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Mimosa Systems announced that InfoWorld has identified Mimosa NearPointTM as a key recovery and archiving solution for companies that need long-term data protection, retention management and eDiscovery for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server. In his October 7, 2009 article, “Don't be caught without a SharePoint recovery solution,” Peter Bruzzese comments, “Like Public Folders for Exchange, SharePoint has become a dumping ground for all sorts of content. And it must be protected… SharePoint has a built-in backup utility, but it has limitations, especially around recovery.” His article continues to explore options between Microsoft's built-in utilities for SharePoint and System Center Data Protection Manager (SC DPM). He states that if a company’s SharePoint backup and recovery needs go beyond what the built-in tools provide including STSAdm, Web-based Central Admini... (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)

Mid-Size Organizations Face 2010 Data Migration iSCSI Wake-Up Call

RELDATA, a provider of unified block and file storage solutions over iSCSI, highlighted today the challenge faced by mid-sized organizations in upgrading legacy iSCSI storage systems and the difficulties associated with migrating data to newer iSCSI storage systems. A recently published report by analyst firm DCIG details the issues resulting from rapid adoption of networked iSCSI storage systems deployed between 2006-2008, which were very popular among mid-sized organizations. The DGIG report points out that first-generation iSCSI storage systems are now starting to show their ... (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)

Sophia Launches Sophia Search for Intelligent Enterprise Search

Sophia, the innovation leader in contextually aware enterprise search solutions, today announced Sophia Search, a new search solution which uses a Semiotic-based linguistic model to identify intrinsic terms, phrases and relationships within unstructured content so that it can be efficiently recovered, consolidated and leveraged. Using Sophia Search, organizations are able to minimize compliance risk and reduce the cost of storing and managing enterprise information. Sophia Search is able to deliver a three-dimensional solution to discover, consolidate and optimize enterprise dat... (more)