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Thursday, July 25, 2013
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In most data centers, DCIM rests on a shaky foundation of manual record keeping and scattered documentation. OpManager replaces data center documentation with a single repository for data, QRCodes for asset tracking, accurate 3D mapping of asset locations, and a configuration management database (CMDB). In this webcast, sponsored by ManageEngine, you will see how a real-world datacenter mapping stored in racktables gets imported into OpManager, which then provides a 3D visualization of where assets actually are. You'll also see how the QR Code generator helps you make the link between real assets and the monitoring world, and how the layered CMDB provides a single point of view for all your configuration data.

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Microsoft Buys Cloud Gateway Provider StorSimple

October 18, 2012 06:12 PM
Microsoft’s acquisition validates the market for premises-based storage that also links to the cloud, and inaugurates the software giant as a provider of IT hardware.

Panzura Cloud Storage Gateway Refresh Delivers More Control

May 11, 2012 09:00 AM
Panzura Global Cloud Storage System OS upgrade delivers more control, supports extended file system ACL, 50% more capacity and 10x better performance.

Do Iron Mountain And Cirtas Exits Mean The Cloud Is Falling?

April 19, 2011 07:00 AM
Last week, market research firm Gartner let it slip that Iron Mountain was shuttering its cloud storage service, and reliable sources are telling me that cloud storage gateway startup Cirtas has let its marketing and sales staffs go so the company can concentrate on improving the product. Is this a trend? Is the cloud falling? Will we be left choosing all our IT products from the five families ... oops ... remaining suppliers: IBM, HP, Dell, Oracle and Cisco?

Can Cloud Snapshots Replace Backup?

February 24, 2011 09:00 AM
I'm satisfied that snapshots and replication in conventional storage systems can serve the same function as more traditional backup schemes. While snapshots make satisfying the most common restore requests easy the limitations of most storage system's snapshot mechanism leave most organizations using snapshots as a supplement to, not a replacement for, backup copies. Does the cloud change the snapshot as backup calculus? Some cloud storage vendors say it does.

Is D2D2C The Next Big Thing In Backup?

February 02, 2010 09:30 AM
Today CommVault announced that their Simpana integrated backup and archiving software can now use public cloud providers in addition to local disk and tape as a data store. I hope that CommVault is, as they were with deduplication, leading a new wave of disk-to-disk-to-cloud (D2D2C)backup and archive solutions. While I firmly believe that there's a lot of life left in tape, especially for long retention archives with relatively low access rates, 25 years of consulting to organizations has taught me that tape drives, like backhoes and other heavy equipment, should be left to trained professionals. Small and even mid-size organizations rarely handle tape properly, leaving them exposed to data loss.

Sometimes Atoms Are Faster Than Bits

January 14, 2010 11:33 PM
Even though it seems a bit old fashioned sending data from one place to another on physical media, like a USB hard drive or tape cart, can be a lot faster than your wide area network. To point this out, one of my early mentors used to say "Never underestimate the bandwidth of a truck full of tapes." Announcements last week from Compellent and Amazon point this out as each adds the option of using USB hard drives to load data at a remote location.

Amazon EC2 Entices Innovative Uses With Persistent Storage

August 21, 2008 04:30 PM
Users can store up to 1 TB of data in a single instance of EBS and can scale to as many EBS instances as they need.

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