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  • Zoning, part 3: Zoning schemas
    a simple premise SCSI initiators servers do not need to talk to other SCSI initiators Therefore a very robust approach to avoid any potential problems with servers upsetting each other is to have one server or indeed only one HBA in any zone and then also put into that zone all the storage devices that the host is allowed to talk to Single initiator single target This is the ultimate in security as we are keeping our zones to their absolute usable minimum size and so providing maximum security from our zoning This has been used very successful in a few cases but is not so common Without good software it is hard work to set up and manage Summary As with all things the approach you use will depend as much on your technology as how you operate One thing is for sure You should think about it choose an approach and use it fully and robustly Remember zoning is not the answer to all your problems But it is a vital part of storage provisioning Start off on the right foot even if you think it is overkill in a small storage area network Once you get going in the right direction it will be easier to continue with a robust and reliable approach Happy zoning everyone About the author Simon Gordon is a senior solution architect for McDATA based in the UK Simon has been working as a European expert in storage networking technology for more than 5 years He specializes in distance solutions and business continuity Simon has been working in the IT industry for more than 20 years in a variety or technologies and business sectors including software development systems integration Unix and open systems Microsoft infrastructure design as well as storage networking He is also a contributor to and presenter for the SNIA IP Storage Forum in Europe This was first published in February 2003 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 Launchpad6 leverages AWS to build video CMS platform Record management standards improved How to improve storage resources utilisation 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

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  • Data Domain makes remote office data deduplication push
    a 1U dual core appliance with 750 GB of disk that Data Domain projects can store from 7 TB to 18 TB of deduplicated data It provides inline throughput of 150 GB per hour The next smallest Data Domain appliance the DD510 holds 3 75 TB of physical capacity with a throughput of 290 GB per hour The DD120 s starting list price of 12 500 includes replication The DD510 starts at 19 000 and replication licenses begin at 3 500 The DD120 is the only Data Domain product not available as a virtual tape library VTL It supports NFS and CIFS protocols and the Symantec Veritas NetBackup OpenStorage interface IDC analyst Laura DuBois said organizations are looking to improve the backup process at remote offices where storage management expertise is often lacking Remote tape management practiced by secretaries and administrators is getting pulled out she said Companies are figuring out how they want to do it They re looking at replication or backup to disk but without a doubt they want to do it centrally Is scaling up next While backing up data at remote sites is something organizations have paid more attention to in recent years the large enterprise is generally seen as the next big battlefield for data deduplication It is there where Data Domain s rivals hope to chip away at its dominant market share FalconStor Software Inc added support for larger clusters in its VTL5 software last month and Quantum Corp expects to make its DXi7500 enterprise system available by midyear with support for multiple nodes and both inline and post processing deduplication Sepaton Inc and Diligent Technologies Corp also have enterprise VTLs with data deduplication Data deduplication was adopted early in small enterprises and the midmarket but definitely this is a big topic in the enterprise now DuBois said We do CIO level interviews with enterprise firms and data deduplication increasingly comes up as a requirement White said Data Domain customers can scale by adding expansion shelves or controllers but she acknowledged many enterprises will require clustered systems with a single namespace She said Data Domain expects to have appliances that scale in that manner but gave no timeframe You ll see us going after that space like everybody is trying to White said Those big data centers don t have a broad deployment of deduplication yet there s a lot of tire kicking going on Everybody s trying to get there now 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 WAN WAFS and remote offices Forestry firm picks Riverbed WAFS over Cisco Load More View All News Cloud storage issues security vendors and

    Original URL path: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com.au/news/2240021983/Data-Domain-makes-remote-office-data-deduplication-push (2016-02-10)
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  • WAN/WAFS and remote offices
    technology Riverbed uses the term wide area data services WDS or WADS to include WAFS along with a richer set of WAN optimisation and file access features Cisco uses wide area application services WAAS which is also more comprehensive and feature rich than WAFS Brocade uses the term file area network FAN to refer to a collection of remote file management and access technologies Wide area data management WADM is another term that has recently appeared Role of cache in WAFS Cache serves two key roles in a WAFS platform reducing WAN congestion and overcoming the problem of WAN disruptions Cache reduces WAN congestion by easing redundant data transfers For example each time an employee in a remote office opens an important file that file demands bandwidth as it is transferred from the data centre If a frequently used file is stored in the cache of a remote WAFS appliance it can be accessed without using WAN bandwidth Any changes to the file can then be synchronised back to the data centre as time and bandwidth permit Note The initial file transfer or preloading can take significant time across the WAN Cache also overcomes the problem of WAN disruptions No WAN is 100 reliable and disruptions invariably occur Storing frequently used files in the local appliance allows users to continue using those files even if the WAN connection fails File synchronisation can resume once WAN connectivity is restored The amount of drive cache depends on the size of the appliance A WAFS appliance intended for small offices may only use 100 GB with up to 2 Mbps of WAN connectivity Appliances for larger offices may reach 750 GB with 10 Mbps of connectivity and enterprise class WAFS appliances may supply 3 TB with more than 300 Mbps of connectivity WAN optimisation WAN optimisation is an important attribute of WAFS technology The amount of optimisation varies with the application Some WAFS appliances provide TCP acceleration by repackaging the data into larger packets which improves the WAN performance of a TCP application The latency of specific applications can be further reduced by reducing the number of individual handshakes needed to transfer data Storage administrators should understand the applications in the enterprise and consider the amount of acceleration that each application will achieve WAFS file limitations WAFS still has limitations One is that WAFS relies on caching to store key files locally This means there may be several copies of a file located in the network Not only can this compromise security by multiplying the exposure of a file but it also makes it difficult to keep versions straight as different users access files from different locations Furthermore because WAFS does not support differential changes file synchronisation is not very efficient When a file changes even a small change the entire file must be sent again As a result active files may demand significant bandwidth as they try to remain synchronised between locations The way to mitigate these problems is to discuss these

    Original URL path: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com.au/news/2240021963/WAN-WAFS-and-remote-offices (2016-02-10)
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  • Forestry firm picks Riverbed WAFS over Cisco
    to 90 average data reduction rate while the Cisco product averaged 77 Response time opening the PowerPoint was also 35 faster with Riverbed s product Rasner said configuration problems with Cisco s product also turned him off I have extensive experience with Cisco equipment but I still don t know if it was configured ideally during my test he said Rasner added that 15 of every quote he received for the WAAS product was for professional services to set it up while Riverbed had no such charge thrown in Although it would ve been vastly cheaper to go with Cisco under an existing maintenance agreement Rasner installed Riverbed s 3020 appliance at headquarters in Jacksonville Fla and has been rolling out 1020 and 500 appliances to his branch locations It gives me about 10 times the bandwidth I actually have he said That means a 10 Mbps connection between headquarters and the main branch office in Jessup Ga runs at 100 Mbps and 1 Mbps connections between smaller branch offices will run at 10 Mbps We ve been able to bring 250 servers down to 10 or 15 virtualized hosts and we ll save over a million dollars in the next 24 months in server hardware maintenance alone he said According to Cisco director of product management and marketing Mark Weiner the difference in performance that Rasner saw is typical between WAFS products depending on their network configuration and other factors such as the type of server and the application the customer runs As for the 15 charge for services Weiner said it is not Cisco s policy to mandate services as part of product pricing Cisco officials also said their product is more transparent to existing network infrastructures and at least one former Riverbed user agrees According to Mark Drake network engineer for hospital operator Healthcare Management Associates Inc HMA security practices at his company made Riverbed a no go Riverbed performs a process called Network Address Translation NAT to net all the traffic it optimizes under one IP address which Drake said would violate a policy of separation between each branch facility for patient privacy reasons HMA used Riverbed for transmitting backups between AS400 systems but had to put in a dedicated T1 line to do so for security reasons Moving that over to Cisco will save us 2 500 a month in bandwidth costs he said Riverbed s senior product marketing manager Harold Byun responded that it sounds like he was probably swayed to the Cisco side by some salesmanship if users want to do IP address accounting they can do so on the LAN side of our appliances 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

    Original URL path: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com.au/news/2240021970/Forestry-firm-picks-Riverbed-WAFS-over-Cisco (2016-02-10)
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  • Remote backup: What are the alternatives to tape?
    provide a Corporate E mail Address By submitting my Email address 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 are three best alternatives The best practice is to replicate backups to a remotely located backup device or service on a regular basis This practice reduces the risk in catastrophic disasters where the entire building is lost Short of that regularly collecting tapes and shipping them offsite to a fireproof temperature controlled location is also a best practice This was first published in July 2006 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 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

    Original URL path: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com.au/tip/Remote-backup-What-are-the-alternatives-to-tape (2016-02-10)
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  • CA to sublimate XOsoft brand, launch ARCserve 15 in April
    ARCServe which CA acquired when it bought Cheyenne in 1996 will instead emerge triumphant when the company launches version 15 of its flagship ARCserve product in April XOsoft came with some level of brand recognition said Vicki Batka Director of CA s Recovery Management Business Unit We are looking to the ARCServe brand come April Greater integration between XOsoft s replication tools and ARCserve can also be expected XOsoft was a great standalone product and worked well with us but maybe better with competitors products Batka said Now we have an opportunity to show it is very powerful when attached to ARCserve Another initiative expected to be unveiled in April is new partnerships with managed services providers using CA products to automate backup for their clients Batka said the company currently works with Datacom and Fujitsu for such services in Australia but expects to announce more partners Some will target small businesses with up to 20 employees while others will service medium sized businesses April will also see the release of ARCserve disk to disk a product currently available for download in beta form Disclaimer The author has performs occasional copywriting services for Datacom and has in the past worked for public relations agencies engaged by CA Dig Deeper on Data management software All News Problem Solve Storage infrastructure management doesn t have to be an infrastruggle Firms pleased with Red Hat Gluster as storage investment increases Geoscience Australia selects IBM 3592 cartridges as its tape migration Geoscience Australia selects IBM 3592 cartridges as its tape migration extends beyond ten years Load More View All Storage infrastructure management doesn t have to be an infrastruggle Firms pleased with Red Hat Gluster as storage investment increases Geoscience Australia selects IBM 3592 cartridges as its tape migration Geoscience Australia selects IBM 3592 cartridges as its tape migration extends beyond ten years Load More View All News 11 Tivoli Storage Manager tips Capacity planning Reclaim orphaned storage Archive or backup Archiving unstructured data 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 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

    Original URL path: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com.au/news/2240018916/CA-to-sublimate-XOsoft-brand-launch-ARCserve-15-in-April (2016-02-10)
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  • CommVault connects Simpana to the cloud
    archival storage or pools of data to be indexed for e discovery purposes and can apply policy based automatic tiering to data to ensure that only desired items are migrated to the cloud Sillars said he considers the connector to be a first generation product and hinted at more sophisticated future offerings Pricing for the connector depends on the quantity of storage under management In other CommVault news Sillars said his recent promotion to the Asia Pacific role has left the company without a local managing director but that the post will shortly be filled The company is also close to appointing a Professional Services Director and Sillars said the company is also contemplating a further 15 hires to meet client demand Analyst reaction Enterprise Strategy Group analyst Lauren Whitehouse said CommVault s approach is far different than that of market leader Symantec which got the cloud ball rolling for backup vendors Symantec built up its own cloud services the Symantec Protection Network Whitehouse said CommVault decided We don t want to be in the cloud provider business we want our technology to be an enabler so they go after MSPs They re saying We don t want to be that cloud tier we want to enable it for you Market research suggests little adoption of cloud storage so far but data backup is the application with most interest Garnter analyst Dave Russell said CommVault s differentiator over the major backup software vendors is its use of native REST APIs instead of flat file transmissions They ve chosen to deploy it in a deeper way than what others have described he said Russell said storage shops are still appropriately cautious about changing their backup environment by using the cloud Still he said offering the option now could prompt enterprises to move to the cloud gradually A lot of big businesses might say We ll do it for a subset of data maybe a copy but not our primary copy he said More people might be receptive down the road Dig Deeper on Data management software All News Problem Solve Storage infrastructure management doesn t have to be an infrastruggle Firms pleased with Red Hat Gluster as storage investment increases Geoscience Australia selects IBM 3592 cartridges as its tape migration Geoscience Australia selects IBM 3592 cartridges as its tape migration extends beyond ten years Load More View All Storage infrastructure management doesn t have to be an infrastruggle Firms pleased with Red Hat Gluster as storage investment increases Geoscience Australia selects IBM 3592 cartridges as its tape migration Geoscience Australia selects IBM 3592 cartridges as its tape migration extends beyond ten years Load More View All News 11 Tivoli Storage Manager tips Capacity planning Reclaim orphaned storage Archive or backup Archiving unstructured data 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

    Original URL path: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com.au/news/2240021763/CommVault-connects-Simpana-to-the-cloud (2016-02-10)
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  • Symantec CEO Enrique Salem hints at unstructured data management tools
    read and agree to the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy its storage management tools Speaking at a press event in Sydney last week Salem identified thin provisioning as a technology he believes has more to do to improve storage management adding that storage reclamation is a priority for the company Salem then responded to a question from SearchStorage ANZ asking what he sees as 2010 s hot storage technology given tiering and deduplication s domination of 2008 and 2009 Salem responded by saying he sees the next big storage technology is being able to describe the ownership of data We want it to be easy to understand the ownership of unstructured data he said so that it can be better subjected to tiering and other storage management techniques Salem them foreshadowed the inclusion of such tools in future Symantec releases Expect Symantec to introduce software to understand ownership and who can access unstructured data he told the event We will look at our own products and we will look outside Salem then tied these features to security saying he expects data loss prevention to be embedded in all our software from backup to archive to security Dig Deeper on Data management software All News Problem Solve Storage infrastructure management doesn t have to be an infrastruggle Firms pleased with Red Hat Gluster as storage investment increases Geoscience Australia selects IBM 3592 cartridges as its tape migration Geoscience Australia selects IBM 3592 cartridges as its tape migration extends beyond ten years Load More View All Storage infrastructure management doesn t have to be an infrastruggle Firms pleased with Red Hat Gluster as storage investment increases Geoscience Australia selects IBM 3592 cartridges as its tape migration Geoscience Australia selects IBM 3592 cartridges as its tape migration extends beyond ten years Load More View All News 11 Tivoli Storage Manager tips Capacity planning Reclaim orphaned storage Archive or backup Archiving unstructured data 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 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

    Original URL path: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com.au/news/2240018917/Symantec-CEO-Enrique-Salem-hints-at-unstructured-data-management-tools (2016-02-10)
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