Disk based backup

  • April 24, 2007 24 Apr'07

    IBM updates VTL, shuns data deduplication

    IBM has released an LTO-4 product and enhancements to tape backup offerings, including its VTL, but claims the jury's still out on data deduplication.

  • April 11, 2007 11 Apr'07

    IBM eyes FalconStor acquisition, sources say

    Rumors are flying that IBM is in talks to acquire FalconStor to control the virtual tape library (VTL) market, according to industry sources.

  • March 27, 2007 27 Mar'07

    Storage newcomers fight uphill battle

    Gresham is newly marketing its VTL product to mixed U.S. reviews, and Australian file management player Moonwalk is inching its way onto U.S. radar screens.

  • March 19, 2007 19 Mar'07

    Overland boosts performance of low-end VTL

    The REO 1500 is the first hardware refresh for the low-end VTL product in two years as Overland moves ahead without its former OEM partners.

  • January 29, 2007 29 Jan'07

    IBM improves data recovery process for TSM users

    Tivoli Storage Manager 5.4, released this week, establishes a disk cache for most recently backed-up files, improving the slow restore times associated with the product.

  • January 04, 2007 04 Jan'07

    NEC preps grid-based disk backup appliance

    NEC is gearing up to launch Hydrastor, a disk-based backup appliance that offers grid-like features for scalability, along with deduplication and compression.

  • January 03, 2007 03 Jan'07

    Storage Outlook '07: In search of better data management

    Brian Peterson, storage architect for a Midwest-based Fortune 100 company, says better data management and business processes will be the main goal in 2007.

  • December 22, 2006 22 Dec'06

    Disk-based backup continues gaining steam

    Many who work in the field of data protection will attest that 2006 was one of the better years that they have seen in a long time.

  • December 19, 2006 19 Dec'06

    Defense agency hooks up 384 TB of disk backup

    The Defense Contract Management Agency is betting that data deduplication will be ready to help it deal with disk backup growth at its next technology refresh in 18 months.

  • December 07, 2006 07 Dec'06

    Users discuss data deduplication doubts

    Users at the Storage Decisions conference in Las Vegas said they're holding back on data deduplication due to concerns over performance and the integrity of backups.

  • December 06, 2006 06 Dec'06

    Data Domain pushes on with data deduplication

    Since EMC gobbled up Avamar, Data Domain might look second best in the data deduplication market, but its users beg to differ.

  • December 04, 2006 04 Dec'06

    Pharmaceutical firm puts Pillar's QoS to the test

    Cubist Pharmaceuticals mixes production and backup data on the same disks in its Pillar Axiom array, a feature one expert cautions against.

  • November 14, 2006 14 Nov'06

    Symantec fires a shot across the bow of VTLs

    Symantec's NetBackup 6.5, due out in mid-2007, will include new support for disk-based backup without the need for a virtual tape library interface.

  • November 09, 2006 09 Nov'06

    Users add disk to backup at low cost

    The Baltimore Ravens get better backup while saving thousands on capital expenses by outsourcing; telecom provider CBeyond keeps things in-house, but slashes costs using iSCSI.

  • November 08, 2006 08 Nov'06

    Data protection -- The next generation

    Data protection is changing; it used to be backing up your data to tape; it could be as often as once an hour, once a day, once a week or even once a month. To many IT managers, that is still the meaning of data protection.