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Anyone wonder why storage virtualization is still growing relatively slowly while server virtualization platforms like VMware have gone on a tear? If so, a look at the licensing strategies that these two respective virtualization technologies have adopted provides some insight into why. In server virtualization, once a software feature is licensed, it is available to all of the virtual machines (VMs) hosted by that server virtualization OS. Granted, there is a caveat in that the software license pricing is dependent upon the number of CPUs in the physical host. In the case of VMware, it licenses its software in pairs with 2, 4, 8 and 16 license combinations so the price does go up as more CPUs are added to the physical host. Conversely many storage virtualization software licensing models are based upon a capacity based model. Under this licensing model, an organiza... (more)

Asigra Announces Next-Generation Cloud Backup Platform

Asigra Inc., a leading cloud backup and recovery software provider since 1986, today announced Asigra Cloud Backup v10. The latest edition extends the reach and performance of the Asigra platform across the broadest range of computing environments, from small businesses to the Global 100. Advancements now include comprehensive protection for laptops, desktops, servers, data centers and cloud computing environments with tiered recovery options to meet the most stringent Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs). ... (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)

2010 Report: Application Integration and Data Integration for Cloud and On-Premise Applications

In this report on application integration and data integration for cloud and on-premise applications, Queplix focuses on the enabling software technologies, markets and vendors and only covers hardware minimally as required. A substantial number of authoritative sources were used to develop this report including industry analyst data, industry publications, vendor groups and associations and the publications or public comments of some of the major vendors in these communities. Vendor lists will be included in the next version of this report as will an expansion of the specific ... (more)

Queplix Announces Download of Virtual Data Viewer

Queplix Corp., a provider of data virtualization, today announced that its new Virtual Data Viewer™ is now available for free download and use. The new product streamlines important preliminary steps to implementing any type of data migration, management, integration or similar data initiative. By unlocking any database schema and exposing the organizational structure of database applications, Virtual Data Viewer lets users review and audit all metadata within just a few minutes. Once they understand their data, users can upgrade Virtual Data Viewer to the full power of the recen... (more)