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dataguise, a provider of security solutions for protecting sensitive data across the enterprise, today announced that Molina Healthcare has deployed dataguise dgmasker and dgdiscover in more than 100 training, development and testing environments. dataguise security products identify and mask the Personal Health Information (PHI) of Molina Healthcare's members and providers, protecting sensitive data and enabling the managed care organization to meet HIPAA compliance requirements. Molina Healthcare is a multi-state managed care organization that arranges for the delivery of healthcare services to persons eligible for Medicaid, Medicare, and other government-sponsored programs for low-income families and individuals. Altogether, Molina Healthcare's licensed health plan subsidiaries in California, Florida, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Texas, Utah and Washing... (more)

Nexsan Storage Systems Selected for Storage of Space Image Data

Caltech Spitzer Science Center Reduces Storage Management and Costs for Two Petabytes of NASA Data with Nexsan Storage Nexsan Storage Systems Selected for Storage of Space Image Data Nexsan, a leading storage system provider, today announced that the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) Spitzer Science Center (SSI) is meeting its data storage challenges by using Nexsan SATABoy® and SATABeast® storage systems. SSI has decreased storage management and maintenance costs of two petabytes of data by employing Nexsan’s storage systems. The resulting savings have enabled bette... (more)

RELDATA 9240i Gives Delta Dental More for Less

No one wants to pay more for less, yet that was exactly the situation that Delta Dental of Colorado was facing as it looked to upgrade its FC SAN to meet new application requirements. Further, new iSCSI SAN alternatives were not that much better as they had some of the same inflexibility and software licensing issues as the company's FC SAN. It was only when Delta Dental brought in the RELDATA 9240i that it found a solution that gave it more for less. The future for Fibre Channel (FC) SANs in mid-sized enterprises (MSEs) has never been particularly bright. FC's high upfront cost... (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)

SANpulse Publishes 10-Step Guide to a Successful Data Migration

  Paving the path to the next generation data center through people, process and technology, SANpulse Technologies, Inc. today announced the publication of a free white paper that provides best practices for successfully transitioning data to new storage platforms. While upgrading and/or expanding storage can deliver a number of benefits, it can also result in stalled applications, lost data, business disruptions, and immobilized end users. Understanding the challenges in advance can ensure a smooth migration process for better performance, utilization & cost-savings. The whi... (more)