Data Deduplication - Infoworld en Silver Peak unveils virtual appliances for offsite replication <p>Silver Peak Systems announced a new virtual application designed to dramatically speed up data duplication for disaster recovery without the purchase of additional hardware.</p> <p>The company's VRX-2, VRX-4 and VRX-8 products are part of its Virtual Acceleration Open Architecture, a software suite that features a number of virtualized WAN optimization offerings. The VRX line is compatible with most major hypervisors, including KVM, Hyper-V, vSphere and XenServer and functions with asynchronous IP-based replication products made by NetApp, HDS, Dell and EMC.</p> Storage Backup and Recovery Data Deduplication Network Management Wide Area Networking Wed, 27 Mar 2013 11:55:30 +0000 admin 215308 at New storage technologies aim to deal with the data deluge <p>Douglas Soltesz, vice president and CIO at Budd Van Lines, is facing a common problem: A seemingly endless flood of data.</p> <p>"If you gave me an infinite amount of storage, I could fill it," he says. The most recent four months of high-definition surveillance video from the company's offices and warehouses now consumes 60TB on his Nexenta Stor NAS and SAN platforms. That video is one reason his storage needs are growing 50 percent to 80 percent per year.</p> Storage Virtualization Data Deduplication Storage Virtualization Storage Management Tue, 26 Mar 2013 11:30:15 +0000 admin 215144 at Dell beefs up its deduplication appliance line <p>Dell Wednesday unveiled upgrades to its disk-based backup appliance, boosting its capacity with expansion shelves, offering larger drives, and increasing the number of remote backups to a central data center.</p> Storage Dell Backup and Recovery Data Deduplication Storage Management Wed, 20 Feb 2013 14:21:33 +0000 admin 213148 at Review: ExaGrid aces disk-to-disk backup <p>For enterprises seeking to escape the challenges of managing and maintaining tape backup architectures, disk-to-disk backup has been nothing short of a godsend. By replacing tape with disk for nightly backups and relegating tape to a long-term archival role, organizations of all sizes can shrink backup windows and provide near-instantaneous restores. While simple direct-attached storage may fit the bill for smaller organizations, larger enterprises wrestling with the task of protecting terabytes of data find themselves looking for functionality that plain old disk can't provide.</p> Data Explosion Storage Backup and Recovery Data Deduplication Disaster Recovery Data Center Storage IDG Insider Thu, 03 Jan 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 209940 at EMC's Project X may have wide impact on data centers <p>EMC plans to sell flash storage for use across data centers and is developing software to tie all those components together.</p> Data Center Storage Data Deduplication Solid State Drives Storage Management Storage Server Data Center Wed, 05 Dec 2012 13:03:19 +0000 admin 208483 at Citrix and NetApp simplify on-premises data sharing <p>Citrix Systems and NetApp have jointly developed a software and hardware package optimized for Citrix's ShareFile with StorageZones.</p> <p>ShareFile with StorageZones is Citrix's enterprise-friendly answer to cloud-based file storage and sharing services like DropBox, Apple's iCloud and Google's Drive, and allows CIOs to place data in the organization's own data center as opposed to in the cloud.</p> Storage Citrix Systems Data Deduplication Cloud Storage Thu, 08 Nov 2012 14:29:06 +0000 admin 206656 at Prepare for the era of the data center in a box <p>While several of the largest storage vendors, such as EMC, Hewlett-Packard and NetApp, have entered into agreements with server, software and networking vendors to offer bundled products, purpose-built products are just beginning to emerge.</p> <p>For example, last year <a href="" target="_blank">startup Nutanix unveiled</a> a virtualized server that is clustered together with solid-state and hard drive storage, all of which can be managed under a single console view.</p> Storage Backup and Recovery Data Deduplication Server Virtualization Solid State Drives Mon, 20 Aug 2012 13:03:03 +0000 admin 200489 at Data deduplication <p><a href="">Data deduplication</a> -- the process of detecting and removing duplicate data from a storage medium or file system -- is one of those simple ideas that gets complex in the implementation. Duplicate data may be detected at the file, bit, or block level, and the deduplication may be done at the client (source deduplication) or on the storage device itself (target deduplication).</p> Storage Backup and Recovery Data Deduplication Storage Mon, 23 Jul 2012 09:45:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 197656 at Bye-bye, tapes: How to get the right disk backup appliance <p>Although disk-to-disk backup methodologies have become incredibly popular over the past few years, the vast majority of enterprises -- large and small -- still use the same tape backups they implemented years ago. As time goes on, however, more and more old-school backup implementations will reach a breaking point where either capacity or performance can't get the job done.</p> Data Explosion Data Management Storage Data Deduplication Network-attached Storage Storage Area Network Tape Drives IDG Insider Mon, 04 Jun 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Matt Prigge 194651 at EMC gives Oracle admins backup control, deduplication <p>EMC today announced it has qualified its Data Domain Boost software for use with Oracle Recovery Manager, allowing data deduplication to take place on Oracle backup servers prior to crossing a storage network.</p> <p>The Data Domain Boost software also allows Oracle database administrators to have direct control of backups and disaster recovery operations.</p> Storage Oracle Backup and Recovery Data Deduplication Storage Management Tue, 24 Apr 2012 14:03:21 +0000 admin 191611 at What to ask when choosing a new storage platform <p>No one likes to rip and replace. But sooner or later, you need to buy new stuff to upgrade or augment existing your storage infrastructure -- and each time you need to go to school on your options as if you'd <a href="">never seen a SAN before</a>. That's <a href="">how fast the technology changes</a>.</p> Data Center Data Explosion Storage Virtualization Data Deduplication Storage Virtualization Solid State Drives Storage Area Network Thin Clients Data Center Information Technology Careers Storage IDG Insider Mon, 02 Apr 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Matt Prigge 189890 at Quantum unveils enterprise-class cloud backup services <p>Quantum today announced an enterprise-class backup service that includes data deduplication aimed at protecting data in virtual server environments.</p> <p>The new cloud service is built on Quantum's vmPro virtual machine backup software and its new virtual deduplication appliance, the DXi V1000, which was also unveiled today.</p> Cloud Computing Storage Virtualization Backup and Recovery Data Deduplication Disaster Recovery Server Virtualization Storage Management Wed, 21 Mar 2012 12:19:01 +0000 admin 189126 at Dell launches dedupe appliance, VMware integration <p>Dell Wednesday unveiled a new disk-based backup appliance that can perform data deduplication and replication tasks.</p> <p>The company today also launched the next generation of its <a href="" target="_blank">Compellent Storage Center software</a>, which adds support 64-bit technology and more tightly integrates with VMware vSphere's storage APIs.</p> Storage Dell Backup and Recovery Data Deduplication Storage Management Wed, 11 Jan 2012 17:11:57 +0000 admin 183861 at HP announces enterprise-class deduplication appliance <p>Hewlett-Packard <a href="" target="_blank">today announced</a> its first enterprise-class deduplication appliance that's capable of storing up to 768 TB in a single chassis.</p> <p>Additionally, HP announced a new NAS (network-attached <a href="" target="_blank">storage</a>) box based on the Windows Storage Server 2008 platform that can store up to 32TB in a 3U (4.75-in. high) rack mountable array.</p> Storage Hewlett-Packard (HP) Data Deduplication Tue, 29 Nov 2011 19:58:34 +0000 admin 180310 at 4 incredibly useful steps to better backups <p>In all my years in IT, I can't think of an everyday task that is more universally loathed than maintaining good backups. Depending upon what size environment you're running, setting them up in the first place can be a massive investment in capital and manpower, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. Daily monitoring and troubleshooting often end up making the initial deployment look like a walk in the park.</p> Data Explosion Backup and Recovery Data Deduplication Tape Drives Storage Virtualization IDG Insider Mon, 14 Nov 2011 11:00:00 +0000 Matt Prigge 178750 at Quantum offers deduplication appliance for small businesses <p>Quantum this week unveiled a backup appliance for $5,139 that offers smaller businesses 8TB of capacity and data deduplication capabilities typically reserved for its higher end hardware.</p> <p>The Quantum NDX-8d NAS (network-attached storage) appliance can reduce storage requirements by up to 90 percent, according to the company.</p> Data Center Storage Backup and Recovery Data Deduplication Disaster Recovery Network-attached Storage Tue, 25 Oct 2011 22:55:54 +0000 admin 177142 at Delphix CEO: Why database virtualization matters <p>Certain gaps threaten to derail the notion of a <a href="">supremely automated IT infrastructure</a>. One of these is a convenient, secure way to leverage the highest-value information owned by a company: typically, its customer and product databases.</p> Data Center Data Explosion Data Management Storage Database Administration Data Deduplication Data Management Storage Mon, 26 Sep 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Eric Knorr 173914 at The good and bad of multiprotocol storage <p>Not long ago, most primary storage platforms were likely to support only a single storage protocol, generally either <a href="">iSCSI or Fibre Channel</a>. But now the increasing popularity of deduplication, wide availability of 10Gbps Ethernet, and lure of low-latency network convergence made possible by Fibre Channel over Ethernet have given the industry potent motivation to offer as much choice as it can.</p> Data Explosion Storage Data Deduplication FibreChannel iSCSI Network Convergence Network-attached Storage Storage Area Network Storage Fabric Storage Management Storage IDG Insider Mon, 22 Aug 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Matt Prigge 170348 at Riverbed Whitewater review: Data deduplication for cloud storage <p>Cloud storage seems like such a no-brainer for <a href="">backups</a> and <a href="">disaster recovery</a>, it's a wonder that more businesses aren't taking advantage of it.</p> Cloud Computing Data Explosion Storage Backup and Recovery Data Deduplication Cloud Storage Cloud Computing Storage IDG Insider Thu, 14 Jul 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 166963 at Quantum extends virtualization opportunities with Pancetera acquisition <p>Backup, recovery, and archive specialist Quantum is adding a new specialized software solution to help with data protection for virtual machines in its DXi and StorNext product lines.</p> Virtualization Backup and Recovery Data Deduplication Server Virtualization Storage Virtualization Virtualization Mon, 20 Jun 2011 15:40:03 +0000 David Marshall 164666 at