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  • Remote backup Day Four: What hardware?
    entirely happy with heterogeneous hardware at either end Appliances such as Brocade s WAFS devices or Quantum s de duplication machines are required to these vendors solutions possible but ultimately care little about the kind of disks or arrays they are being asked to work with at either end of the remote office backup equation Dedicated software vendors are also unfussed about exactly what hardware is on offer Remote backup is however made easier by the presence of a dedicated storage device on the remote site After all almost any storage regime can be improved by consolidating storage away from C drives and into the more robust environment of a NAS or other small business oriented storage device Dedicated appliances are therefore favoured for remote sites where storage requirements are complex enough to make the move beyond server attached storage sensible Of course remote backup solutions must also be able to deal with sever attached storage and even individual PCs just as they must also be able to cope with larger and more complex machines that go beyond the bounds of a simple NAS This means that developing a remote backup solution can by and large be done independently of the decision about the kind of storage equipment that will be a part of that solution It is of course sensible to make those decisions with an eye to optimal interoperation between the different components of a remote backup solution But if you have a diverse existing fleet of storage devices in your remote offices there is no particular need to plan a hardware refresh at the same time But as we will discover in the last instalment of this feature tomorrow there is one element of your infrastructure that must be re appraised before Tomorrow One last important ingredient Dig Deeper on Remote storage considerations All News Problem Solve Cloud storage issues security vendors and infrastructure options Agile design process takes business to the doghouse and the cloud Acronis wins where skills are thin Say goodbye to shipping backup tapes from remote offices with file virtualization Load More View All Agile design process takes business to the doghouse and the cloud Acronis wins where skills are thin Data Domain makes remote office data deduplication push WAN WAFS and remote offices Load More View All News Cloud storage issues security vendors and infrastructure options Say goodbye to shipping backup tapes from remote offices with file virtualization ROBO Part 1 Consolidating remote offices Remote backup What are the alternatives to tape View All Problem solve ADS BY GOOGLE Latest TechTarget resources CIO AU Security AU Data Backup Disaster Recovery SMB Storage Storage Channel Search CIO com au Internet of Things Food safety apps set to emerge Food safety could emerge as a key application for the Internet of Things in the coming months providing real time visibility in Cloud security culture a building block for today s businesses As organizations today move more data to the cloud it s important to

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  • Remote backup: Software secrets
    says Mark Heers NetApp s Director of Marketing and Alliances for Australia The person performing a backup in a remote office is not an IT person You want to make sure backup is done consistently and properly For Network Appliance properly means software should take care of almost every aspect of backing up software and do so with optimal efficiency by only sending changed data rather than backing up a remote office s entire collection of files Our software only sends the sends the changes Heers says It s not only changed files bu the things that have changed within the files We can get down to chunks as small as four kilobytes so for a fifty megabyte file might only move 12 kilobytes of data EMC has a similar approach Think about a glass of water suggests the company s Clive Gold What you really have is zillions of H20 atoms For remote backup we try to see how many Hs 2s and 0s there are and which ones have changed and need to be transferred EMC s software detects which of those atoms have changed in a file by examining disks down to binary level Only once it has determined which details have changed does it queue that data for backing up Quantum goes a step further The company s de duplication tools can even recognise portions of different files that are identical and back up only one copy In each case remote backup is made possible and then eased by dedicated software without which your remote office is likely to remain very remote indeed Tomorrow Hardware questions Dig Deeper on Remote storage considerations All News Problem Solve Cloud storage issues security vendors and infrastructure options Agile design process takes business to the doghouse and the cloud Acronis wins where skills are thin Say goodbye to shipping backup tapes from remote offices with file virtualization Load More View All Agile design process takes business to the doghouse and the cloud Acronis wins where skills are thin Data Domain makes remote office data deduplication push WAN WAFS and remote offices Load More View All News Cloud storage issues security vendors and infrastructure options Say goodbye to shipping backup tapes from remote offices with file virtualization ROBO Part 1 Consolidating remote offices Remote backup What are the alternatives to tape View All Problem solve ADS BY GOOGLE Latest TechTarget resources CIO AU Security AU Data Backup Disaster Recovery SMB Storage Storage Channel Search CIO com au Internet of Things Food safety apps set to emerge Food safety could emerge as a key application for the Internet of Things in the coming months providing real time visibility in Cloud security culture a building block for today s businesses As organizations today move more data to the cloud it s important to cultivate a cloud security culture and enlist a CISO a new How to do an advanced data analytics project on the cheap Delivering an advanced data analytics project to the

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  • WAFS helps with weightier matters
    C drives The online approach is not however entirely inappropriate as storing data entirely offsite is the essence of a backup solution using a Wide Area File Services WAFS WAFS solutions involve the creation of a single namespace to cover all of a business operations including remote offices While remote users save their files it feels as if they are accessing a local storage resource but the reality is that their data is transmitted over the WAN and stored in a central facility Frequently used or recently accessed files can instead be stored on a local appliance that collaborates with headquarters to implement WAFS or even on server attached storage running WAFS software Graham Schultz Brocade s ANZ Country Manager advances WAFS as a sensible remote office solution thanks to its low administration requirements for remote offices WAFS policies are established and administered remotely and arrange transmission of remote office data without user intervention is another plus One weakness of the WAFS approach is its reliance on reliable WAN links and the potential to choke a WAN link during a large restore operation EMC s Clive Gold suggests one way around this is to understand that even when using online solutions like WAFS other technologies have plenty to offer when you restore Never underestimate the bandwidth of a truck he says suggesting that sometimes it is easiest to rebuild a drive or appliance and ship it back to your remote offices Tomorrow Software secrets Dig Deeper on Remote storage considerations All News Problem Solve Cloud storage issues security vendors and infrastructure options Agile design process takes business to the doghouse and the cloud Acronis wins where skills are thin Say goodbye to shipping backup tapes from remote offices with file virtualization Load More View All Agile design process takes business to the doghouse and the cloud Acronis wins where skills are thin Data Domain makes remote office data deduplication push WAN WAFS and remote offices Load More View All News Cloud storage issues security vendors and infrastructure options Say goodbye to shipping backup tapes from remote offices with file virtualization ROBO Part 1 Consolidating remote offices Remote backup What are the alternatives to tape View All Problem solve ADS BY GOOGLE Latest TechTarget resources CIO AU Security AU Data Backup Disaster Recovery SMB Storage Storage Channel Search CIO com au Internet of Things Food safety apps set to emerge Food safety could emerge as a key application for the Internet of Things in the coming months providing real time visibility in Cloud security culture a building block for today s businesses As organizations today move more data to the cloud it s important to cultivate a cloud security culture and enlist a CISO a new How to do an advanced data analytics project on the cheap Delivering an advanced data analytics project to the business can cost a fortune But with some imagination CIOs can do it for Search Security com au Weigh the benefits risks of going mobile in

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  • CDP platform specifications
    NAS if it is SQL 2000 certified Backup Support BackupExec NetBackup Networker Time Navigator NetVault CommVault TSM Protection Scope Laptop and desktop PCs running client operating environments Product Comment Atempo LiveBackup is transparent continuous data protection for desktop and laptop PCs in the global enterprise featuring self serve file recovery and comprehensive disaster recovery tools Release date Currently available Base price range 25 to 75 per protected PC depending on volume Mgmt Software SMS Unicenter Marimba Detailed Specs http www atempo com livebackup Vendor URL http www atempo com Return to the beginning Product Snapshot 3 Product Atempo Inc LiveServ Software Hardware Software running on server or client hardware True CDP 1 Yes Block or File based LiveServ is application based Agents used Yes Single File Restores Yes single email message restore Granularity Individual Exchange bricks emails calendar items contacts etc Storage Reduction Yes single instancing and delta block elimination Apps Supported Microsoft Exchange 2000 and 2003 Max Journal Size Not available Storage Supported Direct Attach SAN iSCSI based NAS if it is SQL 2000 certified Backup Support BackupExec NetBackup Networker Time Navigator NetVault CommVault TSM Protection Scope Microsoft Exchange email servers Product Comment LiveServ is a continuous data protection CDP solution for Exchange Recover messages mailboxes or databases from any previous point in time without disrupting Exchange availability Release date Currently available Base price range Up to 250 mailboxes 2490 251 1000 mailboxes 3990 Mgmt Software SMS Unicenter Marimba Detailed Specs http www atempo com liveserv Vendor URL http www atempo com Return to the beginning Product Snapshot 4 Product Availl Inc Continuous Backup Software Hardware Software only solution supporting all windows platforms True CDP 1 Yes real time continuous backup providing an RPO approaching zero Block or File based Availl Continuous Backup for standard file CDP is file based Availl Continuous Backup for Databases is block based Agents used Yes an agent runs on each server in the configuration source and target Single File Restores Yes can restore data on a file by file basis Granularity Database is at the individual write I O File is at the byte level Storage Reduction Byte level differencing and compression Apps Supported SQL Max Journal Size Unlimited Storage Supported All Windows based storage systems Backup Support All traditional backup software and hardware is supported Protection Scope Backup Failover and Failback recovery over LAN WAN Product Comment Availl s backup software delivers real time continuous data protection failover and failback capabilities across the LAN WAN Release date Currently available Base price range 995 00 to 2 495 00 Mgmt Software Not available Detailed Specs http www availl com 2005 prod backup db htm Vendor URL www availl com Return to the beginning Product Snapshot 5 Product CA XOsoft WANSync Software Hardware Software running on Microsoft Exchange 5 5 2000 2003 Microsoft SQL 7 2000 Oracle Database 8i 9i and files servers True CDP 1 Yes Continuously captures writes for application or database events such as input output patterns checkpoints log file rotation

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  • CDP platform purchase considerations
    for Microsoft Exchange It s important to understand the applications that CDP will protect and then select a suitable CDP product Consider software vs hardware deployment CDP appliances such as Revivio s CPS 1200 are basically CDP servers with software and storage that are packaged for quick deployment In most cases CDP is purchased as software that is installed on an available server in the enterprise using the server s storage or other storage in the data center a k a host based Both approaches will generally yield the same result However software based CDP is less expensive to acquire but installations often require more time and technical expertise than hardware based appliances Remember that CDP may require anywhere from 5 to 40 more space for journal storage so an application with 100 terabytes TB of storage may need another 5 TB to 40 TB for CDP journaling This may require a storage upgrade to provide adequate storage for the CDP platform Evaluate the impact of CDP on the production network Data must be passed from the application s to the CDP product and this additional traffic will demand some amount of network bandwidth This can sometimes adversely affect network performance Performance is generally influenced more with in band CDP products that actually sit in the data stream potentially forming a bottleneck to network traffic Out of band CDP products typically impose fewer traffic problems but rely instead on agents that can complicate application server configurations and maintenance Evaluate any CDP product in advance to determine its impact on your service levels Consider security issues with CDP Many CDP platforms allow users to recover lost or corrupted files themselves While this can save substantial time and trouble for the storage administrator it does raise a serious question of data security Before implementing a CDP product understand the security issues involved in data access and restoration Understand how recoveries are authorized and secured to prevent theft or malicious abuse CDP is not a replacement backup technology Analysts agree that CDP addresses a specific data protection need and should be considered as part of an overall data protection strategy CDP should not replace established backup technologies like snapshots or tape backup and it is typically used in conjunction with those conventional tools The CDP product specifications page in this chapter covers the following products Asempra Technologies Inc Business Continuity Server BCS Atempo Inc LiveBackup Atempo Inc LiveServ for Microsoft Exchange Availl Inc Availl Continuous Backup CA XOsoft WANSync DataCore Software Traveller CPR Continuous Protection and Recovery EMC Corp RecoverPoint software FilesX Inc XpressRestore for Mission Critical Applications IBM Tivoli Continuous Data Protection for Files Lucid8 DigiVault software Mendocino Software InfiniView Microsoft Corp Data Protection Manager 2006 Mimosa Systems Inc NearPoint for Microsoft Exchange Server Peer Software PeerSync Workstation for continuous Desktop and Laptop protection Revivio Inc Continuous Protection System 1200 Symantec Corp Backup Exec Continuous Protection Server Symantec Corp Backup Exec Desktop and Laptop Option DLO TimeSpring Software Corp TimeData Continuous Data

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  • Watching your remote back(up)
    as remote offices are taking on ever greater responsibilities Armed with creativity enhancing productivity applications remote office workers are taking the initiative and authoring the documents they need to get things done in the field making reliable access to files important Many remote offices also rely on local mail servers and as few escape the trend of email becoming a de facto storage location for all manner of data therefore require solid protection of this data too Local accounts teams are contributing to overall finance efforts And distributed sales teams are filing their CRM data into central systems This kind of effort also appreciates local storage lest WAN problems make it impossible for them to access data describing their own work in progress In all cases these remote staff need access to the data they have created with the same urgency as someone located in head office How to protect them According to Ian Hocking Group Manager for Emerging Technologies Solutions at Kaz Group the first approach to consider is PC based backup that automates the transfer of files from PCs to a data centre We find that a significant proportion of corporate data is stored on a PC Hocking says citing IDC data that asserts 60 of a corporation s files reside on C drives Kaz s solution is to install software on a PC that sends any changed files to its data centres which are fronted by a web interface facilitating restoration of data Hocking advances this solution as a hardware independent backup and restoration solution that works for businesses large or small If a customer s PC is stolen they can acquire a new PC re install our agent re enter the cryptography key and restore their data he explains Or we can burn a disk and post it to them if they like Kaz says its solution can be applied to a server too to help remote offices where servers run applications and used are also used for general storage Tomorrow Weightier matters Dig Deeper on Remote storage considerations All News Problem Solve Cloud storage issues security vendors and infrastructure options Agile design process takes business to the doghouse and the cloud Acronis wins where skills are thin Say goodbye to shipping backup tapes from remote offices with file virtualization Load More View All Agile design process takes business to the doghouse and the cloud Acronis wins where skills are thin Data Domain makes remote office data deduplication push WAN WAFS and remote offices Load More View All News Cloud storage issues security vendors and infrastructure options Say goodbye to shipping backup tapes from remote offices with file virtualization ROBO Part 1 Consolidating remote offices Remote backup What are the alternatives to tape View All Problem solve ADS BY GOOGLE Latest TechTarget resources CIO AU Security AU Data Backup Disaster Recovery SMB Storage Storage Channel Search CIO com au Internet of Things Food safety apps set to emerge Food safety could emerge as a key application

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  • Archives overview
    objects with unique designators and locations Since most archival data has a finite lifecycle CAS also manages data retention and disposal in accordance with regulatory or compliance requirements Data reaching its retention limit is systematically deleted One persistent problem with traditional file copies is the inevitable duplication of files If there are 100 different copies of an e mail file attachment all 100 copies are saved in the backup For long term archival storage this kind of inefficiency can quickly exhaust available storage space The real strength of CAS technology is in data deduplication a k a commonality factoring which eliminates duplicated blocks of data Only one iteration of a file is saved and subsequent copies of the file are simply referenced back to the one saved copy If each of those 100 attachments is 2 MB in size archiving to CAS would only take 2 MB to save all 100 attachment references instead of 200 MB with an ordinary disk system Compression techniques may also be employed to reduce disk space even further CAS products Major vendors in the CAS market include in no particular order EMC Corp Nexsan Technologies Sun Microsystems Inc StorageTek Permabit Inc Hewlett Packard Co Bycast Inc IBM and Avamar Technologies Inc Most CAS vendors possess a remarkably similar view of CAS though each vendor puts its own unique stamp on the technology Storage Learning On The Go Download this overview and listen on your iPod or laptop For most products the main emphasis is on data deduplication where redundant pieces of information are eliminated to reduce the total archival storage requirements Avamar s Axion product is particularly notable for this feature breaking files into small blocks that Avamar calls atomics When changes are made to a file or a new file is archived only the new changed blocks are actually stored to disk Reducing the total storage demands also speeds conventional backups or restorations because there is less data volume to transfer Once data is passed to CAS it cannot change and must be protected against theft so other CAS products emphasize the immutability and security of archival data Nexsan s Assureon product incorporated AES 256 bit encryption to protect files relegated to the archive The Assureon also adds serialization to track the existence of each CAS location and prevent file tampering Serialized locations can be scanned periodically to verify the integrity of each file and any files that are damaged or incomplete can be dealt with promptly Still other CAS platforms embrace search and scalability features Search capability relies on sophisticated metadata to help users to locate relevant file content long after the original file creator may have forgotten about it Scalability is important to handle archival growth and handle huge numbers of CAS objects into the billions over the long term EMC and Sun products both favor these areas Applications of CAS CAS products are deployed in a wide variety of roles that extend well beyond archival storage to embrace backup restoration

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  • EMC CEO postpones Australia visit
    I confirm that I have read and accepted the Terms of Use and Declaration of Consent By submitting your email address you agree to receive emails regarding relevant topic offers from TechTarget and its partners You can withdraw your consent at any time Contact TechTarget at 275 Grove Street Newton MA You also agree that your personal information may be transferred and processed in the United States and that you have read and agree to the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy Mr Tucci was expected to visit this week and had scheduled a briefing with the press this Friday to explain EMC s strategy in the wake of its many recent acquisitions TechTarget ANZ understands he was also planning to meet with local customers and staff EMC s PR agency said the postponement was due to unforeseen circumstances and high level activity The visit has been rescheduled for March Dig Deeper on Data storage vendors All News Problem Solve SGI adopts hybrid storage for clustered NAS Symantec aims Data Insight 3 0 at unstructured data management IT data storage priorities 2012 Virtualization dedupe and cloud NetApp announces Big Data solutions as market grows Load More View All SGI adopts hybrid storage for clustered NAS Symantec aims Data Insight 3 0 at unstructured data management NetApp announces Big Data solutions as market grows I spy web servers which don t lie Load More View All News IT data storage priorities 2012 Virtualization dedupe and cloud VNXe the jewel as EMC caned for broken record VNX marketing Sun ZFS 101 View All Problem solve ADS BY GOOGLE Latest TechTarget resources CIO AU Security AU Data Backup Disaster Recovery SMB Storage Storage Channel Search CIO com au Internet of Things Food safety apps set to emerge Food safety could emerge as a key application for the Internet of Things in the coming months providing real time visibility in Cloud security culture a building block for today s businesses As organizations today move more data to the cloud it s important to cultivate a cloud security culture and enlist a CISO a new How to do an advanced data analytics project on the cheap Delivering an advanced data analytics project to the business can cost a fortune But with some imagination CIOs can do it for Search Security com au Weigh the benefits risks of going mobile in the enterprise Smartphone and tablet use in the enterprise can help boost productivity improve employee satisfaction and lower costs However Conquer BYOD risks with mobile device management Bring your own device has a number of inherent security challenges Expert Lisa Phifer explains how a mobile device management The IT security gold rush is on Security budgets in Australia are soaring as hacking incidents reach new levels Search Data Backup Data protection technologies Experts offer predictions Predictions for data protection in 2016 include the resurgence of tape rise of copy data management special optimized options Veeam Availability Suite to get physical complement Veeam CEO Ratmir

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