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Data is the lifeblood of any organization and, in the last decade, increasing emphasis has been placed on protecting that data so organizations can recover the information that they need in the time frame they need it. Replication is now rapidly emerging as a viable form of data protection even for midsize organizations because of its lower costs, faster recovery times and the level of protection that it provides. However the process of selecting the right replication solution for the different data types that organizations need to protect is anything but an intuitive exercise. Replication in its simplest form is a copy of production data that is stored somewhere else on disk. Then if the production data becomes corrupted, destroyed or inaccessible, a copy of that data can be quickly accessed to minimize or even eliminate a disruption in service to the application or... (more)

SANpulse Saves the Day During Major Data Center Consolidation Project

Customer: Fortune 100 Financial Services Firm Challenge: Market volatility led to the cancellation of a migration event and with a hard time line to exit two existing data centers, this SANpulse customer more than doubled the host counts for the next two migration events. Key Metrics: 100% successful migration in a timely risk free manner Migrated and transformed 257 hosts Migrated and optimized 104TBs of data Expedited adoption of new technologies resulting in double digit operational efficiencies No additional delivery resources added (1 Architect and 2 implementation teams of... (more)

Making Cents of Tape Versus Disk

Perhaps the most interesting thing about the tape verses disk argument…is that there is still an argument. Most storage mediums transition from old to new without even so much as a fuss as the benefit of new media is clearly understood. However, it seems that tape verses disk continues to be the anomaly. Whereas, many IT professionals see a clear and distinct winner, others do not. On one hand, there is the high speed, highly reliable, random access, online benefit of disk. On the other hand, there is the low speed, low reliability, linear access, offline nature of tape. One is n... (more)

Queplix Data Virtualization Platform Integrates with Social Media

Queplix Corp., a provider of data virtualization, has introduced three new Application Software Blades (http://bit.ly/e4wpQf) integrating social media sites and their content. Companies can now securely and automatically capture information from FaceBook, LinkedIn and Google Contacts and harmonize it with their own corporate data. Queplix is the first data virtualization solutions provider to bring packaged social media data integration capability into a standard product family for use in corporate data integration projects. Amidst the exploding popularity of social media sites, c... (more)

Open-E Experiences Strong Channel Growth to Address Growing Market for Next-Generation IP Storage Management Software

Open-E announced that the number of companies using its comprehensive NAS/iSCSI software offering has grown by more the 30 percent since its entry into the U.S. market this year. The company has established a worldwide presence with 220 OEMs, resellers and integrators located across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific regions, and is positioned to outpace first-generation solution providers. With over 10,000 installations, in over 93 countries, Open-E data storage solutions are used by Fortune 500 customers worldwide. Hot Market Provides Strong Revenue Opportunity for Open-E ... (more)