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October 05, 2012 10:59 AMA recent survey shows increasing adoption of network-based replication of backup data, which is key to a robust data protection and disaster recovery strategy.
November 12, 2010 10:00 AMFounded in 2000, FalconStor is one of the companies that pioneered the current generation of advanced data protection software such as Virtual Tape Library (VTL), Continuous Data Protection (CDP) and Storage Virtualization. In 2007, after seven years of steady growth in shareholder value, the price for a share of FALC hit an all-time high of $13.90, and FalconStor's market cap almost reached $600 million. By November of 2008, FALC slid to an all-time low of $2.15--but the company continued to build on the same blueprint until the sudden resignation in September, 2010, of longtime CEO, ReiJane Huai.
September 17, 2010 09:30 AMI was somewhat surprised by Quantum's introduction last month of a new deduplicating Virtual Tape Library (VTL). Ever since backup applications started universally supporting backup-to-disk, I've wondered how long the virtual tape library market would continue to be viable. Treating disk like tape adds complexity to the data path, and VTL vendors make a significant markup on the software and integration that turns a server with a bunch of disk drives into a VTL. Are storage admins really so conservative that they won't redefine a few backup jobs to save $20-100,000?
April 12, 2010 08:00 AMThis week BDT announced plans to build robotic libraries for ProStor's RDX removable disk cartridges. Assuming it presents a VTL interface to applications, it would be an interesting twist, a real library moving disk-cartridge virtual tapes around. While this is intriguing, as an industry we have to shift from treating disk like tape to leveraging the advantages of disk for backup and archive applications. Either way, it will make for cool YouTube videos.
April 06, 2010 04:00 PMThe best thing about comments to blogs is that sometimes they require a response that is so long it becomes a blog itself, or in the case of DanB's latest response to my SNW Blog, it can become two or even three. It was a great comment and underscores some of the mistakes that we in the analyst/media make when it comes to a subject like cloud storage. Dan's first point and the focus of this entry was that clouds sounded like the next ILM (Information Life Cycle Management). By that I take it that he meant we are guilty of over-hyping, much like we did with ILM.
February 01, 2010 09:00 AMWith the new versions of Backup Exec and NetBackup due Monday, Symantec's finally joined CommVault, IBM, Atempo and most of their other backup software competitors by integrating data deduplication into their mainline backup software. Now that you can dedupe data your media server of your choice we have to ask the question "Where is the most cost effective place to dedupe backup data?"
October 14, 2009 09:48 AMAdditions to award-winning Neo family offer easy, affordable and reliable data backup, recovery and archive
Sepaton And Bus-Tech Partnership Brings Backup And Recovery To The Mainframe And Distributed Systems
October 12, 2009 03:00 PMSolutions provider Comsource selects combined VTL solution at central Vermont public service
July 20, 2009 08:57 PMFace it all the other makers of VTLs and other disk based backup targets are a little jealous of Data Domain. With their mindshare in the dedupe space, and $2.1 billion of EMC's dollars, who wouldn't be. In the past they've tried to paint Data Domain as an SMB player, too small and too slow to be taken seriously in the enterprise data center. Now that the DD880 can suck up over 50TB of data during a 12 hour backup window it's getting harder to make the SMB label stick.
July 15, 2009 10:58 PMServer virtualization is so new and the rate of deployment is so red-hot that people are saying it's going to drive a similar trend of storage virtualization. But the fact is logical representations of physical storage have been around for a long time - we just haven't used the term "storage virtualization." To put the evolution of storage virtualization in perspective, I propose there are two distinct eras that we've already experienced and a third well-defined era on the way.
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