- September 30, 2008
The coming 6 Gbps SAS spec may help SAS drives challenge not just Fibre Channel drives in enterprise SANs but solid state drives as well.
- September 25, 2008
Experts at Storage Decisions give tips for testing data backups and setting service levels for data protection, but users say real world situations make both easier said than done.
- September 24, 2008
Diligent CEO Doron Kempel and IBM VP Cindy Grossman talk to SearchStorage about data dedupe VTLs, IBM's 2009 roadmap, and what's in store for backup and data management.
- September 18, 2008
Storage admins are struggling to adapt their backup and DR processes to virtual servers. The problem is that data protection and storage issues are afterthoughts in virtualization rollouts.
- September 16, 2008
HP packages blade servers and storage for shops lacking IT specialists to help simplify storage implementation and management.
- September 11, 2008
EMC's Replication Manager 5.1.2 can quiesce virtualized applications, replicate workloads from physical machines to virtual machines and backup VMDK system files through VMware's Virtual Center interface.
- September 09, 2008
With the market for scale-out storage systems heating up, NEC comes out with a second-generation offering of its Hydrastor grid storage system. The new entry-level configuration of one accelerator node and two storage nodes beats the performance ...
- August 29, 2008
CommVault customers say archiving and centralized management helped them improve backup times and success rates without changing backup hardware.
- August 11, 2008
Asigra sues ROBObak, claiming its backup software rival unfairly represented Asigra in press releases.
- August 11, 2008
Some users of EMC's MozyPro onilne backup service are experiencing lengthy restores.
- August 07, 2008
Spearstone launches backup Software as a Service (SaaS) with data security features, such as remote data destruction.
- August 04, 2008
Open-source backup startup Zmanda adds integration with Oracle and Windows apps, in order to play "feature catch-up" in the enterprise backup software arena.
- August 04, 2008
When asked what they do on a daily basis, some data backup administrators often opt for the short answer and reply, "I look after data backups." While this is not necessarily the wrong answer, it is not the full answer.
- July 30, 2008
Quantum says its transition from tape vendor to systems vendor is nearly complete after getting a sales surge in data deduplication disk products while tape revenues decline.
- July 30, 2008
Analysts are impressed by the speed of IBM's first integration of CDP startup FilesX into the TSM portfolio, but further integration points remain.
- July 25, 2008
Data Domain, ExaGrid and EMC Avamar all report surging sales for their data deduplication products this week.
- July 22, 2008
The first generation of CDP didn't quite get off the ground, but some users are finding new offerings that integrate frequent snapshots with other backup products more robust.
- July 21, 2008
Ask a storage manager which files they back up and you get a variety of answers, but there are definitely some file types you should avoid backing up.
- July 16, 2008
EMC continues to expand down market by bringing three of its acquisitions together in a new backup bundle that combines Mozy with Restropect Express and Iomega external hard drives.
- July 15, 2008
IBM and Sun unveil 1 TB tape drives, while HP and Sony renew low-end DAS/DDT tape partnership.
- July 10, 2008
As a publisher of books on open-source tools, O'Reilly prefers to use them, but went with BakBone when open-source backup failed to meet its needs.
- June 17, 2008
HP's first data deduplication products surface, unannounced, at HP's Technology Forum. One is an in-line dedupe application for SMBs and remote offices. The other is a dedupe license option for its enterprise VTLs.
- June 17, 2008
BakBone Software turns to an open source strategy, tries to spark viral deployment of its NetVault Backup product by releasing a Free Use Edition for Enterprise Linux.
- June 16, 2008
Bank streamlines hundreds of backup tools acquired from a series of mergers down to two, saving it $800,000 in the process.
- June 12, 2008
Symantec revealed more details about NetBackup's new object-level recovery. Specific requirements for using the features, such as Windows NFS, have dimmed some users' enthusiasm for the products.
- June 10, 2008
Symantec's updated NetBackup gives users the ability to take incremental snapshots of VMware hosts, as well as CDP and data deduplication integration.
- June 09, 2008
Sepaton launches upgraded VTL series with better performance and capacity, and upgrades its data dedupe software to support remote replication.
- June 03, 2008
Each of Virginia Tech's three bookstore locations has a separate data backup appliance from Arkeia, but all can be managed centrally via the Web.
- May 30, 2008
Users of Yosemite Technologies' Unlimited software bundle say it has brought them cost savings and easier administration, but there are some feature tradeoffs.
- May 28, 2008
Trimble Navigation hasn't used centralized backup hosts or portable media since 2002. Instead, it backs up workstations to regional repositories using Atempo's LiveBackup.
- May 28, 2008
Anchorage school district switched from Data Domain to Quantum seeking better scalability. Instead, it found that reliability, stability and performance suffered.
- May 23, 2008
As Bocada adds policy management to its data protection software, some observers say that Bocada survives only because its software is sold through the Microsoft channel.
- May 21, 2008
EMC's product roadmap for email archiving includes plans for a Documentum Archive product, next-generation archiving for Exchange and Lotus Notes, and XML encapsulation.
- May 19, 2008
At EMC World, EMC launched three virtual tape libraries that include data deduplication software from Quantum. Users can choose either inline or post-process deduplication, and the largest of the new VTL models -- the EMC Disk Library 4000 -- is ...
- May 14, 2008
Online backup service provider AmeriVault gets folded into healthcare services company PHNS.
- May 13, 2008
IBM adds compression cards to its rebranded FalconStor VTL and says it has no plans to support its block-level data deduplication.
- May 12, 2008
Data Domain rolls out its data deduplication storage system, while EMC prepares to unveil its VTLs with data deduplication licensed from Quantum.
- May 05, 2008
Imation has demonstrated a new technology that at least doubles the capacity of LTO-4 tape. But analysts question if this development will have a major impact on the tape market.
- May 02, 2008
Two organizations recently swapped out tape for disk-based backup saying they passed over VTLs from EMC and IBM in favor of NAS with data deduplication.
- May 01, 2008
EMC releases MozyHome for Mac workstations in the SaaS backup space and says it plans to address integration between its Mac Retrospect product and Mozy.
- April 30, 2008
Over the past year, CDP has evolved from a standalone product to a common backup software feature. This article outlines CDP's evolution and details where it stands today.
- April 28, 2008
A hospital's IT team selects CommVault's Simpana application to back up its key PACS archiving system because of its SIS data deduplication feature.
- April 18, 2008
IBM completes deal for Diligent Technologies, moving into VTL data deduplication space that is heating up with partnerships and new products.
- April 10, 2008
The Windows-focused FilesX product will add CDP capabilities to IBM's Tivoli Storage Manager backup software, with the goal of widening CDP's appeal in the midmarket, as well as remote offices.
- April 09, 2008
CommVault's first service pack for Simpana 7.0 includes e-discovery updates and new integration between replication and file-level single instancing, but users still want block-level dedupe.
- April 04, 2008
To keep up with the massive increase of data following an acquisition, Magnum Semiconductor turns to a Quatrio VTL and Diligent Technologies deduplication to make its backup window.
- April 02, 2008
Sepaton's VTL customers say adding disk-based backup has shrunk backup windows, but it will be months before it can shrink data backed up by CommVault Simpana or EMC Networker software.
- March 31, 2008
Data Domain uses Veritas NetBackup API to streamline backups for customers of NetBackup 6.5 and Data Domain disk-backup devices.
- March 31, 2008
A recent study suggests that the majority of failures in backup data storage systems aren't caused by disk failures.
- March 20, 2008
IBM may be looking at acquiring Diligent Technologies, which would make Diligent the second Israeli company in IBM's portfolio for data deduplication on virtual tape libraries.
- March 19, 2008
Here's how Ford & Harrison, a legal practice with 18 offices located across the country, protected multiple terabytes of sensitive data scattered across multiple locations.
- March 14, 2008
Although it's possible to talk rationally about the risk of data loss -- and the ways to mitigate that risk -- it's a discussion that's often tinged with emotion.
- March 10, 2008
Hifn is adding data deduplication processing and encryption to its boards, which should appear in OEM products later this year.
- March 05, 2008
Symantec launches Veritas Backup Reporter 6.5 with more support for new disk-based backup options and tighter integration with NetBackup remains on the roadmap.
- February 28, 2008
Sun rolls out new tape library and key management system, along with multitiered archive system that uses SAM-FS to automatically migrate data.
- February 26, 2008
Many new features such as data deduplication, CDP and encryption are being included in data protection software packages. Here's how the different packages stack up.
- February 11, 2008
HDS and Diligent take data deduplication downmarket with prepackaged appliances to simplify deployment, but analysts hope to see them take deduplication beyond VTL.
- February 07, 2008
CA hopes that the newest version of its ARCserve data backup software, which improves application integration with XOsoft, will boost ARCserve's declining market share in the data protection and data recovery market.
- February 01, 2008
Earnings reports show Data Domain and 3Par sales picked up after going public, despite increased competitive pressure.
- February 01, 2008
F5 adds support for virtual snapshots and a management console to Acopia ARX switches, but integration between its app delivery and file virtualization technologies must wait.
- January 28, 2008
Customers of CommVault's Simpana suite can now perform Web-based monitoring and troubleshooting of backups during off-hours.
- January 23, 2008
FalconStor beefs up clusters in v5 of its VTL software to boost data deduplication performance.
- January 22, 2008
EMC unveils its data backup Software as a Service product, Mozy Enterprise, along with a mystery architecture called Fortress.
- January 18, 2008
Open source backup product lets users back up to disk, tape and Amazon's grid; Drobo networks desktop storage; Quantum claims full-height LTO-4 performance in half-height drive.
- January 15, 2008
A new service from Iron Mountain lets customers use secure Web sites to access digital images of physical documents, eliminating the need to transport the information by truck.
- January 14, 2008
Before switching to a secure FTP site, the IRS sent copies of the tax database to state agencies on unencrypted tapes using common carriers such as FedEx.
- December 11, 2007
Key management vendor scoops up foundering tape encryption startup to bolster "holistic approach" to enterprise encryption.
- December 04, 2007
Sun boosts performance of Virtual Storage Manager for mainframe VTLs. VSM can now perform a sustained write of more than 600 megabytes/sec.
- November 26, 2007
Once a company migrates to a server virtualization solution, the storage architecture that supports backup management will require major changes, particularly in the areas of storage availability, configuration and management.
- November 13, 2007
IBM adds key management and support for VMware Consolidated Backup to TSM version 5.5. Users are hoping the next release will add database maintenance and reporting.
- November 12, 2007
Sepaton makes an enterprise push with its new hardware VTL platform, bolstered by DeltaStor deduplication technology and its forthcoming remote replication application.
- November 09, 2007
Reldata debuts 10 GigE gateway; Fujifilm tracks tapes using GPS; backup vendors, including EMC, to support Mac OS X Leopard.
- November 02, 2007
CommVault attributes a spike in sales to the integration of features such as archiving, replication and search into its backup products.
- October 25, 2007
It takes more than blank tapes or cheap disks to handle enterprise data backups. Administrators must protect the business while meeting the compliance standards that are appropriate for their industry. Although faster tape drives can speed a ...
- October 18, 2007
EMC is shifting its Infoscape data classification software to under its RSA security banner, as demand for data classification software remains tepid.
- October 18, 2007
Less than a month after announcing a new chain-of-custody program meant to prevent data losses, Iron Mountain drops the ball again.
- October 17, 2007
A more scalable version of DPM is coming, but it's still missing policy-based backup management features and granular recovery capabilities.
- October 12, 2007
Continuing a trend of expanding data protection management capabilities beyond tape, WysDM adds support for disk arrays.
- October 02, 2007
Iron Mountain picks up healthcare records management firm to continue its diversification into digital records.
- October 01, 2007
Latest version of BakBone's NetVault data backup software integrates CDP for both Windows and Linux; users are keen on restartable backup and updated troubleshooting features.
- September 19, 2007
News of a lost tape or hacked data center storage can easily make the front page of The Wall Street Journal or USA Today, often leading to lost customers, regulatory scrutiny and a rash of litigation that can damage a company for years. Today, ...
- September 18, 2007
NEC HydraStor beta tester wants to see it certified with more archiving vendors but will digitize thousands of paper records and support disk backups with the new product.
- September 12, 2007
Backups are typically performed during off hours with few personnel available, so backup software often emphasizes the use of automation. This typically includes keeping track of schedules, managing the timely transfer of data volumes to target tape...
- September 06, 2007
EMC announces new packaging for its Avamar data deduplication software, including a virtual edition and two new storage hardware products OEMed from Dell.
- September 04, 2007
Sun's VTL moves continue as it cozies up to high-end VTL player Diligent. Analysts are divided on what this move means for FalconStor.
- August 29, 2007
Data Domain has recently gone public and hit the 1000-customer mark, and its CEO says his company's products go beyond data protection.
- August 22, 2007
Storage volumes are growing at an alarming pace, and tape-based backups are not always possible within an available backup window. Today's businesses are increasingly focused on tighter RTO and RPO. Faster restorations and more recent recovery ...
- August 21, 2007
Sony will stop shipping the first generation of SAIT this fall and has no OEMs for the second generation. Meanwhile, Quantum is scratching development on SDLT.
- August 14, 2007
All backups produce copies of valuable data that protect an organization against loss, theft, failure and other unforeseen calamities. But traditional "backups" are typically relegated to slow tape or optical media where data is not intended for ...
- August 07, 2007
Tape is the quintessential backup technology, providing cost-effective, long-term data storage for all business types and sizes. Although performance is relatively slow, tape fits well into the storage architecture allowing users to store a large ...
- July 16, 2007
The iSCSI SAN player is adding a new feature called SmartCopy, which allows users to manage snapshot backup, cloning and data replication from Windows servers.
- July 09, 2007
CommVault's Galaxy Version 7.0 data backup software adds performance improvements, file-level single-instancing, data classification and support for end-user restores.
- June 25, 2007
The latest addition to Quantum's disk-based backup line allows users to set whether or not the system uses inline or post-process data deduplication during backup windows.
- June 22, 2007
Online backup service provider EVault announced a plug-in for VMware to offer better disaster recovery protection and backup of VMware virtual machines.
- June 14, 2007
Symantec officials reveal details of integration plans for CDP with NetBackup, as well as new features coming for Storage Foundation, at the Vision conference.
- June 14, 2007
Symantec users will be cautious with NetBackup 6.5 after last year's bugs in 6.0, but said new disk-based backup and SAN client features meant they'd make the leap.
- June 13, 2007
JPMorgan and Qualcomm say deploying the data deduplication product at remote offices saves on bandwidth and management time, but they're waiting on scalability improvements.
- June 12, 2007
Long-awaited disk-based backup options are coming to NetBackup 6.5, encompassing VTL and data deduplication features.
- June 11, 2007
Overland has scaled up and Diligent has scaled down, as the VTL vendors focus in on midsized businesses.
- June 08, 2007
Learn how backup professionals are leveraging disk, tape, snapshot and CDP technologies to adopt new backup strategies.