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  • June 01, 2007 01 Jun'07

    Product roundup: Data deduplication

    Here's a look at the vendors and products that make up the data deduplication market.

  • May 15, 2007 15 May'07

    NetApp adds data deduplication for primary storage

    NetApp adds block-level deduplication within its WAFL file system, though it's still not offered on its VTL.

  • May 10, 2007 10 May'07

    Sepaton claims 50-to-1 data reduction ratio

    Sepaton announced a hardware compression option this week claiming it will double the data reduction ratio in its virtual tape libraries when used with data deduplication.

  • May 08, 2007 08 May'07

    Data deduplication supplier pushes performance

    Data Domain boosts performance of its data deduplication product, but users are looking for a change in design for better single-stream throughput.

  • 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 20, 2007 20 Apr'07

    Dell releases LTO-4 drive

    Dell is first out of the gate with the new LTO-4 drive, which offers native encryption; Sun unveils new array and deepens its relationship with FalconStor.

  • April 12, 2007 12 Apr'07

    Architectural firm swaps online data backup service providers

    As online data backup services take off, one early adopter slashed costs dramatically by switching to a newer service on the market.

  • 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.

  • March 19, 2007 19 Mar'07

    Data deduplication vendors duke it out

    Execs from Avamar and Diligent took to the road last week to stake their claim to users' data centers in the deduplication market where competition is growing red hot.

  • March 19, 2007 19 Mar'07

    Video clip firm sticks with tape

    Thought Equity is serving up half a petabyte of video clips to its customers using Sun tape drives linked directly to Web servers through Sun's SAM-FS software.

  • March 07, 2007 07 Mar'07

    Symantec tightens NetBackup, PureDisk integration

    The beginning of a "massive integration" between NetBackup and PureDisk began this week with the announcement of new capabilities for PureDisk 6.1.

  • March 07, 2007 07 Mar'07

    Tape restoration firm accelerates restores

    National Data Conversion uses Index Engines technology to speed up tape restores for litigation.

  • February 21, 2007 21 Feb'07

    Backup reporting market to consolidate, experts say

    Rumors have been swirling in the industry predicting a marriage between IBM and Bocada, as well as EMC and WysDM.

  • February 13, 2007 13 Feb'07

    Laptop backup spurs software consolidation

    Small business backup software maker Yosemite has acquired FileKeeper, a provider of laptop backup products.

  • January 30, 2007 30 Jan'07

    Symantec adds reporting to backup software

    Symantec has finally released a reporting tool for NetBackup and Backup Exec. In the meantime, less expensive third-party tools have been vacuuming up the market share.

  • January 29, 2007 29 Jan'07

    Is data protection integrating or disintegrating?

    One of the lead stories in the November 2006 issue of Storage magazine featured their annual Quality Awards for backup software. In that story, there was a quote attributed to Lynn Laueter, a senior systems engineer with Alliance Coal LLC in ...

  • 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 09, 2007 09 Jan'07

    Double-Take adds bare-metal restore to backup

    New product options will add recovery of system settings and introduce a cheaper, easier version of clustering for users of Windows Small Business Server.

  • 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 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 18, 2006 18 Dec'06

    University of Miami students subscribe to Atempo backup

    Some 1,000 students at the University of Miami have signed on to have data from PCs and laptops backed up and encrypted using Atempo's CDP software.

  • December 13, 2006 13 Dec'06

    Symantec issues NetBackup security alert

    Symantec issues an alert and patch to vulnerabilities in NetBackup 6.0, 5.1 and 5.0.

  • 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 21, 2006 21 Nov'06

    Backup software: BakBone upsets in Quality Awards

    This year's Diogenes Labs-Storage magazine Quality Awards for backup software had a come-from-behind winner: BakBone's NetVault.

  • November 21, 2006 21 Nov'06

    Backup software: BakBone upsets in Quality Awards, page 2

    BakBone was the overall winner, but beaten out by CommVault in the product features category of our backup software Quality Awards.

  • November 14, 2006 14 Nov'06

    Sony resellers stick with AIT tape

    At the official launch of Sony's AIT-5 tape technology in Los Angeles, resellers say they are sticking with the product, despite previous bumps in the road.

  • 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 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 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 09, 2006 09 Oct'06

    Ricoh tests Riverbed to repair remote office backup

    Copier giant Ricoh is checking out Riverbed's wide area data services product to back up 100 remote offices across its WAN.

  • 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 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.

  • August 15, 2006 15 Aug'06

    EMC sheds light on RSA integration plans

    As the dust begins to settle on EMC's $2.1 billion acquisition of RSA Security, the hard work of integration begins. What's EMC strategy here?

  • July 27, 2006 27 Jul'06

    Don't overlook Amanda for your storage data protection needs

    Storage analyst Arun Taneja suggests thinking outside the box by using Amanda in your data protection process.

  • July 17, 2006 17 Jul'06

    NetApp VTL tightens up tape tracking

    NetApp is integrating its virtual tape library with backup applications to keep better track of off-site tapes.

  • July 10, 2006 10 Jul'06

    Users tame backup systems with reporting tools

    Third-party backup reporting tools are gaining popularity among users, and are even beginning to expand into new markets.

  • July 10, 2006 10 Jul'06

    Storage Clips: HDS resells Diligent VTL

    HDS announced it will resell three software products from Diligent; are HP and McData on the rocks?

  • June 27, 2006 27 Jun'06

    Storage Clips: Vendors tout granular Exchange backups

    Atempo announced a customer win for its LiveServ Exchange backup and recovery product, and Lucid8 announced CDP and disaster recovery for Exchange.

  • June 19, 2006 19 Jun'06

    Remote offices: Keep them working well and keep them safe

    Arun Taneja addresses the revolution of remote offices and how and why you should keep a close eye on them.

  • May 09, 2006 09 May'06

    Symantec taps Dell to fix e-mail archiving support

    Admitting that its support for Enterprise Vault has been a problem, Symantec plans to lean on Dell to sell and support the software worldwide.

  • May 08, 2006 08 May'06

    D2D2D -- Disaster recovery for the rest of your data

    Disk-to-disk backup has been widely adopted and the next step is to use it to perform remote replication to another site for disaster recovery (DR). This is a smart and economical way to perform DR augmenting what you currently have, rather than ...

  • May 04, 2006 04 May'06

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  • April 28, 2006 28 Apr'06

    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.

  • April 19, 2006 19 Apr'06

    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.

  • April 19, 2006 19 Apr'06

    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 changes.

  • April 17, 2006 17 Apr'06

    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.

  • April 13, 2006 13 Apr'06

    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.

  • April 11, 2006 11 Apr'06

    Exabyte offers cheap LTO automation

    A new library from Exabyte is the first automated tape library in an autoloader form factor, according to industry analysts. But if Exabyte builds it, will SMBs come?

  • April 06, 2006 06 Apr'06

    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 release. Backups need a clear plan that meets the ...

  • April 06, 2006 06 Apr'06

    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 release. Backups need a clear plan that meets the ...

  • April 06, 2006 06 Apr'06

    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 release. Backups need a clear plan that meets the ...

  • April 06, 2006 06 Apr'06

    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 release. Backups need a clear plan that meets the ...

  • April 06, 2006 06 Apr'06

    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 release. Backups need a clear plan that meets the ...

  • April 06, 2006 06 Apr'06

    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 release. Backups need a clear plan that meets the ...

  • April 05, 2006 05 Apr'06

    Tape libraries

    Midrange tape libraries have added sophisticated features such as partitioning to fend off the challenge of disk-based backup systems. With these new capabilities, tape libraries are finally assuming the role they were originally designed for: the ...

  • April 04, 2006 04 Apr'06

    Symantec rethinks remote office backup

    Symantec announces PureDisk, a disk-based remote office backup product that eliminates the need for tape at branch offices.

  • March 24, 2006 24 Mar'06

    VTLs: What's the big deal?

    Nearly every leading storage vendor now has a virtual tape library product, and nearly every customer I talk to is interested in VTL or has already implemented it. Okay, so a VTL system emulates a tape library… but what else does it do? Is ...

  • March 16, 2006 16 Mar'06

    Tape and disk encryption product roundup

    With tape and disk encryption products becoming more popular, storage administrators have more options in how to protect sensitive information at rest in the data center and in flight across public networks.

  • March 16, 2006 16 Mar'06

    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.

  • March 14, 2006 14 Mar'06

    Bank gives up on EMC replication

    First Independent Bank struggled for eight months to get EMC's MirrorView to work over a low-bandwidth connection, eventually giving up and using Kashya instead.

  • March 06, 2006 06 Mar'06

    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.

  • February 22, 2006 22 Feb'06

    Tech Roundup: Virtual tape libraries

    Industry analysts see the inevitable march from tape to disk. A recent survey from the Enterprise Strategy Group reports that over half of early VTL adopters expect more than 60% of their current tape capacity to ultimately reside on VTL and ...

  • February 16, 2006 16 Feb'06

    User ditches Iron Mountain for EVault

    After Iron Mountain failed to deliver its tapes during a power outage, a Canadian mattress manufacturer turned to EVault to back up its critical data.

  • February 10, 2006 10 Feb'06

    VTL costs soar as users hit capacity limits

    Users are backing up more and more data to VTLs, prompting vendors to add compression technology to pack in more data per system.

  • February 09, 2006 09 Feb'06

    Electronic Arts slashes costs with WAN optimization

    EA replaced Exchange servers and tape libraries in more than 30 offices across the globe with Riverbed WAN optimization devices, saving over a million dollars.

  • February 08, 2006 08 Feb'06

    HP snaps up OuterBay for database archiving

    HP beats out the competition to acquire database archiving software maker OuterBay, helping users improve database performance.

  • February 06, 2006 06 Feb'06

    NetApp goes after EMC with new VTL

    NetApp came out with its own version of a VTL targeting offerings from FalconStor and EMC.

  • January 17, 2006 17 Jan'06

    Top tape libraries revealed - page 4

    Users cite a high level of satisfaction for these backup mainstays, citing StorageTek and Spectra logic as the top libraries, in the Diogenes Labs-Storage magazine Quality Awards.

  • January 17, 2006 17 Jan'06

    Top tape libraries revealed

    Users cite a high level of satisfaction for these backup mainstays, citing StorageTek and Spectra Logic as the top libraries, in the Diogenes Labs-Storage magazine Quality Awards.

  • January 17, 2006 17 Jan'06

    Top tape libraries revealed - page 2

    Users cite a high level of satisfaction for these backup mainstays, citing StorageTek and Spectra logic as the top libraries, in the Diogenes Labs-Storage magazine Quality Awards.

  • January 16, 2006 16 Jan'06

    3Par users request FalconStor for VTL

    FalconStor's issues with writes to tape haven't changed, but 3Par may be more likely than most to value the VTL's virtualization capabilities.

  • January 12, 2006 12 Jan'06

    South Park Studios tires of Legato's 'cantankerousness'

    Makers of the provocative Comedy Central cartoon show dumped EMC's backup and recovery product for one from startup Atempo.

  • January 11, 2006 11 Jan'06

    ADIC tool helps user track backup errors

    NBC Universal uses ADIC software to perform analyses on error reports from tapes and drives, functionality not available from its backup vendors.

  • December 29, 2005 29 Dec'05

    Marriott timeshare unit reports lost tapes

    A division of hotel and travel company Marriott International Inc. divulged this week that it lost tapes containing data on 206,000 customers.

  • December 15, 2005 15 Dec'05

    Flaws reported in Trend Micro ServerProtect

    Storage and security managers should be wary of vulnerabilities in the AV product that could enable a denial-of-service and malicious code execution. Workarounds are available.

  • December 13, 2005 13 Dec'05

    NASA monitors shuttle with Constant Data

    NASA talked about using Constant Data's replication software to monitor Discovery, and what it is hoping new parent company BakBone will do to improve the product.

  • December 08, 2005 08 Dec'05

    Hot Technologies for 2006, part 2

    Storage's editors considered a wide range of technologies before settling on the five that we feel will be the hottest storage technologies for 2006. Among the many technologies available to storage shops, we see e-mail archiving, midrange ...

  • December 08, 2005 08 Dec'05

    Hot Technologies for 2006

    Storage's editors considered a wide range of technologies before settling on the five that we feel will be the hottest storage technologies for 2006. Among the many technologies available to storage shops, we see e-mail archiving, midrange ...

  • December 06, 2005 06 Dec'05

    Quantum jumps into security fray

    Quantum announced new security capabilities for its tape libraries that will begin appearing next quarter. But for users waiting for full native encryption, it'll be at least another year.

  • December 01, 2005 01 Dec'05

    Iron Mountain swallows LiveVault

    Records management giant, Iron Mountain has acquired online service backup company LiveVault for $42M.

  • November 29, 2005 29 Nov'05

    Virtual tape/Disk-based backup

    Virtual tape/Disk-based backup

  • November 21, 2005 21 Nov'05

    Backup software: Avoiding integration problems

    Backups are an essential tier of enterprise storage, ensuring that valuable business data is protected against accidental loss and natural disasters. Backups must offer superior performance with shorter recovery specifications (RPO and RTO), and ...

  • November 21, 2005 21 Nov'05

    Backup software: Preparing for the purchase

    Backups are an essential tier of enterprise storage, ensuring that valuable business data is protected against accidental loss and natural disasters. Backups must offer superior performance with shorter recovery specifications (RPO and RTO), and ...

  • November 21, 2005 21 Nov'05

    Practical guide to buying and implementing backup software

    Backups are an essential tier of enterprise storage, ensuring that valuable business data is protected against accidental loss and natural disasters. Backups must offer superior performance with shorter recovery specifications (RPO and RTO), and ...

  • November 15, 2005 15 Nov'05

    FalconStor VTL snags on writes to tape

    Users claim that FalconStor's VTL does not allow their backup application to control writes to tape and, some are choosing alternative products.

  • November 08, 2005 08 Nov'05

    Atempo fleshes out security with backup

    Users and analysts say that in the right circumstances software-based security can offer some advantages, despite the performance hit.

  • October 21, 2005 21 Oct'05

    Small business offloads storage growth on Iron Mountain

    RL Corp. chose to outsource its storage operation to Iron Mountain, but warns users to test the recovery system thoroughly.

  • October 20, 2005 20 Oct'05

    Users flag flaw in integrated VTLs

    This has been the year of the VTL in the storage industry -- but if you want to keep tapes in an archive behind the VTL, there may be a problem.

  • October 19, 2005 19 Oct'05

    Fast Guide: Advanced backup

    Trying to make your backups run more smoothly, or thinking about swapping out your existing system for something more current? Our Fast Guide to advanced backup is the place to get started. We'll give you tips on strategy, help you compare your ...

  • October 11, 2005 11 Oct'05

    IBM late to open systems VTL party

    IBM has finally introduced a VTL for open systems, but declined to name its OEM partner.

  • September 29, 2005 29 Sep'05

    Imation readies disk inside tape

    Tape maker Imation has built a SATA drive into a tape cartridge to enable disk-based restores from a regular tape library, seemingly without any fuss, or much expense.

  • September 28, 2005 28 Sep'05

    Symantec demos bare-metal restore that works

    Symantec unveils LiveState Recovery 6.0, a Windows server restoration technology that improves considerably on the basic bare-metal features in Veritas' backup products.

  • September 27, 2005 27 Sep'05

    Microsoft Data Protection Manager: Pros and cons

    Now that Data Protection Manager (DPM) is available, what can it do and what are its limitations? SearchStorage.com talked with a Microsoft DPM official to get some answers.

  • September 26, 2005 26 Sep'05

    CDP: Future directions

    Downtime to recover terabytes of data can cost a company dearly in terms of income (and customer satisfaction). Continuous data protection (CDP) is emerging as an attractive supplement to traditional backup schemes when downtime isn't an option. ...

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