New guides on enterprise data explosion, storage virtualization, and backup

Interactive iGuide lets you explore the issues around business data growth with expert insights; 'Deep Dive' reports help IT take advantage of backup and storage virtualization has released its "Data Explosion iGuide," a graphical repository of downloadable PDFs and Webcasts on enterprise data explosion, which InfoWorld -- a Web-based publication devoted to emerging technology and hands-on business tech expertise -- sees as the most important issue affecting IT today. No doubt you've heard the IDC pronouncement that enterprise data doubles every 18 months. We believe the challenges of storing and managing this roaring torrent of bits have entered a critical phase and deserve special coverage. The interacttve "Data Explosion iGuide" and its companion special reports, Webcasts, and other presentations provides that depth.

The "Data Explosion iGuide" highlights include W. Curtis Preston's PDF report "Modernize your backup infrastructure" and Keith Schultz's Webcast "Network deduplication: The art of creative subtraction." InfoWorld contributing editor Matt Prigge will soon add his guide to building a primary storage strategy, and Security Adviser blogger Roger A. Grimes' PDF report on plumbing the depth of log files for security and optimization purposes will be included by January 1.

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The iGuide series, which the "Data Explosion iGuide" launches, is designed to create a simplified topographic view of typical data flows and segment it into key solution areas: in this case, primary storage, backup and deduplication, log monitoring and analysis, enterprise data protection, and cloud computing. Click into any one of these areas to see the available information assets.

InfoWorld has also released the sixth and seventh entries in its "Deep Dive" series of special PDF reports, covering the crucial area of storage virtualization and backup infrastructure. InfoWorld had previously released "Deep Dive" reports on server virtualization, cloud computing, Windows 7, enterprise iPhone, and next-gen mobile devices, as well as a quick-start guide to Windows 7.

You can explore the "Data Explosion iGuide" and download the "Storage Virtualization Deep Dive" report and the "Backup Infrastructure Deep Dive" report from at no cost.

More information on InfoWorld's "Deep Dive" reports and other editorial reports is available at InfoWorld also has a set of interactive tools for users, including a smartphone selector tool and an iPhone apps finder for business and IT apps.

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