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  • Centrelink to create private storage cloud in ILM push
    be measured monitored and reported such that customer charging can be established Monitoring and reporting on the storage data is a critical component of the ILM model An ability to report the storage use is fundamental to the management classification and optimisation of the storage environment The tender also lists the following items as ideas and technologies it intends to consider describing them as components of a modernised environment Private Shared Cloud Storage as a Service Multi Tenancy Storage optimisation techniques implemented Optimised purchasing timeline with capacity on demand Well defined service offerings A dynamic environment that can take advantage of new functions as they become available A contractual arrangement that allows Centrelink to engage certain specialist services as required The project is motivated by the desire to achieve ILM goals but also because the agency s current storage arrangements expire in 2011 The new arrangements it seeks will see panel of nine vendors created each of which will then be assigned to sub panels each of which will be able to bid for nine areas of storage namely 1 Mainframe direct attached disk 2 Open systems disk 3 Archive appliances 4 Tape infrastructure 5 Tape media 6 Backup and restore capability 7 Storage fabric 8 Storage management software 9 Vendor backed services Panelists will be permitted to sit on multiple sub panels The tender also includes a description of Centrelink s current storage environment which appears dominated by Brocade Sun Oracle and Tivoli Storage Manager Interestingly the tender also mentions that the agency will soon commission three EMC Symmetrix VMAX arrays with a capacity of 2800TB in its mainframe environment The description of the agency s current environment does not however mention a single NetApp product SearchStorage ANZ imagines that vendor s private cloud implementations at Suncorp Telstra and CenITex will mean it is salivating at the prospect of bidding for this tender 130 year archive Another element of the tender that will surely attract interest is its requirement for Archiving solutions for email and unstructured data with a range of data retention values and deep data archiving with a potential data retention period of up to 130 years The tender goes on to explain that this component of the project will be critical to the success of Centrelink s Digitisation and Paper Reduction programs which aim to digitise all client facing forms There is an expectation that Centrelink will be storing multi millions of images per year at the height of the project This initiative has a requirement to not only store images of forms but also to guarantee the integrity of the images provide non repudiation functionality and provide the ability to retrieve archived information for viewing in real time Dig Deeper on Australian storage news and case studies All News Australian Bureau of Statistics counts on no storage team HP for census Bad Sectors the latest storage news How ASIC stops I O storms hurting its SANs Bad Sectors Amazon warns on S3 security UXC and

    Original URL path: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com.au/news/2240022719/Centrelink-to-create-private-storage-cloud-in-ILM-push (2016-02-10)
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  • News, Analysis and Opinion for Tape backup - SearchStorage.com.au
    of the Ultrium standard is so fast and has so much capacity that many users will ignore it July 14 2009 14 Jul 09 Virtual tape libraries grow up speed up up the ante A new wave of virtual tape libraries are faster scale higher and offer more flexibility for their owners June 30 2009 30 Jun 09 LTO 5 Fast vast but still the past The next generation of the Ultrium standard is so fast and has so much capacity that many users will ignore it February 10 2009 10 Feb 09 Sectors NetApp says EMC Centera loses data gets slapped by blogosphere NetApp has tried to smear EMC starting a blogosphere brawl which embroiled Symantec but may have left egg on its face February 10 2009 10 Feb 09 Sectors NetApp says EMC Centera loses data gets slapped by blogosphere NetApp has tried to smear EMC starting a blogosphere brawl which embroiled Symantec but may have left egg on its face November 24 2008 24 Nov 08 Reliance Australia relies on tape for future archival needs Water valve company Reliance Australia has adopted a new tape library to preserve its LTO x collection April 15 2008 15 Apr 08 Melbourne Health consolidates 1000 DAT tapes into a single database Melbourne Health has created new infrastructure to manage medical images October 09 2007 09 Oct 07 Tape encryption purchases Part One Essential issues Part one of our buying guide details which factors go into purchasing a data encryption hardware or software product April 19 2007 19 Apr 07 Dell releases LTO 4 drive Dell is first out of the gate with the new LTO 4 drive which offers native encryption Sun unveils new array and deepens its relationship with FalconStor June 07 2006 07 Jun 06 Tape backup overview Tape is the quintessential backup technology providing cost effective long term data storage for all business types and sizes Although performance is relatively slow tape fits well into the storage architecture allowing users to store a large May 15 2006 15 May 06 Tape and disk encryption product roundup With tape and disk encryption products becoming more popular storage administrators have more options in how to protect sensitive information at rest in the data center and in flight across public networks 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

    Original URL path: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com.au/info/news/Tape-backup (2016-02-10)
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  • Tape encryption purchases Part Two: LTO-4 considerations
    storage administrators may find themselves in a quagmire Either forego tape encryption until their backup software products are updated to support the new drives or forego their existing backup software in favour of the backup tools bundled with the drive Consider drive features that improve performance Tape based encryption should have little if any noticeable impact on drive or backup system performance But the drive s features should help mitigate any performance mismatch between the drive and backup server If the backup server is too slow and cannot stream data to the tape drive continuously the tape drive must stop reposition and start again Such shoeshining is a common behaviour but it can be detrimental to the tape drive and media Today s advanced tape drives offer large buffers and can adjust their transfer rate and internal speed to match the server HP calls this feature data rate matching DRM allowing its tape drives to dynamically adjust from 40 MBps to 120 MBps Weigh the importance of tape drive standardisation Not all encryption capable tape drives are fully compatible with the capacity or compression levels called out in the LTO 4 standard For example IBM s Tape Drive Express TS2340 specifically calls out the LTO Ultrium 4 standard at 800 GB capacity and 120 MBps throughput uncompressed and 1 6 TB capacity and 240 MBps throughput compressed However Sun s T10000 drive touts 500 GB capacity and 120 MBps throughput uncompressed and promises up to 3 to 1 compression Although tape cartridges that are written on an LTO 4 drive should be readable on any LTO 4 drive those tapes may not be readable on non standard drives and vice versa Encryption should also be standard For example a tape encrypted in an LTO 4 drive should be readable in another LTO 4 drive as long as both drives support LTO 4 and a suitable key is supplied Consider how the key is stored and used A key is needed to encrypt the data but a key is also needed to recover the encrypted data This usually involves storing the key where it is accessible to the tape Some drives store the encryption key directly on the tape and the key itself is encrypted with public key cryptography asymmetric keys This makes it possible to share encrypted tapes between trusted partners or multiple data centres without having to transmit keys In other cases the key is stored in a dedicated key management appliance and a key identifier is placed on the tape When that tape is read the tape requests the corresponding key from the appliance Consider how the key management system adds security to the organisation but also evaluate the level of complexity cost and the effect that any future hardware changes or disasters might have on the key management process Consider support for the operating system New devices typically require a corresponding device driver so the addition of an LTO 4 encryption capable drive should also include a

    Original URL path: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com.au/tip/Tape-encryption-purchases-Part-Two-LTO-4-considerations (2016-02-10)
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  • What you need to know about LTO-4 tape
    capacity you simply exchange tape cartridges But tell that to any backup administrator and they ll point you to overcrowded tape autoloaders and lament the burden of managing hundreds even thousands of cartridges The reality is that tapes still cost money and they fill up quickly LTO 4 tapes offer a native uncompressed capacity of 800 GB This is double the capacity of LTO 3 LTO 4 tape drives such as IBM s TS2430 tout native data transfer rates of 120 megabytes per second MBps When 2 to 1 compression is enabled LTO 4 can achieve 1 6 terabytes TB of storage with effective data transfers of 240 MBps The standard form factor for LTO cartridges is called Ultrium LTO 4 tape encryption Backup tape users are increasingly sensitive to data security in the wake of high profile data loss incidents and encryption techniques have appeared to help ensure security For example if an unencrypted tape is lost or stolen its data is at risk But if an encrypted tape is lost or stolen its data is still considered to be secure Thus the use of encryption has a profound effect on corporate liability and reporting obligations Encryption has traditionally been performed through the backup software or through a standalone encryption appliance but LTO 4 tape drives include 256 bit AES GCM encryption as a native feature Native encryption eliminates the performance penalty of software based encryption and the expense of encryption appliances However encryption key management is a critical issue that a user should discuss with the LTO 4 vendor or value added reseller VAR LTO 4 backward compatibility Since Ultrium drives are expected to read and write data to a cartridge in its own generation and at least the prior generation LTO 4 tape drives should also be fully compatible with existing LTO 3 cartridges though the capacity and performance benefits will be lost when using LTO 3 tapes This will help to preserve any existing investment in LTO 3 media while LTO 4 drives and tapes are deployed This was first published in August 2007 Dig Deeper on Tape backup All News Problem Solve Family Court of Australia seeks new tape drives sticks with LTO 4 Victoria seeks storage for 25 000 tapes LTO 5 Fast vast but still the past Virtual tape libraries grow up speed up up the ante Load More View All Family Court of Australia seeks new tape drives sticks with LTO 4 Victoria seeks storage for 25 000 tapes LTO 5 Fast vast but still the past Virtual tape libraries grow up speed up up the ante Load More View All News Tape encryption purchases Part Two LTO 4 considerations Seven ways to minimise tape failure Calculating MTTF mean time to failure for tape libraries 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

    Original URL path: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com.au/tip/What-you-need-to-know-about-LTO-4-tape (2016-02-10)
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  • Troubleshoot and Solve Tape backup Problems - SearchStorage.com.au
    to LTO 4 Continue Reading Seven ways to minimise tape failure Just like any technology tape drives backup tapes and tape backup software can fail But there are ways to minimise the chances of failure Continue Reading Calculating MTTF mean time to failure for tape libraries Doug Owens explains where to find MTTF data and repair profiles for tape libraries Continue Reading 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 Timashev talks

    Original URL path: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com.au/info/problemsolve/Tape-backup (2016-02-10)
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  • Symantec aims Data Insight 3.0 at unstructured data management
    useful for file data which isn t stored inside databases and is proliferating rapidly in many organizations Ketan Shah Symantec s principal product manager for its Storage and Availability Management Group said the next step for Data Insight will be to incorporate automated data movement capabilities through internal partnerships with Symantec product lines such as Enterprise Vault and external partnerships with cloud providers among others Steve Coplan senior analyst enterprise security practice at 451 Research said NFS support is significant because it provides better support for NetApp Inc and other mainstream NAS products In terms of the competitive dynamics of the storage world that s significant Coplan said Symantec s Shah said the performance improvements in Version 3 0 will also help administrators in big data environments According to Shah Data Insight doesn t use a relational database but a massively parallel data store which keeps the index from becoming a bottleneck The performance improvements include custom and in memory joining of queries and inverted indexing 451 Research s Coplan said another goal for Symantec with Data Insight is to bring together the vendor s storage and security tools Symantec s aim from a strategic perspective is to unify storage management and security management he said Data Insight is the one area where you can actually see that argument having some merit One area of improvement toward that goal is Data Insight s reporting and analytic capabilities Symantec s Shah said once data discovery and custodian identification and assignment are completed Data Insight can provide the custodians with data lifecycle management reports compliance reviews and data loss prevention DLP reviews Administrators can set data retention guidelines based on data types and data ownership Data owned by groups such as human resources or senior management can be secured with specific retention and permissions guidelines The Data Insight software is a standalone product that can also be bundled with Symantec s DLP products but must be purchased separately from Veritas Storage Foundation It s priced by user or terabyte beginning at 5 000 for smaller organizations with up to 250 users Dig Deeper on Data storage vendors All News Problem Solve SGI adopts hybrid storage for clustered NAS IT data storage priorities 2012 Virtualization dedupe and cloud NetApp announces Big Data solutions as market grows I spy web servers which don t lie Load More View All SGI adopts hybrid storage for clustered NAS NetApp announces Big Data solutions as market grows I spy web servers which don t lie Richard Gere loves EMC so it probably isn t worried about NetApp haters 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

    Original URL path: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com.au/news/2240146896/Symantec-aims-Data-Insight-30-at-unstructured-data-management (2016-02-10)
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  • Riverbed Technology debuts Riverbed Granite remote storage appliance
    a non sequential order Riverbed Granite is best suited for write intensive applications with workloads that have low data redundancy and custom applications that use uncommon protocols such as applications that use Advanced Function Printing AFP to convert Apple traffic to Windows It uses predictive algorithms to read the contents of the blocks and makes an intelligent guess of what to pre fetch said John Martin Riverbed s vice president of product management Granite currently supports Dell EqualLogic EMC and NetApp storage arrays and Riverbed plans to add support for more arrays The Steelhead EX and CX devices both use the Riverbed Optimization System RiOS EX boxes contain more memory and storage than CX appliances and Riverbed s Virtual Services Platform VSP previously known as Riverbed Services Platform RSP runs on EX but not on CX VSP lets customers run services such as printing domain name system DNS Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol DHCP and file services at local offices without physical servers Riverbed customer GeoEngineers Inc based in Seattle plans to eliminate a file server in its Redmond Wash branch office after completing its testing phase of the new Granite and Steelhead EX The Granite Core appliance is mounted in front of a Dell EqualLogic storage array in the main data center in Lynnwood Wash and sends block based data via a Microsoft iSCSI initiator over the WAN to the Redmond branch office We configured a virtual machine on the Steelhead EX and through the Granite appliance created a LUN on our EqualLogic array said Mitchel Weinberger information technology manager at GeoEngineers We just create shares and to the user it appears they re accessing the data from a file server in the branch office In our testing the performance is the same as if there s a file server in the office We re actually accelerating iSCSI over the WAN GeoEngineers plans to decommission the file server so that backups will be eliminated from the branch office and done in the data center instead Now I don t have to back up across the WAN Weinberger said Dig Deeper on Data management processes All News Get Started Evaluate Manage Problem Solve Prepare an after action report for disaster recovery What should I consider when crafting an object storage data protection plan How can I implement a scale out architecture for my SMB Keys to a painless data migration process Load More View All Launchpad6 leverages AWS to build video CMS platform Record management standards improved How to improve storage resources utilisation The importance of data migration in storage tiering Load More View All News Prepare an after action report for disaster recovery What should I consider when crafting an object storage data protection plan How can I implement a scale out architecture for my SMB Three considerations to ensure data storage efficiency View All Get started What should I consider when crafting an object storage data protection plan View All Evaluate Prepare an after action report for disaster recovery

    Original URL path: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com.au/news/2240115073/Riverbed-Technology-debuts-Riverbed-Granite-remote-storage-appliance (2016-02-10)
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  • Launchpad6 leverages AWS to build video CMS platform
    told us that Once we started started to really crunch the numbers it just became unrealistic from a start up point of view to do it through those means The bandwidth costs that he was being forced to charge us because of the bandwidth charge he was getting was just ridiculous It was going to put our product at a price point that was just unsellable Beashal and the Launchpad6 team started to look at other options and it became crystal clear that the solution was outside Part of that journey took them towards Amazon Web Services or AWS Although Beashal didn t come from a technical background he found that the AWS solution might be a way past the limitations of local self hosted infrastructure AWS offered the hosting storage bandwidth and distributed network that filled all of Launchpad6 s needs particularly with regards to uptime SLAs It was a no brainer They offered such an array of services that were perfectly suited for what we were trying to do according to Beashal Since their launch Launchpad6 has ingested 30 2GB of video and streamed 162 6GB of video They re currently holding 5 8GB of videos for their clients As a result of the move to a cloud based storage and application solution Launchpad6 has been able to measure the following benefits A 90 reduction in its bandwidth costs 95 cost saving in terms of server hosting maintenance and management Being able to reduce the cost of providing the Launchpad6 contest platform to its clients by 94 A time saving of 4 5 man hours per client site during a platform setup As a result prices have been kept at a reasonable level for customers service delivery has improved and profitability has been boosted Dig Deeper on Data management processes All News Get Started Evaluate Manage Problem Solve Prepare an after action report for disaster recovery What should I consider when crafting an object storage data protection plan How can I implement a scale out architecture for my SMB Keys to a painless data migration process Load More View All Riverbed Technology debuts Riverbed Granite remote storage appliance Record management standards improved How to improve storage resources utilisation The importance of data migration in storage tiering Load More View All News Prepare an after action report for disaster recovery What should I consider when crafting an object storage data protection plan How can I implement a scale out architecture for my SMB Three considerations to ensure data storage efficiency View All Get started What should I consider when crafting an object storage data protection plan View All Evaluate Prepare an after action report for disaster recovery How can I implement a scale out architecture for my SMB Keys to a painless data migration process Three considerations to ensure data storage efficiency View All Manage Converged architecture offerings pick up momentum with IT shops Top 10 enterprise data storage terms from SearchStorage com Eight data migration tips Zoning 101

    Original URL path: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com.au/news/2240111716/Launchpad6-leverages-AWS-to-build-video-CMS-platform (2016-02-10)
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