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Thoughts on Source-based Storage Capacity Optimization

Choosing the technology that's right for you depends on what your problem is.

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CommVault Attempts to Rise Above the Noise

After more than 2 years in development, CommVault recently unveiled Simpana v9 with a multitude of new features aimed at taking mind and marketshare away from Symantec’s NetBackup and IBM’s Tivoli Storage Manager in the enterprise data protection space.

  • Premiered: 10/21/10
  • Author: Taneja Group
Topic(s): CommVault Deduplication Simpana 9

Is Cloud-Enabled DR Ready for Prime Time?

Industry article by Jeff Boles and Jeff Byrne published in InfoStor that explores whether cloud-based DR technologies are suitable for adoption by small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).  The article concludes that these technologies are “ready for prime time”, as long as they meet four specific criteria for cloud-enabled DR solutions.

Publish date: 01/25/11
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Data Protection: 20th Century Storage Architectures Won't Solve 21st Century Storage Problems

Data Protection marketplace is undergoing sea change right before our eyes. All the legacy players, including Symantec, IBM Tivoli, EMC NetWorker, CommVault, are feverishly trying to bring their decades-old architectures to the 21st Century. For at least a decade, I have been saying the old method of doing full and incremental backups has to go. It is archaic and smacks of the 70’s. Why a full backup must be done every week, moving all data across the application server, into the network, then into the backup server before placing it on tape or disk, when 90%+ of that data is the same as last week’s, has never made much sense to me. Ditto with incrementals. Why move an entire 2MB file across the network when only four bytes have changed? The inefficiencies have been mind boggling. Regardless, that is how it has been for three decades. Granted there have been improvements over the past several years. Data deduplication has been a godsend. Now we dedupe the original full at a sub-file level and only keep one copy of each “chunk” in the backup. But we still lug all that data across the network and only dedupe it at the target (so network efficiency remains sub-optimal). Of course, with onset of source level deduplication, we have been able to positively impact the network traffic too. But most of the world is still doing target-based deduplication. Regardless, all these have been positive movements towards the goal of simplifying data protection and ultimately making it disappear entirely as a task to be performed by IT administrators. But wait. Just as we were making these positive strides something else changed the nature of the problem.

  • Premiered: 12/04/12
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: Taneja Group Blog
Topic(s): CommVault EMC Actifio Cloud Symantec Backup Virtualization Storage Data protection

Data protection vendors plug into AWS disaster recovery capabilities

Vendors add backup, replication, data migration and high availability products and services for disaster recovery during Amazon's AWS re:Invent conference.

  • Premiered: 11/14/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Disaster Recovery
Topic(s): TBA Mike Matchett TBA Storage TBA AWS TBA Amazon Web Services TBA Recovery TBA DR TBA Disaster Recovery TBA Cloud TBA Public Cloud TBA CommVault TBA Zadara TBA Saas

Hyper-converged vendors focus on data protection

Hyper-convergence has impacted primary storage, but Arun Taneja says hyper-converged vendors are bringing the concept to data protection.

  • Premiered: 09/03/15
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Data Backup
Topic(s): TBA hyper-converge TBA hyper-converged TBA hyper-convergence TBA hyperconverged TBA Primary Storage TBA Arun Taneja TBA Storage TBA Data protection TBA Data Deduplication TBA Deduplication TBA Compression TBA Continuous Data Protection TBA synthetic backup TBA Backup TBA copy data management TBA Snapshots TBA Snapshot TBA WANO TBA WAN Optimization TBA WAN TBA replication TBA flat backup TBA secondary storage TBA Gridstore TBA Maxta TBA Nimboxx TBA Nutanix TBA Scale TBA Scale Computing TBA SimpliVity