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  • Backup apps -- How newer storage backup products compare, page 2
    and capture block level changes to create a consistent and recoverable system image at various times throughout the day While not true CDP it allows users to create recoverable images more often than once a day Data encryption capabilities also vary widely For instance CA s BrightStor ARCserve Backup includes host based encryption that allows administrators to specify which files they want to include or exclude from encrypting as well as what level of encryption they wish to apply to files However there are several downsides to using host based encryption Turning on encryption requires a password to be set prior to initiating the backup and the password must be available when a restore is done Second using host based encryption increases CPU overhead on the server during backup and recovery which can affect backup performance Users also need to verify what levels of encryption the backup software supports and which ones they use Products such as EMC s Retrospect support an older encryption algorithm DES 56 which if used can be hacked in 35 minutes or less by simply using all possible 56 bit key combinations Syncsort Backup Express and Symantec Backup Exec plan to incorporate encryption into their products later this year Disk backup As vendors integrate disk into the backup process and claim support for features like disk to disk to tape D2D2T users need to verify how vendors are implementing this functionality One of the least desirable ways to implement D2D2T is when the backup software treats the disk as a target and dumps the data to disk This requires the backup software to back up the dump file again from disk to tape and two restores must be done first from tape back to disk and then from disk to the original location It can also result in the backup software losing track of the dump files and the contents of the files EMC employs a variation of this approach to centrally manage backup files created by its SMB Retrospect product Retrospect will back up data on remote office servers and desktops to disk located in the remote office Central data centers can then use EMC s enterprise NetWorker to gather the dump files created by Retrospect from the remote offices and store them centrally However multiple administrators may need to get involved to restore files because Retrospect may not know where the dump file resides if the remote office s disk copy has been deleted Back to Part 1 Dig Deeper on Data backup processes All News Problem Solve Maritime museum backs up with HP LeftHand Microsoft EMC preparing SnapImage upgrade for Solaris Users shun VMware backup technologies stick to older products ASIC flags database virtualization push as part of massive Symantec backup rollout Load More View All Maritime museum backs up with HP LeftHand Microsoft EMC preparing SnapImage upgrade for Solaris Users shun VMware backup technologies stick to older products ASIC flags database virtualization push as part of massive Symantec backup rollout Load

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  • Backup apps -- How newer storage backup products compare
    do snapshots of dense file systems file systems that contain millions of small files Syncsort Inc s Backup Express might better satisfy snapshot requirements than products from major enterprise backup software vendors Backup Express allows users to overcome the inability of NetApp s native SnapVault snapshot feature to quickly execute snapshots on dense file systems Executing a native SnapVault snapshot on a dense file system can take 24 hours or longer to complete Using Syncsort s Backup Express which includes hooks into NetApp s OS APIs allows users to complete the same snapshot in seconds Another instance where users may want to consider using a lesser known backup product is remote office support Rik Un a TSM administrator with a Houston based oil and gas company is often called on to fly to remote sites to help administrators set up the corporate TSM product Though Un works with TSM on a daily basis and is a certified TSM administrator he likes CommVault Inc s Galaxy because it takes less time to set up and is more intuitive to manage even though it lacks some of TSM s features TSM s setup and management interface is horrific Un says Shops that make the wholesale switch to another backup software product usually cite multiple reasons for the change Becky Berg a system administrator at Farm Credit Services of America in Omaha NE was tasked with backing up her company s 47 remote offices to the central office The firm s existing product Symantec s Backup Exec didn t provide her with the ability to accomplish the task at that time She looked at Symantec s Veritas NetBackup product but found it to be out of her price range Berg chose CommVault s Galaxy which offered all of the features she required and she says cost quite a bit less than NetBackup One feature she particularly likes is the round robin media agent which identifies the least busy tape drive on the firm s Spectra Logic Corp T10000 tape library and sends the backup job to that tape drive Berg also plans to use CommVault s QiNetix DataMigrator software which moves files according to age and last use from primary to secondary storage Some backup products geared to SMBs are being enhanced with enterprise class product features For example Symantec made the following improvements to Backup Exec last year Version 10d allows users to do Web based file recovery Administrators can manage all Backup Exec media servers from a central interface A continuous data protection CDP option backs up a server at a remote site and using a filter driver that runs continuously sends all file changes to the central office on a schedule set up by the administrator to optimise wide are network WAN usage Dig Deeper on Data backup processes All News Problem Solve Maritime museum backs up with HP LeftHand Microsoft EMC preparing SnapImage upgrade for Solaris Users shun VMware backup technologies stick to older products ASIC flags database virtualization

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  • EMC revamps hardware line
    chatter while also ensuring the company s machines remain genuine technical leadership The products announced were A new entry level model of the Symmetrix Dubbed the DMX 3 model 950 the new device is designed to occupy less space and consume less power than its predecessors while offering capacity for 32 36 disks and supporting fibre channel iSCSI and Gigiabit Ethernet connectivity A combined Fibre Channel iSCSI CLARiiON CX3 UltraScale series systems which also gains EMC s Navisphere software to offer enhanced tuning of the device to cope with different application service levels The machine also shops with software wizards that EMC says makes them suitable for customers to configure alone and unaided an advance that makes a compulsory installation fee a thing of the past A third generation of the EMC Disk Library now capable of storing up to 70 petabytes New models of its Celerra NAS devices some in blade form factor EMC Australia s Product Manager Clive Gold said the new generation of products will typically cost 15 20 less than their predecessors Gold also emphasised the power efficiency of the new systems a feature he said is a response to users desires for lower power bills and also the realities of the modern data centre where adding new power infrastructure is an expense few of EMC s customers incur willingly We can deliver 70 better power efficiency than our rivals he said asserting that this new feature in concert with the enhancements to the company s hardware cement its leadership All of the new products will be available this quarter Some are already shipping Dig Deeper on iSCSI SAN storage All News Problem Solve Using Nimble Storage construction firm reconstructs storage set up Nexsan launches unified storage architecture with flash cache ISCSI replacing Fibre Channel as dominant storage network technology ISCSI storage gets performance makeover Load More View All Using Nimble Storage construction firm reconstructs storage set up Nexsan launches unified storage architecture with flash cache ISCSI replacing Fibre Channel as dominant storage network technology ISCSI storage gets performance makeover Load More View All News iSCSI SANs getting enterprise boost by shared storage virtual servers ISCSI for beginners iSCSI network configuration design and optimization Testing iSCSI SAN performance with Iometer Load More 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

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  • What can providers do? Online storage dissected Part 5
    and agree to the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy Balaouras identifies six services to expect from an outsourced provider of online storage Hosted primary storage Some companies offer SAN NAS and other storage services typically associated with self hosting in the data centre but over the WAN These services are offered on demand Outsourced remote storage management This service sees an outsourcer focus on management rather than actually hosting storage infrastructure The client maintains its own hardware entrusting management of it and operation of the required tools to the service provider Managed remote backup and recovery These services see a service provider take responsibility for backing up their clients data sourced from PCs and servers alike transporting it over the WAN to their data centres and then ensuring its availability for operational archival or recovery tasks Managed disaster recovery basic A basic outsourced disaster recovery service provides remote replication for recovery but does not use the same hardware as the client Data is accessible but as the infrastructure is not replicated some lag may occur before usage Managed disaster recovery advanced Advanced disaster recovery services include remote mirroring and replication and go a step further to also replicate all the infrastructure expertise and services The result is the chance to failover to the service provider s shadow systems in the event of a disaster Managed remote archiving Here the provider archives data using its own technology and on its own sites but grooms the data for easy access when required for compliance and other tasks involving discovery Back to Part 4 Dig Deeper on Buying data storage All News Problem Solve Data center upgrade saves ICF International millions Storage supplies constrained by Thai floods Seagate Samsung combine forces for magnetic and solid state disk Seagate says MLC flash now reliable enough for enterprise use Load More View All Data center upgrade saves ICF International millions Storage supplies constrained by Thai floods Seagate Samsung combine forces for magnetic and solid state disk Seagate says MLC flash now reliable enough for enterprise use Load More View All News What is cloud storage 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

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  • The return of outsourcing? Online storage dissected Part 4
    Providers SSPs Rise From The Ashes excerpted below says that the success of these new and emerging storage service providers and their online offerings is attributable to several factors Focus The majority of SSPs are concentrating on secondary storage requirements to support business continuity disaster recovery and backup and data retention archiving content to satisfy regulatory requirements legal discovery requirements and corporate policies Lower disk costs The cost of disk storage has been declining by as much 30 per year for the past several years Meanwhile new low cost disk drive technologies like SATA have driven down the cost of disk space for near line storage even further There is also the availability of storage systems purpose built for storing archival content such as EMC s Centera and HP s Reference Information Storage System RISS that self configure self heal and scale to store hundreds of TBs of data Storage systems such as these enable enterprises and SSPs to manage hundreds of TBs of storage more cost effectively than they ever could in the past Wide area networking for the masses During the past two years telecommunications service providers have been steadily improving their SLAs The advent of these new networking options represents a sea change in storage related network transport services Storage management software matures Storage resource management SRM software has increased the number of terabytes that a single administrator can manage and has made it easier both to provision shared storage and to monitor service levels Backup and replication optimized for the WAN Vendors have optimized their backup and replication technologies to operate over the WAN Today you can manage a global instance of a data protection application to back up or replicate data over the WAN to a central site In addition these applications require much less bandwidth than in the past because they now send only differential or incremental changes Back to Part 3 Dig Deeper on Buying data storage All News Problem Solve Data center upgrade saves ICF International millions Storage supplies constrained by Thai floods Seagate Samsung combine forces for magnetic and solid state disk Seagate says MLC flash now reliable enough for enterprise use Load More View All Data center upgrade saves ICF International millions Storage supplies constrained by Thai floods Seagate Samsung combine forces for magnetic and solid state disk Seagate says MLC flash now reliable enough for enterprise use Load More View All News What is cloud storage 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

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  • The reseller's friend? Online storage dissected Part 3
    this makes it hard to convince their customers that investment in storage mismanagement hardware and software is worthwhile Simple solutions prevail and data integrity is seldom assured due to under investment and scant attention being paid to the processes that protect data The result Failed attempts to restore data only re enforce cynicism Online storage has the potential to rectify this situation in two ways one of which is automation of backups Online storage providers software that incrementally backs up data every time a PC shuts down makes it far more likely that SMES will back up consistently while the fact their data then goes into a presumably well managed data centre means successful restoration of data becomes more likely The other way online storage can assist SMEs was introduced to searchstorage com au during September s Storage Networking World Conference Several resellers who stopped at our booth expressed considerable enthusiasm at the prospect that online storage would let them manage their SME clients data online instead of having to visit their premises to restore files Doing so lowers resellers costs and they believe improves their customers experience That desire harmonises with Spheritec Managing Director David Glavonjic s beliefs about his own online storage product You need to put restore capabilities back into the hands of the end user he says Give the user total control We are not saying we want no involvement But the fewer points where end users want to get in touch with you the better How many storage administrators of conventional equipment wish they could say the same Back to Part 2 Dig Deeper on Buying data storage All News Problem Solve Data center upgrade saves ICF International millions Storage supplies constrained by Thai floods Seagate Samsung combine forces for magnetic and solid state disk Seagate says MLC flash now reliable enough for enterprise use Load More View All Data center upgrade saves ICF International millions Storage supplies constrained by Thai floods Seagate Samsung combine forces for magnetic and solid state disk Seagate says MLC flash now reliable enough for enterprise use Load More View All News What is cloud storage 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

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  • Breaking up is easy to do? Online storage dissected Part 2
    Clive Gold Vice Chairman of SNIA ANZ and National Product Marketing Director for EMC online storage offers several strategic applications starting with disaster recovery Consider If you look at an org that has info all over the company he says Maybe that organisation has great storage skills in head office but not in its Melbourne office Rather than replicating those skills and infrastructure he suggests online storage has a role to play A second data centre is very expensive he says and disaster recovery can be achieved by using online storage instead Our service partners have facilities you could not ever build for yourself Their online facilities can do the job that office needs Hosted storage providers should also he says be able to assist with the implementation of wider storage strategies such as information lifecycle management again thanks to the scale of their infrastructure in this case software as well as hardware They hosted providers have got a lot of expertise to help set policies he says You can almost think of them as outsourcers for your operational processes around storage as well as an outsourced provider of infrastructure Gold is also keen to point out that online storage offers flexibility that in house facilities may struggle to match It is so much easier to start small and then scale up with an on demand online storage environment he says They also offer a chance to shrink the amount of storage you use and you cannot do any other way At times of peak demand you could say I need another 10T for six weeks At the end of that period users simply stop consuming that storage and never need to worry about it again Back to Part 1 Dig Deeper on Buying data storage All News Problem Solve Data center upgrade saves ICF International millions Storage supplies constrained by Thai floods Seagate Samsung combine forces for magnetic and solid state disk Seagate says MLC flash now reliable enough for enterprise use Load More View All Data center upgrade saves ICF International millions Storage supplies constrained by Thai floods Seagate Samsung combine forces for magnetic and solid state disk Seagate says MLC flash now reliable enough for enterprise use Load More View All News What is cloud storage 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

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  • Home in the cloud? Online storage dissected Part 1
    was 2001 and the press release spoke of a bold new beginning Australian businesses will have wideband access to a super high availability data centre housing large scale storage devices based on a pay as you go model without the infrastructure investment The authors of the release were Telstra and EMC who trumpeted that the two have combined their skills to tap into the rapidly growing Australian information storage business which had revenues of A 731 million for calendar year 2000 Fast forward five years and the overall storage market has soared well beyond those levels and changed beyond recognition Yet today there s little evidence that business has taken up the opportunity to store its data online as the pair envisioned But the dream of online storage has not died Google and Microsoft are reported to be working at frenzied pace to develop storage offerings that offer users the chance to store all of their data in the cloud freeing themselves from the need to manage a personal hard disk worry about backup or indeed tie themselves to one computer Dozens of startups are pursuing the same idea Wollongong based Omnidrive is an example of this trend The company offers either a Windows client or web based tools for home users to upload their files into its storage facilities Box net mediamax com mozy com and many others offer the same facilities and usually target consumers as their customers with the promise of preserving their digital photos and other personal files The wide availability of broadband is of course the reason these offerings are now possible and the advent of fast cheap Internet access has made consumer grade online storage by far the most visible manifestation of online storage Quietly however some corporate interest has developed too Most businesses find most employees do not back up says David Glavonjic managing director of online storage company Spheritec That is what is driving the changes People are saying we have to automate and for that you need online offsite capability Dig Deeper on Buying data storage All News Problem Solve Data center upgrade saves ICF International millions Storage supplies constrained by Thai floods Seagate Samsung combine forces for magnetic and solid state disk Seagate says MLC flash now reliable enough for enterprise use Load More View All Data center upgrade saves ICF International millions Storage supplies constrained by Thai floods Seagate Samsung combine forces for magnetic and solid state disk Seagate says MLC flash now reliable enough for enterprise use Load More View All News What is cloud storage 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

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