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  • HP the winner as EMC, NetApp battle over Data Domain?
    as it will eventually feel like buying NetApp is a good idea no matter who wins Data Domain Other bloggers are having fun pointing out that just a few months ago EMC was saying deduplication is just a feature an argument advanced by Online Storage Optimization Commentors to EMC logger Chuck Hollis post on the bid point out the same thing But for the best comment on how EMC thinks right now we think it is hard to top this video For the uninitiated read this to understand the video So what else are bloggers up to this week Sinking a slipper into HDS that s what Stephen Foskett has a go here and Storage Anarchist has a waft too Of course the Anarchist works for EMC so he has to waft And he has to point out that HDS Claus Mikkelsen has not answered questions from EMC about the new announcement But The Storage Architect is an independent blogger and calls the HDS announcement a complete disappointment The slanging match has seen HDS Claus Mikkelsen respond to the Storage Anarchist writing that the reason for the slow response is not that there s no love here it s just a basic priority thing scuse me Mr ReallyBigBank customer I ll get back to you tomorrow after I answer EMC s questions first Elsewhere Adaptec goes all Aussie for reasons that seem obscure and HP s Lee Johns wonders if it would be possible to market Sushi as cold dead fish Mmmmmmm cold and dea ad Virtual Geek Chad Sakac has a post about vSphere and 2TB LUNs Preston de Guise looks at In securing your daemon raw with nsr render log z and I have a cold so let s finish this now Dig Deeper on Data deduplication and reduction All News Problem Solve Week in review Hitachi s unified storage system will EMC buy XtremIO Legal Aid NSW picks EMC CDP for SAN DR upgrade Symantec Australia leaves its NAS offshore for now Simpana 9 on sale in Q3 adds source based de duplication Load More View All Week in review Hitachi s unified storage system will EMC buy XtremIO Legal Aid NSW picks EMC CDP for SAN DR upgrade Symantec Australia leaves its NAS offshore for now Simpana 9 on sale in Q3 adds source based de duplication Load More View All News Where to use data deduplication technology How to buy data deduplication How to understand deduplication ratios When and where should you dedupe 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

    Original URL path: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com.au/news/2240019157/HP-the-winner-as-EMC-NetApp-battle-over-Data-Domain (2016-02-10)
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  • Aussies and Kiwis create 14 billion gigabytes of data, fail to manage them well
    we did not manage this data well with CIOs still responding to the never ending growth of data tactically The new IDC research was unveiled to local audiences yesterday at EMC s Annual Inform event at which EMC s President for Australia and New Zealand David Webster told a media briefing that the rate of data creation has not been slowed by the global financial crisis CIOs however are therefore in crisis as they struggle to cope with the resulting demand for more and more storage Companies risk losing the ability to get value from their data Webster said Unstructured data remains the villain as it has in so many EMC presentations in recent years and the company now says that users bringing unstructured data into the enterprise from a variety of courses including social media is creating new data management challenges Webster therefore wants CIOs to think about how their organisations will manage data in five years lest the accelerating pace of data creation overwhelm them Virtualisation will be an important part of staying underwhelmed as the event s keynote featured VMware and Cisco delivering their joint version of the data centre s future But Hydrasight analyst John Brand said CIOs most common response to the challenge is denial They are not thinking beyond the next budget cycle he said Content management is widely used he added while Wikis are being used to help keep a lid on data growth caused by version control But such technologies are being applied selectively rather than on an enterprise wide basis 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 CommVault cuddle Load More View All 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 CommVault cuddle Load More View All News 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

    Original URL path: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com.au/news/2240019641/Aussies-and-Kiwis-create-14-billion-gigabytes-of-data-fail-to-manage-them-well (2016-02-10)
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  • Sectors – HDS, EMC, philanthropy and zombie storage!
    we think the blogosphere is not sure of the bigness either For what it is worth when SearchStorage ANZ read the big announcement blog post we contacted HDS local PR reps and they had no idea of a big announcement in the pipeline That s how big it wasn t So we need something big to play with this week and the ongoing brawl between EMC s Chuck Hollis and everyone else could be it A couple of weeks ago HDS Hu Yoshida blogged about the Doeswijk data model Hollis has fired back saying it s rubbish But EMC is not just a big mean blogging machine Nope it s also big hearted Check out this video to learn why Now read Steve Duplessie s blog which explains the video Storage Anarchist blogs about it too If you don t want to click through it s about an EMC staffer who has Leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant EMC and a whole bunch of the storage bloggers we mention most weeks are all digging deep to help find a donor and meet their expenses Needless to say we like this A lot We also like Duplessie s take on the NetApp Data Domain buy a topic also covered by Zerowait Another blog worthy of your attention is The Backup Blog which this week carries a fine recap of EMC World It s also hard not to like Virtual Geek s take on getting the most out of Celerra under VMware or StorageZilla on NetWorker 7 5 1 s FastStart feature Preston De Guise s NetWorker blog is also cranking out plenty of goodness with this post looking at using Yum to install NetWorker on Linux and this one exploring important mminfo fields And hey that s all except for the Zombies StorageMojo has a post on 5 zombie storage concepts that should die but keep shambling on eating your brains as they go Mmmmmmmm brains They re tastier than high availability clusters 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

    Original URL path: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com.au/news/2240019596/Sectors-HDS-EMC-philanthropy-and-zombie-storage (2016-02-10)
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  • Banyule City Council adopts centralised backup
    recovery times And with tapes arriving sporadically and perhaps carrying an incomplete backup Green worried their efforts would not always protect data adequately We never had complete data loss she says We always made sure we got a weekly backup of each site Green therefore decided to centralise backup of the Council s 29 offices so that data would go straight from remote office servers to the SATA disk of its SAN The decision was about heading off the risk she says Happily one important piece of infrastructure to enable this plan was already in place in the form of a microwave wide area network connecting the Council s offices But the Council s previous backup application ArcServe was not up to the task ArcServe never quite coped with the vagaries of our Microsoft applications Green says mentioning SharePoint and Active Directory as essential tools for the Council s operations Nor did the software enjoy Council s mixed Windows Linux and NetWare environment Enter CommVault whose software Green found ideal for Council s needs It s flexible she says If a backup is interrupted or the WAN connection goes down it seamlessly reconnects and resumes the backup Or if a server needs rebooting it just comes back again It was also very easy to install easy to perform restores and has beautiful reporting All of the Council s servers now upload an incremental backup every day At the organisation s largest office where the majority of its user population resides a small Dell branded EMC SAN is also backed up over the WAN to headquarters Around two weeks worth of data is stored on the Council s main SAN with synthetic full backups sent to tape and offsite as well Green cannot quantify a monetary benefit but says the new arrangements are certainly more reliable and efficient than the previous regime We re not shipping tapes and doing uploads and all that any more she says adding that restoring data can now be accomplished with very fast turnaround Best of all is that the IT team now has more time on its hands Productivity improvements have certainly relieved the network administrator to do more That more already includes improved email archiving a CommVault feature the Council has recently adopted In the future it also hopes to implement file archiving features to further improve the integrity of its data 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 CommVault cuddle Load More View All 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 CommVault cuddle Load More View All News ADS BY GOOGLE Latest TechTarget resources

    Original URL path: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com.au/news/2240019642/Banyule-City-Council-adopts-centralised-backup (2016-02-10)
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  • EXCLUSIVE PODCAST: Five-dimensional super DVDs waiting for lasers to light up their potential
    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 potential to boost optical disk capacity to 1 6 terabytes has cast doubt on the commercialisation of the technology Dr James Chon of Swinburne University of Technology s Centre for Micro Photonics told SearchStorage ANZ that while the material science to create such disks is well advanced lasers of the quality required to read and write data to and from the disks are not yet available in a form factor or at a price that makes the medium viable for consumer electronics Laser technology is outside of our hands What we have developed is the recording material we do not develop laser systems Dr Chon believes that the new technology may however become a tape alternative for long term archives as the way information is written to the disks makes them extremely difficult to erase or damage We do not see any possibility that stored data can be destroyed in any way I believe this can last longer than 50 years he told SearchStorage ANZ To me it the life of data is going to be forever Click on the player below to hear SearchStorage ANZ editor Simon Sharwood in conversation with Dr Chon Dig Deeper on Primary storage and storage hardware All News Problem Solve Advantages of using an object storage system Dell storage products roadmap includes server flash primary dedupe EMC sees bright future for hybrid SSD cloud models Hitachi Data Systems moves into unified storage architecture with HUS Load More View All Dell storage products roadmap includes server flash primary dedupe EMC sees bright future for hybrid SSD cloud models Hitachi Data Systems moves into unified storage architecture with HUS Week in review podcast EMC goes cloud building and more Load More View All News Advantages of using an object storage system FC SAN vs iSCSI SAN Part 1 Reliability and performance FC SAN vs iSCSI SAN Part 2 Cost and scalability considerations A beginners guide to iSCSI 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

    Original URL path: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com.au/news/2240018919/EXCLUSIVE-PODCAST-Five-dimensional-super-DVDs-waiting-for-lasers-to-light-up-their-potential (2016-02-10)
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  • Sectors – EMCWorld blogged to death, Why NetApp is buying cockroaches
    we re on video check out this one that Storage Mojo posted Now let s make absolutely certain you don t read to the bottom by putting another video here This one is from 3Par and shows how autonomic wide striping works and has the most magnificently monotonous narration that betrays precisely zero enthusiasm for the products Fast forward to about 2 00 into the video for the good bits The video also mentions the word chunklets and to be frank we have zero interest in even knowing what they are Okay what else is out there Storagezilla alleges that NetApp refers to Data Domain products as cockroaches So the EMC staffer has some fun noting that NetApp is buying the source of the vermin StorageRap reckons NetApp found itself losing in the dedupe market so bought its way out of a hole NetApp for what it is worth is using ye olde our storage helped make a movie tactic The flick concerned is the new Star Trek movie We saw it the other night and it was fun while we were in the cinema The next day however we suddenly realised how many amazing co incidences are required to move the plot along and decided it is in fact kind of lame It s also noteworthy that the promo for the movie was done in concert with Cisco because EMC is currently cuddling up to the networking giant to an almost sickening degree This week s exhibit is EMC blogger Chuck Hollis appearance on a Cisco blog Various folks are wondering if either EMC or NetApp are acquisition bait for Cisco Right now it looks like an uneasy love triangle is there any other sort Right about now we d usually think that some nice calm independent comment from an analyst could balance things and help us understand who would buy who and why But the guys at Storage Monkeys have made that a bit harder for us by declaring analyst George Crump bogus for being too close to vendors Our new favourite blogger Preston de Guise also has two new posts One is on NetWorker in Mac OS X and another offers some more general backup advice 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

    Original URL path: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com.au/news/2240019597/Sectors-EMCWorld-blogged-to-death-Why-NetApp-is-buying-cockroaches (2016-02-10)
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  • How to devise a disaster recovery plan
    he added because you don t know when a disaster is going to strike or its nature so storage and other experts may not always be on hand Mace which is based in Docklands is in the final phases of a major infrastructure revamp to support corporate growth and has employed the services of storage integrator B2net The move included setting up a second data centre for DR purposes using colocation space in Croydon as it didn t make economic sense to build its own facilities Attribute pricing to the different DR service levels The third phase is to understand and attribute high level pricing to each of the defined DR service levels This provides storage professionals with a framework to help the business explore the cost implications associated with each service levels This allows departmental managers to base their decisions on what they truly require rather than what they would like to have If you don t do this GlassHouse Technologies Spooner said they ll always just say that they want the highest level of cover In his experience an average of 10 of applications data fall into the highest disaster recovery level approximately 20 are in the middle and the rest fall under the lower tiers Disaster recovery site options Once these steps have been taken storage professionals need to explore their disaster recovery site options These fall into three broad categories hot site warm site and cold site As a rough guide hot sites offer the fastest recovery times and are the most expensive while cold sites provide the slowest but cheapest recovery Recovery in warm sites falls somewhere between that of hot and cold sites Other considerations include whether to use remote office locations colocation space or managed service provider facilities Decisions will depend on individual circumstances relating to disaster recovery site availability cost benefit calculations and corporate policy in relation to outsourcing As a general rule of thumb organisations with multiple data centres often use one of them as their DR facility as it s more cost effective to do so while companies with multiple sites that don t include data centres frequently opt for colocation space or a more expensive managed service provider Hot site If organisations choose to run a hot site or offer hot site DR provisioning for their mission critical applications they ll require dedicated live data centre space with active dedicated server and storage systems Systems are mirrored and data is replicated to the site synchronously in real time failover is automatic and immediate or takes no longer than 30 minutes Hot provisioning is generally associated with sectors running time critical applications that are fundamental to running the business These include financial services in areas such as share dealing telecommunications Internet service providers air traffic control and retailers conducting business online Such services are generally provided in house partly because it s cheaper to do it that way and partly because even the largest suppliers are unwilling to take on the risk associated with offering such high levels of service unless provisioning is part of a wider outsourcing deal One organisation that has taken a pragmatic approach to hot site DR provisioning is the Britannia Building Society While systems are mirrored between its head office in Leek Staffordshire and its remote disaster recovery site most systems need some manual intervention to fail over although they can all be recovered within 24 hours But according to Dylan Matthias Unix and storage manager at Britannia Building Society some of the systems the company uses such as IBM s MQSeries middleware enable the applications and data that run on it to take on hot status because of their built in failover and clustering capabilities MQSeries for example is used to integrate the building society s customer relationship management CRM system which is its most critical as the branches use it to handle customer accounts with a data feed from its mortgage and investment system This ensures that no service interruptions take place should problems occur We ve not spent time and money putting in clustering software around things that have it built in as it s expensive software and we have guys in house with the skills to do manual failover Matthias said But quite a lot of middleware includes load balancing technology and where that s been included we ve taken advantage of it Warm site In the case of a warm site organisations pay for live data centre space dedicated to recovery and have all of their equipment in place But some of the kit may be repurposed for use in other activities such as development in addition test and failover recovery requires some level of manual intervention This means that recovery times tend to be within one to four hours This kind of approach tends to be used for less time critical applications of all stripes than its hot site counterpart Another consideration is that failover is often subject to governance decisions by the IT director For example if something s happened to your SAN storage area network or disk farm there might be a data corruption or currency issue so failing over might make it worse explained Bill Broadley client director at business and technology consultancy Morse Therefore the decision on whether to do so or when falls to the IT director This kind of DR site along with its cold site cousin is routinely provided both in house and by third party providers with decisions depending on corporate policy available skills and or suitable sites as well as cost effectiveness all of which will vary from organisation to organisation Cold site A cold site amounts to shared data centre space that can be made available on short notice and includes basic infrastructure such as network connections and UPS systems In some instances servers or storage systems will be in place but not configured or switched on while in others new equipment will need to be shipped in and

    Original URL path: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com.au/news/2240020815/How-to-devise-a-disaster-recovery-plan (2016-02-10)
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  • Turnbull/Rudd battle echoes EMC/NetApp brawl
    came this week with an argument eerily reminiscent of current political debate here in Australia NetAppp s Alex McDonald lives in the UK which is borrowing even more than Australia and likens the spree to the effort EMC put into developing its new kit as articulated by Chuck Hollis McDonald reckons EMC has overspent for little result Which is just what Malcolm is saying about Kevin Spooky co incidence huh A more reasoned critique of the new kit comes from HDS Hu Yoshida who reckons V Max is not really that new after all Chuck of course is unrepentant launching a volley at Oracle for its blasé attitude towards VMWare in the wake of its Virtual Iron acquisition We think you doth protest too much Competition between EMC and NetApp is bubbling along elsewhere too as Storage Architect contemplates whether the former s new management software is going to hurt the latter Storagebod talks about the same software but gets a tad worried about the price Great Aussie storage blog Another thing we have been waiting for is a good Australian storage blog and this week we found one in the form of the NetWorker Blog penned by Preston de Guise Go check it out EMC NetWorker users Elsewhere Storage Switzerland has been playing with a prosumer grade SSD and likes it Back in a more serious enterprise vein High Availability has analysis of weirdness in the NetApp supply chain that could be bad for the company 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

    Original URL path: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com.au/news/2240019598/Turnbull-Rudd-battle-echoes-EMC-NetApp-brawl (2016-02-10)
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