Disk based backup

  • 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.

  • November 03, 2006 03 Nov'06

    IDC: VTL market to hit $1.4B by 2011

    IDC projects huge growth for VTL market; Adaptec offers cheap iSCSI target software; BlueArc staves off NetApp patent infringement claims.

  • November 01, 2006 01 Nov'06

    EMC drops $165M on data deduplication firm Avamar

    EMC announced plans to acquire data deduplication backup vendor Avamar, another acquisition within a week of CEO Joe Tucci promising a slowdown in the company's buying spree.

  • October 16, 2006 16 Oct'06

    NetApp adds compression to VTL, lacks dedupe

    NetApp has updated the controllers in its NearStore VTL adding hardware compression, but deduplication is still a missing ingredient.

  • October 13, 2006 13 Oct'06

    Data Domain launches dedupe array

    Data Domain takes the wraps off data center deduplication storage array, partners with ETI-NET; U.K. mapping agency picks Plasmon and BridgeHead for digital archive.

  • October 03, 2006 03 Oct'06

    Virtual tape libraries on the way out, experts say

    Virtual tape libraries are selling like hot cakes to improve backup and recovery operations, but some experts say the technology is already outmoded.

  • September 28, 2006 28 Sep'06

    NYC sanitation dept. taps Microsoft for cleaner backup

    Fed up with failed backups, the Bureau of Motor Equipment at the NYC Dept. of Sanitation is relying on Microsoft Data Protection Manager, not its existing NetBackup application.

  • September 27, 2006 27 Sep'06

    Storage Decisions: Product news highlights

    Microsoft releases Data Protection Manager v.2; Fujitsu launches high-end storage systems; Symantec touts SRM user; Avamar improves VMware backup.

  • September 20, 2006 20 Sep'06

    EMC buys virtual tape library company

    EMC scrapes up the assets of struggling VTL provider NearTek, raising questions over the future of its own Clariion Disk Library.