• September 26, 2005 26 Sep'05

    CDP: An overview

    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. ...

  • September 26, 2005 26 Sep'05

    CDP adds real-time backup protection for mission-critical data

    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. ...

  • September 26, 2005 26 Sep'05

    CDP: User perspectives

    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. ...

  • September 26, 2005 26 Sep'05

    CDP: The vendors

    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. ...

  • September 12, 2005 12 Sep'05

    Quantum overhauls PX500 tape libraries

    Quantum has completely overhauled its line of ATLs, introducing three new low-end versions that can be built up and taken apart at will.

  • September 12, 2005 12 Sep'05

    Storage Clips: NetApp refreshes Oracle software

    NetApp announced SnapManager backup software for Oracle; EMC names new NAS partner.

  • September 09, 2005 09 Sep'05

    Storage Clips: FalconStor VTL certified with NetBackup

    FalconStor's VTL software will work with Veritas' NetBackup; visual effects studio uses IBM LTO; two new low-end NAS products announced.

  • September 06, 2005 06 Sep'05

    Storage Clips: CA brushes up backup software

    CA has released Brightstor version r11.5, which includes enhanced support for more applications and a lower capacity minimum for entry-level systems.

  • September 06, 2005 06 Sep'05

    Which data backup software is best? - Page 4

    The second installment of the Diogenes Labs, Storage magazine Quality Awards finds a clear winner in the data backup software category.

  • September 06, 2005 06 Sep'05

    Which data backup software is best? - Page 3

    The second installment of the Diogenes Labs, Storage magazine Quality Awards finds a clear winner in the data backup software category.

  • September 06, 2005 06 Sep'05

    Which data backup software is best? - Page 2

    The second installment of the Diogenes Labs, Storage magazine Quality Awards finds a clear winner in the data backup software category.

  • September 06, 2005 06 Sep'05

    What's the best enterprise data backup and recovery software solution?

    Data backup is critical to any company. Read this review of data backup and recovery software solutions to find out which is the best for enterprises based on a survey of storage professionals.

  • September 05, 2005 05 Sep'05

    HP steps up its game in data protection

    HP boxes up Microsoft Data Protection Manager; OEMs database archiving software from OuterBay and remote backup software from Asigra for electronic vaulting service.

  • September 02, 2005 02 Sep'05

    Overstock saves millions on database replication tool

    Users with structured data can expect to see significant savings with specialized replication products like GoldenGate's software.

  • September 01, 2005 01 Sep'05

    Storage Clips: EMC OEMs backup reporting software

    EMC has signed an OEM agreement that will see it sell startup WysDM's backup reporting software as EMC Backup Advisor.

  • August 26, 2005 26 Aug'05

    Storage Clips: Quantum, Crossroads partner

    Quantum and Crossroads will work together to embed Crossroads' routers into Quantum's tape libraries; IBM offers file backup software for laptops.

  • August 22, 2005 22 Aug'05

    Storage Clips: ADIC woos Overland

    ADIC takes a 9% stake in Overland, discusses possible merger; StorageTek upgrades mainframe storage; Luminex signs mainframe encryption partners.

  • August 11, 2005 11 Aug'05

    Strategic Storage: Storage security -- Change old habits and stop data theft

    High-profile stored data thefts got you worried? Four storage experts explain why storage security has been overlooked and how administrators can protect their storage resources.

  • July 29, 2005 29 Jul'05

    FalconStor throws hat into encryption ring

    Storage software maker adds encryption to its VTL product offering users an alternative to expensive hardware products from Decru and others.

  • July 22, 2005 22 Jul'05

    Hospital ditches Veritas, tape

    A move from tape to disk-based backup frees a hospital's IT staff from constant tape troubleshooting.

  • July 01, 2005 01 Jul'05

    Be prepared; get encrypted

    Whether you're part of a big-budget company or have a staff of 10, data encryption can be a life saver in more than one aspect. There are options out there for companies of all sizes.

  • June 29, 2005 29 Jun'05

    Storage Clips: LTO tape hits 77% market share

    Gartner reports that LTO-based tape drives reached 77% market share over SDLT and SAIT in 2004; Quicken Loans deploys EMC ControlCenter.

  • June 27, 2005 27 Jun'05

    Remote backup services get affordable

    StorageTek makes its foray into remote backup; Iron Mountain adds stronger encryption to its e-vaulting service, and HP and EMC unveil backup products for SMBs.

  • June 22, 2005 22 Jun'05

    Storage Clips: FalconStor VTL certified with IBM Tivoli

    FalconStor's VTL will integrate with Tivoli Storage Manager software; NetApp unveils two new caching systems.

  • June 20, 2005 20 Jun'05

    Tech Roundup: Enterprise Arrays

    Enterprise arrays are big storage boxes designed for big companies –- and the competition among vendors keeps getting more intense.

  • June 17, 2005 17 Jun'05

    Users downplay storage encryption

    NetApp forked out $272M for Decru, almost nine times the startup's current revenue. A hefty price tag when many users say it's doubtful they will deploy storage encryption.

  • June 08, 2005 08 Jun'05

    StorageTek serves up half-baked CAS system

    StorageTek unveiled its CAS system, but important features like tape support, broad application integration and encryption are not available in the first release.

  • May 16, 2005 16 May'05

    Real-World DR

    Storage administrators often ask what their peers are doing to solve DR problems. However, information of this type is usually difficult to make public. These case studies have a central theme: Increasing data levels and stricter compliance ...

  • May 13, 2005 13 May'05

    Data protection quiz

    There isn't one right way to protect your data -- it depends on what you're trying to protect. Take our quiz on data protection and see how much you know about data protection.

  • May 12, 2005 12 May'05

    Vendors shrink D2D archiving boxes for smaller shops

    IBM and EMC have reduced the size of their disk-based archiving products to attract smaller businesses, but the price is still high.

  • April 27, 2005 27 Apr'05

    Veritas unveils Panther

    Late to the party, Veritas has announced a continuous data protection product, codenamed Panther.

  • April 25, 2005 25 Apr'05

    Veritas, NetApp revive integration plans

    Veritas and NetApp will this week outline a road map to deepen integration between their products, but so far the two-year partnership has failed to deliver much.

  • April 13, 2005 13 Apr'05

    Disk to disk to tape quiz

    Think you know all of the different disk to disk to tape (D2D2T) backup terms? Take our quick quiz and see how you measure up on our disk backup geek-o-meter. How many can you guess without peeking?

  • April 12, 2005 12 Apr'05

    Tech Roundup: D2D backup

    With data growing every day, and most IT budgets and staffs at a standstill, users are looking at disk, and its dropping price, as a way to shrink backup windows.

  • April 07, 2005 07 Apr'05

    Storage Clips: HDS to rebrand CommVault software

    HDS gets in backup with CommVault; Iron Mountain partners with ImageTag; StorageTek Canada to resell BlueArc.

  • April 07, 2005 07 Apr'05

    NetApp buys VTL provider Alacritus

    Network Appliance forks out $11 million for virtual tape and continuous data protection software maker Alacritus.

  • April 01, 2005 01 Apr'05



  • April 01, 2005 01 Apr'05

    Filesystem-based backups

    Filesystem-based backups

  • March 28, 2005 28 Mar'05

    Storage Clips: Sanrad adds remote replication

    Sanrad offers hardware-software package for DR; Data Domain does disk backup for mortgage lender; Tandberg offers half-height LTO-2 drive.

  • March 22, 2005 22 Mar'05

    HP slashes price for disk-based archiving

    Severely reduced pricing, plus a bevy of new features, demonstrates that Hewlett-Packard is still planning to fight for its piece of the disk-based archiving pie.

  • March 16, 2005 16 Mar'05

    IBM retools for backup and recovery services

    IBM Global Services picks partners for a series of managed data recovery services that use disk-based backup technology to replace tape. Tivoli is nowhere to be found.

  • March 09, 2005 09 Mar'05

    EMC 'rightsizes' its products for smaller shops

    Continuing its push downmarket, EMC has created bundles of its products to make selling and deploying them to smaller companies easier.

  • March 02, 2005 02 Mar'05

    Users protect laptops by outsourcing backups

    With more data residing outside the data center on remote laptops and desktops, companies are handing backup duties to service providers such as EVault and Iron Mountain.

  • February 23, 2005 23 Feb'05

    Quantum CEO denies future role at HP

    Quantum CEO Rick Belluzzo recently chatted about integrating the acquisition of Certance, the evolving roles of disk and tape in backup, and those HP rumors.

  • February 18, 2005 18 Feb'05

    Open source storage apps get a boost

    GFS, rsync and Xen catch some air at LinuxWorld, but look at the names behind these open source applications.

  • February 16, 2005 16 Feb'05

    iSeries and mainframe users get cheap disk

    One by one, products are appearing that connect proprietary operating systems to cheap, open-systems disk -- at last.

  • February 15, 2005 15 Feb'05

    Storage Clips: Seagate to expand channel

    Disk drive manufacturer aims to boost its business through small and midsized resellers; SGI, Arkeia offer backup for Linux environments.

  • February 15, 2005 15 Feb'05



  • February 11, 2005 11 Feb'05

    Storage Clips: Dell reports strong storage growth

    Dell storage up 20%, but overall profit takes a hit; BakBone loses listing on Over-the-Counter Bulletin Board; Sonasoft offers backup for the small biz.

  • February 08, 2005 08 Feb'05

    EMC Centera scalability hampers large e-mail archives

    Centera's limited object count forces e-mail applications to "containerize" groups of e-mail that can be treated as a single object, but this has its downsides.

  • January 31, 2005 31 Jan'05

    EMC integrates backup products

    EMC fuses together Legato and Dantz products bridging the gap between its enterprise and SMB portfolio while taking direct aim at Veritas' Backup Exec.

  • January 21, 2005 21 Jan'05

    StorageTek joins fixed content archiving fray

    StorageTek launches archiving appliance for fixed content and compliance. But can it compete with established players EMC, NetApp and IBM?

  • January 20, 2005 20 Jan'05

    Disk storage quiz

    Think you know disk storage? Take our quick quiz and see how you measure up on our disk storage geek-o-meter. How many can you guess without peeking?

  • January 18, 2005 18 Jan'05

    Veritas fixes Backup Exec scalability problems

    Backup Exec Version 10.0 includes a central control server that allows users to manage and administer multiple instances of the software instead of discrete servers.

  • January 17, 2005 17 Jan'05

    IBM prepping open systems virtual tape?

    To keep up with the growth of virtual tape in the open systems market, sources say IBM may soon be partnering with a software vendor.

  • January 14, 2005 14 Jan'05

    Storage Clips: Revivio lands $25M funding

    Revivio secures $25M in latest round of funding; Sanrad V-Switch preserves video for universities; Bocada reports increased revenue, more funding.

  • January 07, 2005 07 Jan'05

    Tech Roundup: Backup software

    Check out this Tech Roundup for the latest trends, innovations, key vendors and products in the backup software market.

  • January 06, 2005 06 Jan'05

    Veritas Backup Exec flaw leaves users vulnerable

    A boundary error in Backup Exec leaves users open to an attacker taking control of the software, unless they install the Veritas fix.

  • December 21, 2004 21 Dec'04

    Expert predictions 2005: ISCSI, programmable storage at last

    Our experts predict big developments in 2005, including storage interface enhancements, protocol-independent servers and the large-scale adoption of IP SANs.

  • December 14, 2004 14 Dec'04

    Strategic Storage: Backup starts to inch forward

    Backup has been a problem at companies for a long time and continues to be one. There are some signs that backup is moving in the right direction with smarter strategies.

  • December 01, 2004 01 Dec'04

    Small business eliminates downtime with CDP

    Continuous data protection improved production for database designer Mount Vernon Data Systems -- after a significant investment in increased disk space.

  • November 23, 2004 23 Nov'04

    IBM beats HP to the punch with LTO-3

    Reversing the trend of the previous generation, IBM announces LTO-3 ahead of HP, offering users more capacity and better performance out of their tape systems.

  • November 18, 2004 18 Nov'04

    Virtual tape libraries: Buyers beware

    Missing tapes, or tapes that don't fit anywhere, are just some of the unwanted surprises users can face when recovering data from a virtual tape library.

  • November 16, 2004 16 Nov'04

    Hospital keeps data alive with snapshots

    Unable to find a major software vendor that could adequately restore its data, a Long Island hospital found a snapshot solution from a startup.

  • November 04, 2004 04 Nov'04

    Tiered storage and disk backup budgeted for '05

    The green light to spend again, albeit cautiously, has users opting for the biggest money savers.

  • November 04, 2004 04 Nov'04

    Tech Report: Nonstop data protection

    This tech report helps you define continuous data protection (CDP) and select the right CDP product for your environment.

  • October 19, 2004 19 Oct'04

    Nonstop data protection

    The latest CDP products promise administrators the ability to recover from a point in time on a range of platforms.

  • October 18, 2004 18 Oct'04

    Tech Report: Virtual tape libraries

    This Tech Report gives you everything you need to know about virtual tape libraries.

  • September 23, 2004 23 Sep'04

    VTL matrix

    VTL matrix

  • September 21, 2004 21 Sep'04

    SD '04: Users look to VTLs for better backup

    A panel of users, discussing backup software at Storage Decisions, gave smaller vendors and virtual tape libraries high marks.

  • August 31, 2004 31 Aug'04

    Veritas snaps up e-mail archiving player KVS

    Veritas is forking out $225 million for KVS and will kill its own e-mail archiving product.

  • August 30, 2004 30 Aug'04

    Vendors target SMBs with backup bundle

    Yosemite adds backup software to Iomega REV Drives in a merger that touts affordability and ease of use.

  • August 20, 2004 20 Aug'04

    Practical advice at Veritas Tech Day

    Veritas gathered 200 users together in Boston to talk about upcoming products, technical tips and a vision of utility computing.

  • August 19, 2004 19 Aug'04

    First look: iStora 4000 from Breece Hill

    The iStora 4000 offers idiot-proof disk-to-disk-to-tape backup that smaller customers can afford.

  • August 12, 2004 12 Aug'04

    Archiving firm to acquire litigation software vendor

    E-mail archiving firm Zantaz has agreed to buy Steelpoint Technologies, a maker of litigation support software and discovery services.

  • July 28, 2004 28 Jul'04

    Bank picks Permabit for compliance; rejects EMC, HP and NetApp

    Broker-dealer Seattle Northwest evaluated compliance solutions from all the leading players but eventually settled with Permabit and iLumin

  • July 27, 2004 27 Jul'04

    LTO-3 licenses on the loose

    The specification for the next generation of LTO tape technology is available now, but the format will not include native WORM support as expected

  • July 26, 2004 26 Jul'04

    Sony launches AIT-4

    Sony has improved the throughput rates and capacity of its AIT drives, feeding its installed base. But a new version of LTO out today zooms past it

  • July 23, 2004 23 Jul'04

    Tape WORM has legs!

    WORM tape has been around forever but is finding renewed popularity among companies trying to comply with government regulations

  • July 20, 2004 20 Jul'04

    Quantum readies WORM option for latest SDLT drives, media

    The latest Super DLT tape drives from Quantum will support the write-once-read-many (WORM) protocol, a bonus for users trying to comply with new data retention regulations.

  • July 19, 2004 19 Jul'04

    Ten simple rules for better backup

    Backup is a bothersome task, but we all have to do it. How does your organization stand in regard to the basics of backup operations? Here's a checklist of 10 areas you should focus on in order to build a more effective backup practice.

  • July 19, 2004 19 Jul'04

    Copan outsources manufacturing to Hitachi OMD

    In preparation for its product launch this summer, Copan has shifted its manufacturing over to Hitachi OMD, a company that users will be more familiar with.

  • June 16, 2004 16 Jun'04

    Backup School: Final Exam

    Backup School lessons 1 through 9 have taught you the basics of backup, how to prevent hardware failure and recover from application loss, as well as the importance of compliance. Now it's time to prove your expertise. Take the Backup School final ...

  • June 15, 2004 15 Jun'04

    Veritas, NetApp tighten integration to battle EMC

    Veritas and NetApp have joined forces to build snapshot support into NetBackup. But while the partnership is aimed at creating better support for mutual customers, many believe it's really about battling EMC's Legato software division.

  • June 10, 2004 10 Jun'04

    StorageTek ships PowderHorn replacement

    The PowderHorn tape library dies later this year, but can StorageTek's latest library fill the void?

  • June 10, 2004 10 Jun'04

    EMC signs tape deal, reorganizes software business

    EMC has signed a reseller deal with ADIC to fill out its ILM strategy and has moved all its software divisions, except VMWare, under one roof.

  • June 07, 2004 07 Jun'04

    EMC dodges question on Centera performance

    The devil appears to be in the details around the performance numbers of Centera, but EMC is keeping these under lock and key

  • May 17, 2004 17 May'04

    EMC and StorageTek get friendly?

    EMC has been posturing for months about beefing up its tape strategy. Analysts say it sounds like there's a deal in the works with StorageTek

  • May 11, 2004 11 May'04

    Mac market ripe for backup software boon

    Atempo said it has found a new sweet spot in the backup market. It claims much of the new reference data being created, such as documentary imagery and digital photos, are being stored on Macs.

  • April 28, 2004 28 Apr'04

    Backup school: Quiz two

    Now that you've listened to Backup school webcasts 5 and 6, take a quiz and test your expertise on backup. Good luck!

  • April 15, 2004 15 Apr'04

    Airline cuts sky high costs with VTL

    JetBlue Airways is keeping IT costs down by using a virtual tape library for disk-based backups.

  • April 07, 2004 07 Apr'04

    Clariion Disk Library using FalconStor virtualization

    EMC's new backup system – the Clariion Disk Library – is using virtualization technology from FalconStor in its efforts to end tape's backup dominance.

  • April 04, 2004 04 Apr'04

    EMC Clariion retooled for virtual tape

    EMC says its first disk-based backup product -- a retooled version of Clariion -- is a "functional replacement for a tape library."

  • April 01, 2004 01 Apr'04

    LTO leads tape library rebound

    Despite increasing competition from low-cost disk technology, a new report shows that tape libraries are making a comeback, with LTO systems leading the charge.

  • March 26, 2004 26 Mar'04

    Appliance grades backup successes and failures

    This week: Network Engines and Bocada launch an appliance that reports the good, the bad and the ugly in the backup process. Also this week, Legato tweaks software for disk-based backup and Fujitsu sells VXA-2 tape.

  • March 19, 2004 19 Mar'04

    Tape vendor claims high-end reliability for low-end autoloader

    Quantum claims its two-year old SuperLoader tape automation product is breaking records for reliability.

  • March 09, 2004 09 Mar'04

    The ultimate backup equation caught up with experts W. Curtis Preston and Brendan Reilly for their take on disk-to-disk-to-tape technology. Is disk-to-disk-to-tape technology the ultimate backup solution? Find out who is most likely to employ D2D2T and if it ...

  • March 04, 2004 04 Mar'04

    Tech roundup: DR planning, LUN zoning, ATA vs. SATA

    In case you've missed anything, here's a roundup of some of the best original technical content that appeared on the week of March 1-5. Tips, Ask the Expert Q&A's cover SAN/TAN vaulting solutions, LUNs, and choosing a DR team.

  • March 01, 2004 01 Mar'04

    Virtual tape offers first step toward disk-based backup

    Maxxan Systems wants to make disk-based virtual tape libraries the de facto standard for backup and recovery -- and they're not alone. A growing number of storage vendors and industry experts believe that tape's days are numbered and that VTL ...

  • March 01, 2004 01 Mar'04

    Eight guidelines to Windows-based snapshots

    Snapshots can play an important role in backing up data, disaster recovery and populating a secondary server with live data. In this tip, Dilip Naik offers eight important guidelines to consider when implementing Microsoft's version of snapshots -- ...