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All vendors make ROI/TCO claims.
One of the biggest problems users run into when trying to meet regulatory requirements for unstructured data types is determining what data needs to be saved for compliance purposes and what data doesn’t.
Adds iSCSI to Clariion arrays
IBM’s new “Blue SOX” service is designed to relieve organizations of some of the day-to-day burdens of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance by handing off data management/storage responsibilities of certain data types to IBM Global Services.
At Linux World last month, four-year-old start-up Ibrix demonstrated its ability to overcome scalability issues with Linux clusters with its FusionFS parallel file system, the central component of the company’s recently announced Fusion Software Suite.
With the release of its DR-Scout product last month, InMage, a start-up led by Brocade co-founder Kumar Malavalli, says it is making it easier-and more affordable-for mid-tier users to protect their data, as well as consolidate data at remote offices.
A member of the Association of Storage Networking Professionals who manages storage for a large North American retailer gathered the information in this case study.
Sanrad this month added network-based remote data replication to the storage services supported by its family of iSCSI-based V-Switches.
StorageTek recently expanded its write-once, read-many (WORM) capabilities beyond tape to include disk media with the introduction of its Lifecycle Fixed Content Manager (LFCM) 100, a SATA-based disk system for the long-term storage of fixed content and compliance-related data-in particular, e-mail.
Case Studies: Storage Consolidation part 2
Storage In The Studio
Toronto-based DKP Studios is used to dealing with the challenges involved in sending large data sets over its network as part of the digital rendering and compositing process.
Even if your visual effects boutique is small, sometimes you need to make your systems work like the larger studios’-without the accompanying big VFX house price tag.
FotoKem is a 40-year-old post-production studio that often works on hundreds of projects simultaneously, ranging from creating digital masters to color correction.
Many post-production houses, such as Chicago-based Optimus, use a telecine to first transfer original film footage onto some form of video tape (such as DVCAM, DigiBeta, D5, or D1).
The 86-year history of Hollywood-based Pacific Title & Art Studio harks back to film titling for the first talking picture, The Jazz Singer.
Sesame Workshop is a nonprofit educational organization best known for producing the popular PBS children’s series, Sesame Street, which has been around for 35 years.
As post-production houses and studios move toward all-digital workflows, there has been a renewed focus on the importance of storage devices at the hub of these digital pipelines.
Berkeley, CA-based Tippett Studio has a 20-year history of creating effects for feature films and commercials, including the recently released films <i>Constantine</i> and <i>Son of the Mask</i>.
Introduced at last year’s National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show, MTI Film’s Control Dailies solution is based on high-speed Fibre Channel disk arrays from Bright Systems.
Options range from basic high-availability and load-balancing clusters to virtual machines and data-sharing clusters.
End users are taking advantage of IP SANs to inexpensively solve storage problems in companies of all sizes.
When you-know-who started banging the information life-cycle management (ILM) drum, I paid careful attention to the definition…and then the many definitions that followed.
Snia On Storage
Although still in its infancy, grid storage promises to alleviate cost, flexibility, and reliability issues.
LTO-3 stores an impressive 400GB per cartridge, but its performance will be the bigger draw.