April 2006

  • E-mail archiving with CAS

    Archiving expert Bill Tolson offers advice on utilizing CAS for e-mail archiving.

  • Open source backup gets more support

    Users and industry analysts say new, open source backup software and services packages by Zmanda could be a breakthrough for small shops.

  • Hosted vs. in-house e-mail archiving

    Archiving expert Bill Tolson outlines the pros and cons of hosted, in-house and hybrid e-mail archiving.

  • Storage Clips: IBM injects Venom into database

    IBM revealed some details about the storage compression element of its new DB2 Viper release, code-named "Venom"; Riverbed files IPO.

  • Integrate a virtual tape library with real tape

    Storage expert Rick Cook explains how hanging a tape drive or library off of a VTL and pruning your data are two ways to integrate your VTL with tape.

  • Agent-based backup pros and cons

    Curtis Preston discusses the pros and cons of agent-based backup software such as TSM or Netvault compared to an agentless backup solution like Asigra.

  • Backup software vendors -- How they're adapting to disk

    With disk playing a bigger role in backup, the three major enterprise backup programs -- EMC's NetWorker, IBM's Tivoli Storage Manager and Symantec's Veritas NetBackup -- are undergoing radical cha...

  • Disk-based backup: how software vendors are adapting

    With disk-based backup playing a growing role in the data center, the three major enterprise backup programs -- from EMC IBM and Symantec -- are undergoing radical changes.

  • EMC adds backup app awareness to VTL

    EMC announced a new version of its Clariion Disk Library that allows Networker 7.3 to control writes to tape will be available this June.

  • Double-Take loosens VMware licensing

    As of this week, users of Double-Take's replication software no longer have to buy a license for every virtual server.

  • IBM and HP at odds on database storage

    IBM's new release of DB2 and HP's acquisition of OuterBay put the two server/storage titans on opposite sides of the database storage spectrum.

  • Disk vs. tape for long-term backup

    Backup expert Curtis Preston discusses whether disk is appropriate for long-term backup and compares the costs associated with disk- and tape-based backup systems.

  • Prepare for next-generation backup

    Learn how to plan and be well-prepared for changes, new technologies and techniques in data protection.

  • Backup strategies: Future directions

    Backups can guard against data loss, support compliance and retention needs and protect the business from disaster. But good backups need much more than a new tape library or the latest software re...

  • Backup strategies: User perspectives

    Backups can guard against data loss, support compliance and retention needs and protect the business from disaster. But good backups need much more than a new tape library or the latest software re...

  • Backup strategies: The vendors

    Backups can guard against data loss, support compliance and retention needs and protect the business from disaster. But good backups need much more than a new tape library or the latest software re...

  • Backup strategies: Strengths and weaknesses

    Backups can guard against data loss, support compliance and retention needs and protect the business from disaster. But good backups need much more than a new tape library or the latest software re...

  • Backup strategies: An overview

    Backups can guard against data loss, support compliance and retention needs and protect the business from disaster. But good backups need much more than a new tape library or the latest software re...

  • Data backup special report

    Backups can guard against data loss, support compliance and retention needs and protect the business from disaster. But good backups need much more than a new tape library or the latest software re...

  • Pros and cons of converting to VTL

    Backup expert W. Curtis Preston outlines the pros and cons of converting to VTL.