openBench Lab Review: Veeam Backup & Replication v5 May 2, 2011
-- With the introduction of new vPower technology, Veeam Backup & Replication v5 provides IT with game-changing capabilities that radically alter previous notions about Recovery Time and Point Objectives and business continuity.
VDI: For virtual desktops, latency matters May 28, 2010
-- Some call it "Distributed Computing 2.0," and others call it the most profound infrastructure change since the start of distributed computing; but whatever the label, the virtualization of desktop systems is about to bring IT infrastructure to an important tipping point.
How to jumpstart SAN + LAN convergence May 13, 2010
-- For IT, the simplest and most immediate strategy to begin to leverage 10GbE in a data center, especially when dealing with a virtualized environment, is to begin implementing iSCSI along with LAN networking to provide critical data management services.
A radical approach to better storage in virtual environments April 20, 2010
-- By virtualizing a sealed DataPac of homogenous drives as a super disk, Xiotech delivers scale-out storage on a building block that automates low-level device management, slashes operating costs, and delivers data at 1GBps.
Disk imaging for physical and virtual machines February 5, 2010
-- Paragon's Drive Backup 10 Server software leverages disk imaging tools to simplify storage management issues, from consolidation to disaster recovery protection, in both physical and virtual environments.
Data deduplication for real tape January 22, 2010
-- To provide the infrastructure and storage resource virtualization needed to integrate D2T and D2D technologies, Spectra Logic's nTier Deduplication appliances extend the data protection operations of VTLs to physical tape libraries, enabling backup and recovery that meets data retention or off-site storage requirements.
Single-solution data protection January 6, 2010
-- Using CommVault's Simpana, IT can deploy a single solution to integrate backup, archive, replication and SRM processes, leveraging data compression and deduplication across physical and virtual servers.
Bridging the archive-backup divide October 30, 2009
-- With the introduction of government regulations for strict archiving of particular data along with new backup technologies such as disk-to-disk backup and data deduplication, IT must now bridge that divide with a flexible archiving solution that easily integrates into current IT procedures.
Automating D2D backup of virtual machines October 1, 2009
-- With NetBackup 6.5, IT is able to address the issues of data growth and storage resource utilization in a virtual operating environment via policy-driven data protection processes that reduce operator errors and promote automation.
Turning the tables on data deduplication August 20, 2009
-- Rather than slow a backup job by comparing current data to previous backup data to remove common blocks from the current job, Sepaton's DeltaStor leaves current data untouched.
Reducing risk via lifecycle management for backup media July 30, 2009
-- Spectra Logic is incorporating into its tape libraries advances in data protection, including encryption key management, media lifecycle management, and automated initiation of SpectraGuard Support that go beyond incremental innovations in tape density and performance.
Cost-effective iSCSI SANity July 24, 2009
-- As a software-only product for iSCSI storage virtualization, StarWind Enterprise Server from StarWind Software provides IT with a cost effective means to leverage storage virtualization and help deliver critical data management services for business continuity.
Streaming multiple VM backups to minimize RTO June 15, 2009
-- To meet a minimal recovery time objective (RTO), IT needs software that can run multiple VM backup processes in parallel, as well as HBAs, such as Brocade's 815 and 825, that are capable of streaming full-duplex I/O at wire speed.
Simpler storage management for VOEs March 25, 2009
-- Via Web Services, Xiotech moves storage administration out of its device-centric ghetto into the world of virtual operating environments.
SAN clarity in a virtual cloud February 2, 2009
-- As the number of virtual servers sharing the physical FC HBA ports of a VOE server increase, SAN fan-out is no longer just a switch issue: It becomes a server HBA issue that mandates holistic management of SAN infrastructure from switches to HBAs.