The 3-2-1 of cloud backup

21 November, 2013 by Lawrence Garvin*

There are a few basic questions anyone looking at cloud-based backup needs to ask themselves.

Data storage: the third big challenge of IT

26 September, 2013 by Charles Clarke*

Over the decades IT has seen two distinct challenges: processing power and later network bandwidth. While they are both still important, storage space has become the dominant concern.

Flash: saviour of the data centre?

19 September, 2013 by Stephen Withers

The widespread use of smartphones, tablets, ultrabooks and various other electronic devices means flash storage has become part of everyday life for many people, but it is also playing an important role in the data centre.

CA ARCserve D2D for Linux

04 July, 2013 by

CA ARCserve D2D for Linux provides data protection and disaster recovery for businesses running virtual and physical servers on the Linux open source platform.

Peter Alexander, CIO for the federal Treasury, on lazy coding, storage stacks and punting

04 July, 2013 by Anthony Caruana

With more than two years in the CIO’s chair at The Treasury of the federal government, Peter Alexander is one of the most high-profile and influential IT executives in Australia. We spoke to him about some of the hot topics on his radar.

Government ditches mandatory data retention - for now

25 June, 2013 by

The Australian Government has dropped its plans to require ISPs to retain customer metadata for up to two years - at least for now.

More data storage? Here’s how to fit 1000 terabytes on a DVD

21 June, 2013 by Min Gu, Yaoyu Cao and Zongsong Gan

We live in a world where digital information is exploding. Some 90% of the world’s data was generated in the past two years. The obvious question is: how can we store it all?

Kroll Ontrack EasyRecovery 10.1 software tool for data recovery

28 May, 2013 by | Supplied by: Kroll Ontrack Inc

Ontrack EasyRecovery 10.1 is a software tool for data recovery. It helps users perform recoveries on all drive types.

The impact of environmental catastrophes

28 May, 2013 by Adrian De Luca, SNIA

The plagues of natural disasters do more than devastate infrastructure, communities and local economies. In the age of the connected global economy, natural disasters have the ability to transcend much further than streets, towns and country borders to impact economies all over the world.

Post-production company processes 20 TB a day with new system

18 March, 2013 by

Park Road Post Production, an NZ-based film company, has implemented a storage system that can manage up to 20 TB of data each day.

EMC extends flash storage for enterprises

07 March, 2013 by Anthony Caruana | Supplied by: EMC Corporation

EMC’s Xtrem family of flash-optimised server and storage products is a PCIe-based flash card that is designed to accelerate application performance.

CommVault Simpana 10 data management software platform

01 March, 2013 by | Supplied by: CommVault Systems Inc

CommVault has released its Simpana 10 data management software platform. The software allows employees across the enterprise to repurpose data under management and search, access and create information to enable better decision making and collaboration.

Churchie dumps tape backup for disk

26 February, 2013 by Andrew Collins | Supplied by: StorageCraft

Anglican Church Grammar School - aka ‘Churchie’ - has switched to a software and disk-based back solution for data recovery, after its tape-based solution failed one too many times.

Paragon Hard Disk Manager 12 disk management software

22 February, 2013 by

Paragon Software Group has released its Hard Disk Manager 12 disk management software, suitable for administrators who need to make changes to the configuration of storage devices. It comes in Business and Premium editions.

Crushing gluttonous disaster-recovery traffic with WAN optimisation

19 February, 2013 by Andrew Collins

Gunnersen, a manufacturer and distributor of wood-based building products, has solved its problems with gluttonous disaster-recovery (DR) data on its network by implementing a virtual WAN optimisation solution.

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