Mid-size organisations exist in an odd part of the budget spectrum: they have significantly more difficult IT burdens to bear than smaller organisations, but they don’t quite have the expansive budgets that a larger organisation might have to deal with such problems.
RSA has introduced two additions to the Archer product suite. Archer Business Continuity Management and Operations is designed to address business continuity, disaster recovery and crisis management, and is engineered to align with BS25999, NIMS and ISO 22301.
Proposals to impose a two-year retention of data on service providers has caused a big stink amongst the Australian public, civil libertarians, political figures and telecommunications companies. Adrian De Luca, Board Director, SNIA ANZ, comments on the proposed changes.
Vendors claim cloud storage offers a range of benefits to organisations, including cost savings and increased flexibility. But with things like security breaches, data sovereignty and the US Patriot Act breeding doubt in customers’ minds, the future of cloud storage is not certain.
NetWorker 8.0 has been enhanced with a streamlined architecture for improved performance and scalability. It also offers integration with EMC Data Domain deduplication storage systems, broadened support for Microsoft applications and multitenancy management which enables cloud service delivery.
Hosting your data in the cloud offers several benefits for organisations, including easier file sharing among employees, easy remote backup, and, in some cases, cost savings. But with the US Patriot Act, the DMCA, and similar, storing your data with an offshore company may allow foreign entities to rifle through said data - without your knowledge. Carlo Minassian, Founder & CEO of earthwave, explains how the physical location of your data affects your privacy.
FalconStor Virtual Tape Library (VTL) 7.5 allows customers to tailor deduplication processes to the needs of their environment. The product offers several deduplication options, including inline, concurrent and post-processing or no deduplication. They can be deployed in multiple configurations to match types of data and available storage.
If you read certain sections of the media you would not be wrong in thinking that flash storage is like ‘the cavalry’ coming over the hill to save the day, but is it going to be the industry saviour? Clive Gold, CTO Marketing at EMC and Vice Chair of SNIA ANZ, comments.
After the earthquake that devastated Christchurch in February 2011, IT services company Oxygen IT saved numerous businesses from disaster by recovering their servers and retrieving their data quickly.
Wentworth Shire Council has deployed a more resilient IT disaster recovery program in anticipation of catastrophic natural disasters.
Big data has become big business, with increasing numbers of organisations trying to amass stores of information and subject it to analysis. But this is creating headaches for backup and recovery. Merri Mack looks at the options for dealing with this problem.
NetVault FastRecover 4.5 enables fast recovery of critical Oracle data through virtual on-demand recovery technology. In addition to Oracle, it also provides backup and virtual on-demand recovery for Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server and Windows file-system data.
vmProtect 6 is a backup, migration and disaster recovery solution for VMware virtual environments.
The EMC Symmetrix VMAXe storage system is designed for virtualised cloud and mission-critical IT environments.