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Storage Clips: Traditional backup spending declining

Storage research firm TheInfoPro is seeing a decline in spending with enterprises' traditional backup vendors in place of newer replication and synchronization products..

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TheInfoPro sees traditional backup spending declining
Storage research firm, TheInfoPro (TIP), is seeing an inflection point in the approach that storage managers are taking for backup and recovery, and also in the services that it offers its business units. "This is the first Wave [of research] where we are witnessing a decline in spending with enterprises' traditional backup vendors. It's not that tape is going away, but rather it is being relegated to long-term archiving as a mesh of replication and synchronization policies are becoming the only methods that can meet today's challenging backup windows," said Rob Stevenson, managing director of storage research at TIP.

EMC archives document images
EMC Corp. announced that its Documentum Archive Services software now supports the ability to archive images, based on technology the company picked up through the acquisition of Captiva Software Corp.

NetApp resells Veritas CommandCentral
Symantec Corp. announced an expansion of its partnership with Network Appliance Inc. (NetApp) to provide customers the ability to gain visibility and control over their data center storage infrastructure through Veritas Software Corp.'s CommandCentral Storage. Under the terms of the agreement, NetApp will cobrand and resell the Veritas CommandCentral Storage product family.

Tandberg launches midrange tape library
Tandberg Data Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Tandberg Data ASA, unveiled the StorageLibrary T40, a midrange tape library that offers an autoloader but is packed with the advanced features and scalability of an enterprise-class library, it claims.

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