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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 new, fast and flashy. The other is old, slow and cumbersome. The winner is clear, right? Although the choice may seem clear when looking at the benefit comparison, IT professionals who choose tape for their backup environment will end up citing a couple things like, “tape is still fast enough t... (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)

Chichester School District Prepares for eDiscovery

Santa Clara, Calif. –  Mimosa Systems, the leader in next-generation email, file and SharePoint archiving solutions, today announced that the Mimosa NearPointTM next-generation content archiving solution has been selected by Chichester School District to help them prepare for eDiscovery while supporting their email management, disaster recovery and record retention requirements. With 4,000 K-12 students supported by a staff of 700, the Chichester School District in Boothwyn, Pa. has a mission to educate students by wisely managing finite resources. To support their mission and b... (more)

Mimosa Systems’ Next-Generation Email Archiving Solution Selected

SANTA CLARA, Calif. –  Mimosa Systems, the leader in next-generation email, file, and SharePoint archiving solutions, today announced that Business Solutions Magazine has chosen Mimosa NearPointTM as one of the best channel products of 2009. The award recognizes Mimosa NearPoint’s product reliability and rich feature-set. Mimosa NearPoint provides resellers with tremendous opportunities in many different markets. It enables resellers to quickly address various customer requirements around email archiving, eDiscovery, regulatory compliance, business continuity, and storage optimi... (more)

Affordable Replication for Both File and Block Storage

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. ... (more)