March 2006

  • Is a VTL right for your organization?

    Ever since virtual tape libraries were ported to open systems, the technology has gained in popularity. This tip will help you evaluate the reasons why you may or may not want to implement virtual ...

  • ADIC snaps up dedupe patent king, Rocksoft

    ADIC has forked out $63M for data deduplication software firm Rocksoft, which has no customers but has several key patents around this emerging technology.

  • Caution: Your VTL results may vary

    Users and industry experts say there are some new tricks of the trade when it comes to getting the most out of a VTL in a traditional backup environment.

  • VTL users talk shop

    Three different users pick three different VTLs and discuss their implementations.

  • Macy's struggles with Mac backup

    Macy's Northwest division tried backup products from EMC and Software Generation before settling on BakBone's NetVault product to back up its Macintosh and Apple XRaid data.

  • Taking another look at solid-state disk

    The price of solid-state disks over the past few years has decreased dramatically. This tip outlines how this price change has changed the way companies use solid-state disk.

  • Ski resort deploys NAS with removable disks

    Park City Mountain Resort left behind Veritas NetBackup and tape libraries for a NAS system from Idealstor that sends backup off site on ATA disks.

  • Three steps for evaluating a VTL product

    This tip offers three helpful steps for evaluating a virtual tape library (VTL), virtual tape system or disk library and a template that can be used for comparison evaluations.