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Compellent Remote Instant Play

More than ever, businesses are facing massive challenges to both protect and move their data across multiple sites. Most critically, this challenge presents itself in the event of an infrastructure failure or an entire site outage. However, with the addition of multiple data center sites, expanding WAN investments, and increasingly heterogeneous and distributed computing infrastructures, moving production data between geographies has also become a hot-button issue.

Publish date: 07/01/06
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3PAR Simplifies Multi-Site Replication

Normally, the unveiling of a new storage console would not get my full attention. But 3PAR's announcement today of its latest InForm Management Console (IMC) definitely did.

  • Premiered: 08/04/10
  • Author: Jeff Byrne
Topic(s): 3PAR Disaster Recovery DR replication

How to Protect Your Small or Midsized Business with VMware Virtualization

Business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) planning is becoming a critical mandate for all companies and especially for small and midsized businesses, where the cost of downtime and/or lost data can be devastating. If you have implemented virtualization, you already know how it can save you money on IT costs via server consolidation. But are you aware that the benefits of virtualization extend beyond IT cost savings, and that virtualization can also keep your business running through many types of planned and unplanned IT outages?

By leveraging BC/DR solutions from VMware, you can turn your investment in virtualization into an investment in your business. And protecting your business is easier than you might think. Backed by the virtualization industry’s largest IT and developer community, collection of BC/DR best practices, and network of channel partners, many IT managers are surprised how quickly they are able to deploy VMware BC/DR solutions in production, and in the process, demonstrate an ROI that goes well beyond mere cost reduction.

Publish date: 01/19/11

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

Symantec Improves Virtualized App Recovery With VMware DR Support, Dashboard Management

The newest version of Symantec’s application high availability product for virtual environments provides tight integration with VMware’s disaster recovery capabilities and a dashboard for monitoring and managing multiple applications through the VMware vCenter Server console. AppHA, which came to market last fall, brings deeper application awareness to VMware, so that failed apps can be quickly detected and restarted.

  • Premiered: 06/27/11
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Network Computing
Topic(s): TBA Symantec TBA DR TBA Disaster Recovery

IBM ProtecTIER for Outstanding Data Protection

Modern backup and recovery needs much robust business continuity (BC) and DR than garden variety approaches can provide.  This is why IBM ProtecTIER with advanced replication is a vital piece of backup and recovery.

Publish date: 10/31/11

IBM Protectier And SAP Critical Data Protection Without Da-ta Disruption

SAP is a business-critical application for enterprise and mid-range business. SAP products generate huge volumes of critical data that must be fully protected, the majority of it stored in databases like DB2, Oracle and SQL. This Solution Profile describes IBM ProtecTIER’s fast performance, scalable capacity and replication for SAP backup environments.

Publish date: 10/31/11

Sepaton S2100 and the Database Backup Challenge

SEPATON purpose-built the S2100 platform as the only backup appliance dedicated to managing and optimizing large database backup and recovery in enterprise environments. The SEPATON S2100 appliance serves large enterprise storage environments with high backup and recovery performance, replication, deduplication and scalable capacity. This enables enterprise IT to cost-effectively meet critical database SLAs with a single unified storage system.

Publish date: 11/22/11

Transforming Data Protection with vDPAS: A Paradigm Shift

Traditional data protection approach is challenged by a new breed of vendors with a more effective approach to data protection and availability. It protects multiple systems, environments (physical, virtual and cloud) and applications in a single, highly efficient, virtualized storage pool – the fountain of life conceptualized by Taneja Group over five years ago.

This new approach to data protection and data availability is so radically different from the choices available in the marketplace today that it warrants its own category. Taneja Group calls the new category Virtualized Data Protection and Availability Storage (vDPAS), which enables SLA-driven data protection and data management across the entire production environment – regardless of application, system or deployment model.

Publish date: 02/29/12
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Scale-Out, DR and Data Protection for Small to Medium Virtualization Users

Together, Scale Computing and Veeam bring small to medium businesses a highly scalable and well protected virtual infrastructure storage solution.

  • Premiered: 03/14/12
  • Author: Jeff Byrne
Topic(s): Virtualization Data protection DR Scale Computing Veeam
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Quantum introduces cloud-powered data protection

Quantum announced its foray into cloud-powered data protection to complement the company's existing on-premise data protection portfolio, which includes DXi-Series disk backup and deduplication, vmPRO virtual machine protection and Scalar tape automation products. For a company delivering effective and efficient premise-based data protection for a while, the cloud-based data protection is the logical next step.

  • Premiered: 03/26/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Taneja Blog
Topic(s): Quantum DXi v1000 Xerox cloud backup DR Disaster Recovery

Incorporating a cloud disaster recovery plan

Arun Taneja, founder and president of Taneja Group, provides readers with his best cloud tips. In part two of this four-part series, we learn how cloud storage changes a disaster recovery (DR) plan and if you need to implement a specific cloud disaster recovery plan.

  • Premiered: 05/03/12
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchCloudStorage
Topic(s): TBA Cloud TBA DR TBA Disaster Recovery

Cloud gateway options and use cases

In this cloud tip series, Arun Taneja, founder and president of Taneja Group, offers readers information on dealing with the cloud. Part three explores cloud storage gateways: Are they all created equal? And how do you choose and configure the right type of cloud gateway for your particular use case?

  • Premiered: 05/07/12
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchCloudStorage
Topic(s): TBA Cloud TBA cloud gateway TBA Backup TBA Archiving TBA DR

Moving applications to the cloud guide

The four-part cloud tips series by Arun Taneja, founder and president of Taneja Group, concludes with an explanation of which applications are best suited for the cloud. When moving applications to the cloud, what are the basic ground rules for what applications aren’t going to work and which ones might from a performance standpoint?

  • Premiered: 05/10/12
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchCloudStorage
Topic(s): TBA Cloud TBA Applications TBA Security TBA DR TBA Big Data
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Cost-Effective Disaster Recovery and StorTrends

StorTrends yields DR savings from several different features including bandwidth, commodity purchase price, and SAS/SATA combinations.

  • Premiered: 07/17/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
Topic(s): StorTrends AMI Data protection replication Disaster Recovery DR

Integrated Disaster Recovery: Technologies for Comprehensive Storage Array Protection

DR has long been particularly challenging for the midmarket customer. It usually requires multiple layers and components, host-based software, replication gateways or appliances, and often array-based functionality that is licensed and managed separately. Add to this complexity the need for robust bandwidth or an expensive WAN optimization approach and it’s no surprise that DR can have a significant impact on both OPEX and CAPEX budgets.

The cost to manage all of these different elements can dwarf the cost of a primary storage system itself. The enterprise faces many of the same challenges, but they also have bigger budgets and more specialists to manage the complexity. Midmarket businesses and organizations may not have the same level of budget and specialists, but they certainly face the same challenges.

Recently, Taneja Group Labs put the StorTrends 3400i array through a Technology Validation exercise to evaluate how StorTrends measured up as a SMB/SME storage solution in terms of ease of use, performance, availability, adaptability, and innovative features. Over the course of our Technology Validation exercise, it was clear that one particular StorTrends capability rose above all others: StorTrends built-in multi-site WAN optimized data replication. Specifically, StorTrends suite of replication functionality looks poised to equip SMB and SME customers with the tools that for the first time makes robust DR really achievable. In this report, we’ll highlight what we found, and why it stood out.


Publish date: 09/06/12

Expert Podcast: How to evaluate a cloud gateway appliance

Can cloud gateways compete on technical merits? How much consolidation will occur in this space? Arun Taneja, founder and consulting analyst at the Taneja Group, answers key questions about cloud gateway appliances and how they factor into disaster recovery and primary storage use cases.

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  • Premiered: 12/19/12 at OnDemand
  • Location: OnDemand
  • Speaker(s): Arun Taneja
  • Sponsor(s): TechTarget: SearchCloudStorage.com
Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Cloud Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Arun Taneja Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Podcast Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Consolidation Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): gateway Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): appliances Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Storage Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Primary Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): DR Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Disaster Recovery

How to evaluate a cloud gateway appliance

Can cloud gateways compete on technical merits? How much consolidation will occur in this space? Arun Taneja, founder and consulting analyst at the Taneja Group, answers key questions about cloud gateway appliances and how they factor into disaster recovery and primary storage use cases.

  • Premiered: 12/19/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchCloudStorage.com
Topic(s): TBA Primary TBA Cloud TBA Storage TBA DR TBA Arun Taneja TBA Podcast TBA gateway TBA Appliance
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Virtualized applications - how do you protect uptime?

Did you know that you might not get quite the availability and capability you want from a typical virtualization initiative, even if you're planning for mission critical applications? The reality is that VMware goes pretty far, and delivers vast improvements in availability over non-virtual infrastructure, but you can do a little better, and you might want to do a little better for critical apps.


Jeff Boles from Taneja Validates Symantec Business Continuity for VMware Environments

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Mike Reynolds, Sr. Product Marketing Manager


Symantec is the only vendor that can solve the application awareness problem for high availability and disaster recovery in virtual environments without compromising native VMware tools such as vMotion, Site Recovery Manager (SRM) and Dynamic Resource Scheduler (DRS). This webcast featuring Jeff Boles from the Taneja Group, will discuss the hidden availability challenges for virtualized data centers, and discuss the best-in-class approach to building a high availability virtual infrastructure for today's business critical applications.

Symantec's unique business continuity solution for VMware environments will help you virtualize business critical applications by:

Recovering applications without a virtual machine reboot
Integrating with native VMware tools including vMotion, DRS, SRM and vCenter
Failing over from physical to virtual machines or vice versa
Reducing downtime for planned maintenance
Learn how Symantec will keep your applications protected and highly available.

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  • Premiered: 03/21/13 at OnDemand
  • Location: OnDemand
  • Speaker(s): Jeff Boles
  • Sponsor(s): Symantec
Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Symantec Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Jeff Boles Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): VMWare Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Virtualization Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): VM Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): high availability Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): DR Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Disaster Recovery Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): VMotion Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Site Recovery Manager Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): SRM Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Dynamic Resource Scheduler Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): DRS Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): vCenter