Table of Contents

Business Briefs


Continuous data protection: Is it about time?

With the emphasis rapidly shifting from backup to restore, CDP-whether “periodic” or “constant”-can meet your RTO and RPO goals.

Evaluating continuous data protection (CDP)

An analysis of continuous data protection explains what it is, how it works, why you need it, and what’s available.

Taking the right steps toward ILM

Information life-cycle management is a process that involves capturing, classifying, storing, protecting, accessing, and destroying information.


Data is baggage: Travel light

Take steps to radically reduce the amount of data you have to lug around.

News Analysis Trends

Do SAS-based SANs make sense?

There is a growing debate over a new way to build SANs using Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) as a fabric interconnect.

EMC rounds out virtualization

Rainfinity buy provides NAS virtualization

HP expands data protection, archiving

Resells MS DPM for ‘near CDP’

IBM delivers file-based CDP

IBM recently made its first foray into the continuous data protection (CDP) market with the release of IBM Tivoli Continuous Data Protection for Files software, which was known as VitalFile in the beta program.

Symantec joins growing CDP field

Aiming to ease the management burden of embattled Windows administrators, Symantec launched a pair of backup-and-recovery products and for the first time entered the world of continuous data protection (CDP).

Snia On Storage

IP Storage: State-of-the-market report

The Storage Networking Industry Association’s IP Storage Forum provides a market overview, with a focus on iSCSI-based IP SANs.

Special Report

NAS virtualization simplifies file management

NAS virtualization is an emerging technology that can solve the major problems that users have identified with complex NAS environments.

Case Study

NBA Entertainment: It’s NAS- and SAN-tastic

The NBA’s new IT infrastructure relies on NAS and custom software, with plans to move to a SAN and shared file system.

New Products

Case Studies

Online backup/recovery

Laura Hunter, senior IT specialist at the Student Financial Services office of the University of Pennsylvania, realized she had a problem the minute she saw the fire trucks outside her downtown Philadelphia office.

Lab Review

SAN array supports IP and FC

MPC’s DataFRAME 420, with software from LeftHand Networks, unifies Fibre Channel and iSCSI SAN technologies, eliminates single points of failure, and creates a single point of management.


The ABCs of CDP

As you read this, we’re probably sweating it out in Orlando at the semi-annual Storage Networking World extravaganza.

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Volume 9
Issue issue-10
October 2005