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Unified Data Repositories for eDiscovery

The eDiscovery process seems to leap into existence at the start of a lawsuit. But in fact a successful eDiscovery process depends on a strong foundation of well-managed data, which is why Information Management is actually the first stage in the classic litigation eDiscovery workflow. Yet a number of Legal and IT professionals ignore this foundation: Legal because attorneys rarely understand the corporate storage infrastructure and IT because they do not see how well-managed data benefits the eDiscovery process.

  • Premiered: 12/30/10
  • Author: Taneja Group
Topic(s): eDiscovery GRC Governance repository indexing Archive
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eDiscovery and Unified Archive Repositories

The eDiscovery process seems to leap into existence at the start of a lawsuit. But in fact a successful eDiscovery process depends on a strong foundation of well-managed data, which is why information management is actually the first stage in the classic litigation eDiscovery workflow. Yet a number of legal and IT professionals ignore this foundation: Legal because attorneys rarely understand the corporate storage infrastructure, and IT because they do not see how well-managed data benefits the eDiscovery process.

  • Premiered: 01/03/11
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: EnterpriseStorageForum.com
Topic(s): TBA eDiscovery TBA Archive TBA Governance TBA compliance
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dataglobal Unified Archiving with dg hyparchive

dataglobal has a comprehensive suite of offerings aimed at integrating information governance and storage management. I concentrated this post on a single but important component: Unified Archiving. dataglobal isn't kidding.

  • Premiered: 06/22/11
  • Author: Taneja Group
Topic(s): Archive Dataglobal hyparchive Archiving
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Cloud-Based Storage and Service Levels

Establishing service level agreements (SLAs) for cloud-based applications is pretty straightforward. But establishing SLAs for cloud-based storage is a different kettle of fish.

  • Premiered: 08/15/11
  • Author: Taneja Group
Topic(s): eDiscovery compliance Cloud service level agreement Amazon Google Eli Lilly Hosting Backup Archive
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Turn the HDD shortage into a strategic opportunity

With hard disk drive (HDD) prices rising and some models tough to find, there are steps to take to reduce your dependence on hard drives while gaining other benefits along the way.

  • Premiered: 04/06/12
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchStorage.com April 2012 Edition
Topic(s): TBA HDD TBA Hard Disk Drive TBA Archive TBA Dedupe TBA Arun Taneja
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EMC Data Domain Extended Retention Software: Meeting Needs for Long-Term Retention of Backup....

EMC Data Domain Extended Retention Software: Meeting Needs for Long-Term Retention of Backup Data on EMC Data Domain Systems

EMC extends EMC Data Domain systems with DD Extended Retention software to fulfill short-term and long-term backup storage needs by combining multiple tiers in a single appliance. This software addresses many of the challenges organizations are struggling with as they balance backup retention requirements with long-term recoverability.

Publish date: 05/21/12
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Actifio: Transforming Data Protection and Data Management

Today, only one vendor deserves the position of vDPAS category leader: Actifio. Actifio’s Protection and Availability Storage (PAS) platform is a revolutionary storage offering that radically transforms data protection and management, yet smoothly slots into an organization’s existing infrastructure.

Publish date: 06/25/12
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Spectra Logic Field Study Report

Taneja Group conducted in-depth telephone interviews with 8 Spectra Logic customers, who comprised varying company sizes and industry verticals. The interviews took place over a 3-month period in early 2012. We were after deeper insight into the leading storage-related challenges these customers faced, and how Spectra Logic’s tape solutions helped them to meet these challenges.

For more information, check out these links:

Spectra Logic - Press Release: http://bit.ly/OtrZyK

Courtesy of Spectra Logic, this Field Study Report can be downloaded free here: http://bit.ly/MQDZhU

Publish date: 07/27/12
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Quantum Lattus disk archive with object storage released

Quantum Corp. today introduced the first of its Lattus wide-area storage family, consisting of a scale-out network-attached storage disk system integrated with Amplidata's AmpliStor dispersed object storage for archiving big data.

  • Premiered: 11/13/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchStorage.com
Topic(s): TBA Quantum TBA Storage TBA object storage TBA Lattus TBA Archive
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HP Enters the Active Archive Alliance Fold

HP joins other storage companies with interests in selling dynamic archives as opposed to data burial grounds.

  • Premiered: 03/15/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
Topic(s): Tape Disk Archive Active Archive HP SpectraLogic
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Tape Libraries: Why, When and Where?

A technology publication that shall go unnamed posted the news last year that Amazon Glacier was a “tape-killing cloud” and that it would “devastate the [tape] industry.”

Not exactly. We do believe that smaller tape implementations are going the way of the dodo bird. Cloud backup is quickly replacing small standalone tape drives and autoloaders for daily backup, and as low-end tape equipment ages IT replaces it with cloud for long-term backup retention.

However, tape housed in mid-sized and enterprise scale libraries are growing strongly in several high-value computing and industry segments. Thus the question for IT becomes not “Should I use tape?” but “When should I invest in tape libraries?”

Publish date: 07/31/13
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When and how to implement an object storage platform

When deciding whether to implement an object storage platform into your environment, it makes sense to first outline what kind of data you're storing and how it's typically used.

  • Premiered: 02/04/14
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Cloud Storage
Topic(s): TBA Arun Taneja TBA Storage TBA object storage TBA Archive TBA Backup TBA Big Data TBA analytics TBA EMC TBA Cleversafe TBA Compuverde TBA DDN TBA Dell TBA HP TBA NetApp TBA Quantum TBA Scality TBA Tarmin TBA OpenStack TBA Gluster TBA Inktank TBA RedHat TBA HDS TBA Riverbed TBA DR TBA Disaster Recovery TBA Microsoft TBA Cloud TBA Private Cloud TBA File Storage TBA Block Storage
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Backup Balancing Act: Growing Pains with Data Backup and the Cost of Migration

Backup these days is, as I view it, an incredibly interesting topic. Data protection has always been a challenging operation for the business. When you think about it, it is one of the most physical of systems, requiring tremendous amounts of data movement and storage - moving and storing the same bits over and over again with such requirements for speed and then storage that the task has at many different times in the history of IT seemed like mission impossible.

  • Premiered: 04/03/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
Topic(s): Data protection Storage Cloud Backup Disaster Recovery DR Riverbed Tintri VMWare VSAN SSD Flash Archive Disk SLA Tape
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Spectra Logic bets big on SMR disk and S3 for on-premises deep archive

Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 de-facto standard protocols may actually increase the use of on-premises archive storage rather than diminish it.

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The HPE Solution to Backup Complexity and Scale: HPE Data Protector and StoreOnce

There are a lot of game-changing trends in IT today including mobility, cloud, and big data analytics. As a result, IT architectures, data centers, and data processing are all becoming more complex – increasingly dynamic, heterogeneous, and distributed. For all IT organizations, achieving great success today depends on staying in control of rapidly growing and faster flowing data.

While there are many ways for IT technology and solution providers to help clients depending on their maturity, size, industry, and key business applications, every IT organization has to wrestle with BURA (Backup, Recovery, and Archiving). Protecting and preserving the value of data is a key business requirement even as the types, amounts, and uses of that data evolve and grow.

For IT organizations, BURA is an ever-present, huge, and growing challenge. Unfortunately, implementing a thorough and competent BURA solution often requires piecing and patching together multiple vendor products and solutions. These never quite fully address the many disparate needs of most organizations nor manage to be very simple or cost-effective to operate. Here is where we see HPE as a key vendor today with all the right parts coming together to create a significant change in the BURA marketplace.

First, HPE is pulling together its top-notch products into a user-ready “solution” that marries both StoreOnce and Data Protector. For those working with either or both of those separately in the past in conjunction with other vendor’s products, it’s no surprise that they each compete favorably one-on-one with other products in the market, but together as an integrated joint solution they beat the best competitor offerings.

But HPE hasn’t just bundled products into solutions, it is undergoing a seismic shift in culture that revitalizes its total approach to market. From product to services to support, HPE people have taken to heart a “customer first” message to provide a truly solution-focused HPE experience. One support call, one ticket, one project manager, addressing the customer’s needs regardless of what internal HPE business unit components are in the “box”. And significantly, this approach elevates HPE from just being a supplier of best-of-breed products into an enterprise-level trusted solution provider addressing business problems head-on. HPE is perhaps the only company completely able to deliver a breadth of solutions spanning IT from top to bottom out of their own internal world-class product lines.

In this report, we’ll examine first why HPE StoreOnce and Data Protector products are truly game changing on their own rights. Then, we will look at why they get even “better together” as a complete BURA solution that can be more flexibly deployed to meet backup challenges than any other solution in the market today.

Publish date: 01/15/16
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Assimilate converged IT infrastructure into the data center

With the hype around converged and hyper-converged IT infrastructure, resistance seems futile. While your IT organization will likely be a mix of converged, dedicated and cloud-based resources, convergence is moving into new areas.

  • Premiered: 03/16/16
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Data Center
Topic(s): TBA convergence TBA Converged Infrastructure TBA Datacenter TBA Storage TBA converged TBA IT convergence TBA converged IT TBA Cloud TBA Public Cloud TBA OPEX TBA VCE TBA vBlock TBA Virtualization TBA software-defined TBA hyperconverged infrastructure TBA HCI TBA Nutanix TBA SimpliVity TBA Data protection TBA DP TBA Microsoft TBA StorSimple TBA Hybrid Cloud TBA Archive TBA Backup TBA BC TBA Business Continuity TBA Disaster Recovery TBA DR TBA data lake
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Get the most from cloud-based storage services

Enterprise data storage managers are in position to help their companies get more from cloud storage services.

  • Premiered: 05/02/16
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Enterprise Storage TBA Storage TBA Cloud TBA Data Storage TBA cold storage TBA cold data TBA Archive TBA Hybrid Cloud TBA HCS TBA Hybrid Cloud Storage TBA Saas TBA Big Data TBA tiering TBA CTERA TBA Private Cloud TBA ClearSky Data TBA hyper-converged TBA WAN Optimization TBA WANO TBA Riverbed TBA SteelFusion TBA IBM TBA EMC TBA Microsoft TBA Microsoft Azure TBA StorSimple TBA Oracle
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Conquer unstructured data: Scale-out NAS vs. object storage

Learn how scale-out NAS and object storage systems work, their pros and cons, manageability and how they integrate with your storage infrastructure.

  • Premiered: 08/04/16
  • Author: Jeff Kato
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA scale-out TBA scale-out NAS TBA Storage TBA object storage TBA storage infrastructure TBA NAS TBA cloud object storage TBA Cloud Storage TBA Cloud TBA Public Cloud TBA scalability TBA scalable TBA Metadata TBA Portable Operating System Interface TBA POSIX TBA fsync TBA real-time data TBA EMC TBA EMC Isilon TBA Isilon TBA IBM TBA IBM Spectrum TBA IBM Spectrum Scale TBA Qumulo TBA Scality TBA global scalability TBA Amazon TBA reliability TBA erasure coding TBA Dropbox
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Cohesity's converged data protection platform goes ROBO

Cohesity upgraded its product line with a virtual edition appliance for converged protection in remote offices and branch offices. It also added a new hardware appliance.

  • Premiered: 02/15/17
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Data Backup
Topic(s): TBA Cohesity TBA convergence TBA converged TBA Data protection TBA ROBO TBA Remote Office TBA Branch Office TBA Virtualization TBA Storage TBA Cohesity Data Platform TBA DataPlatform TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA VMWare TBA VMware vSphere TBA vSphere TBA secondary storage TBA replication TBA Public Cloud TBA Cloud TBA unstructured data TBA Google Nearline TBA Google TBA Microsoft TBA Microsoft Azure TBA Amazon TBA Amazon S3 TBA Amazon Glacier TBA Backup TBA Archive
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Cloud Object Storage for the Healthcare Data Blues

The healthcare industry continues to face tremendous cost challenges. The U.S. government estimates national health expenditures in the United States accounted for $3.2 trillion last year – nearly 18% of the country’s total GDP. There are many factors that drive up the cost of healthcare, such as the cost of new drug development and hospital readmissions. In addition, there’s compelling studies that show medical organizations will need to evolve their IT environment to curb healthcare costs and improve patient care in new ways, such as cloud-based healthcare models aimed at research community collaboration, coordinated care and remote healthcare delivery.

For example, Goldman Sachs recently predicted that the digital revolution can save $300 billion in spending in the healthcare sector by powering new patient options, such as home-based patient monitoring and patient self-management. Moreover, the most significant progress may come from a medical organization transforming their healthcare data infrastructure. Here’s why:

  • Advancements in digital medical imaging has resulted in an explosion of data that sits in  picture archiving and communications systems (PACS) and vendor neutral archives (VNAs).
  • Patient care initiatives such as personalized medicine and genomics require storing, sharing and analyzing massive amounts of unstructured data.
  • Regulations such as the Health Insur­ance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) require organizations to have policies for long term image retention and business continuity.

Unfortunately, traditional file storage approaches aren’t well-suited to manage vast amounts of unstructured data and present several barriers to modernizing healthcare infrastructure. A recent Taneja Group survey found the top three challenges to be:

  • Lack of flexibility: Traditional file storage appliances require dedicated hardware and don’t offer tight integration with collaborative cloud storage environments.
  • Poor utilization: Traditional file storage requires too much storage capacity for system fault tolerance, which reduces usable storage.
  • Inability to scale: Traditional storage solutions such as RAID-based arrays are gated by controllers and simply aren’t designed to easily expand to petabyte storage levels.

As a result, healthcare organizations are moving to object storage solutions that offer an architecture inherently designed for web scale storage environments. Specifically, object storage offers healthcare organizations the following advantages:

  • Simplified management, hardware independence and a choice of deployment options – private, public or hybrid cloud – lowers operational and hardware storage costs
  • Web-scale storage platform provides scale as needed and enables a pay as you go model
  • Efficient fault tolerance protects against site failures, node failures and multiple disk failures
  • Built in security protects against digital and physical breeches

Publish date: 03/22/17