes.

  • March 12, 2008 12 Mar'08

    Email archiving: focus or experience?

    Last week I was briefed by Internet security software company Trend Micro on its new email archive offering, dubbed the Trend Micro Message Archiver, which was launched Monday. The product, from a ...

  • January 30, 2008 30 Jan'08

    Who’s going to pay for digital preservation?

    I can hardly call myself a storage geek--I don't know a MAC address from a Macintosh and couldn't operate a CLI with a gun to my head. So it's rare I take a personal interest, the way Tory does, in ...

  • January 10, 2008 10 Jan'08

    HP gives medical archiving system a facelift

    The latest version of HP's Medical Archiving Solution includes automatic failover and more flexible WORM.

  • November 30, 2007 30 Nov'07

    Tape is the only option

    Just when I think that I have heard every reason for keeping data on tape, new arguments keep emerging. Now the latest is that tape is more energy efficient than disk. My first real insight into ...

  • November 12, 2007 12 Nov'07

    Sun debuts its Honeycomb data archive

    Although behind in shipping a fixed-content archive, Sun is hoping open source software and commodity hardware will differentiate its new Honeycomb system and ease data migrations.

  • October 10, 2007 10 Oct'07

    How to archive home directories that don’t have AD accounts

    My name is Tory Skyers. Through circumstances not entirely beyond my control (!!) I have been deeply involved throughout my career in various types of centralized and distributed storage. Now, at ...

  • September 24, 2007 24 Sep'07

    Archive integration woes dog healthcare providers

    Healthcare providers are getting up to speed with networked storage, but say integration of new storage systems with medical applications is still rocky.

  • August 29, 2007 29 Aug'07

    Data archives overview

    When a file is lost due to user error, or data is corrupted because of system problems, the affected data can be restored from a backup. An archive is different from a backup because the data may not be used for months, even years, but must be ...

  • August 15, 2007 15 Aug'07

    Iron Mountain CTO dishes on digital archiving plans

    Fred Engel, Iron Mountain's new CTO of digital archiving, is tasked with integrating the company's acquisitions, including a sneaky one it just made in document management.

  • August 08, 2007 08 Aug'07

    SNIA archiving task force springs into action

    The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) released the results of a survey of its members on long-term archiving, which indicated that yes, there is an archiving problem in the industry: ...