BitCloud business continuity and disaster recovery solutions updated

19 July, 2011

BitCloud has updated its range of business continuity and disaster recovery solutions that can be used to provide complete IT system redundancy and failover.

SNIA ANZ reveals 2011-12 board of directors

28 June, 2011 by

The Storage Networking Industry Association for Australia and New Zealand (SNIA ANZ) has revealed its board of directors for 2011-12. Board members are elected each year by SNIA ANZ members and are responsible for pursuing the association’s strategic objectives in the following 12 months.

Seagate 3.5 hard drive with 1 TB storage capacity per disk platter

22 May, 2011

Seagate has released a 3.5 hard drive featuring 1 TB of storage capacity per disk platter. The company’s GoFlex Desk products feature the hard drive, delivering storage capacities of up to 3 TB and an areal density of 625 Gb per square inch.

Lexar Media Crucial m4 solid-state drives

20 May, 2011

Crucial m4 solid-state drives are available in capacities ranging from 64 to 512 GB and incorporate Micron’s 25 nm NAND flash technology in a 2.5 form factor.

Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 disaster recovery software

19 May, 2011

Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 is claimed to simplify disaster recovery and data protection needs across physical, virtual and cloud environments by combining file-based backup and system-level recovery in an integrated solution for the backup and recovery of images, files and virtual machines (VM). Support for applications such as Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft SQL Server will also become available.

Web host scores deduplication goal

12 May, 2011 by

Web host and streaming provider Hostworks has deployed a backup, recovery and deduplication system, affording the company 20 TB of deduplicated data capacity, which ultimately allowed it to support the 2010 FIFA World Cup websites of Australian broadcaster SBS.

Intel SSD 320 solid-state drives

26 April, 2011

The third-generation solid-state drive SSD 320 Series is based on Intel’s 25 nm NAND flash memory, and replaces and the X25-M SATA SSD.

Solid-state drives speed past data recovery techniques

07 April, 2011 by Simon Sharwood

Solid-state disk drives are fast, use little power, get cheaper almost every day and are winning friends among all the big storage vendors. But the disks may also make it harder to use the last line of defence: data recovery. Simon Sharwood reports on the (mostly) upsides and downsides of data recovery using solid-state drives.

How to ride the waves of the Storage Tsunami

11 March, 2011 by John Giere*

The proliferation of email however it arrives is causing storage headaches for service providers.

Seagate Barracuda XT 3 TB desktop drive

10 March, 2011

The Barracuda XT 3 TB desktop drive eliminates the need to purchase extra hardware or software to overcome the 2 TB barrier. It provides highest available capacity for high-definition video editing and production systems, high-performance PC gaming systems and desktop PCs.

Storage management simplified at research institute

23 February, 2011 by

The data collected and analysed at Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) in Sydney could unlock the mysteries of a range of conditions, from cancer to brain conditions and developmental abnormalities.

Constellation.2 1 TB hard drive

10 February, 2011

Constellation.2 is claimed to be the first 2.5” enterprise-class hard drive to reach a 1 TB capacity. Designed for server storage applications, it provides 6 Gbps performance, good data integrity and low power consumption.

Symantec Data Insight for Storage for data management

10 February, 2011

Symantec Data Insight for Storage can be used to better understand and manage the sharp growth of unstructured data, including files such as documents, spreadsheets and emails.

oOh!media manages data growth with Hitachi SAN infrastructure

10 February, 2011 by

Outdoor shopping centre signs and large-format billboards all form part of Australia’s $427 million out-of-home advertising industry. Within this sector, oOh!media Group, operating from offices in Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Sydney, produces and sends large data files to and from its other offices and clients.

Storage best practices

19 January, 2011 by

NetApp's John Martin points out the best practice for storage utilisation. With continued pressure on IT departments to prove their worth to the business, a key area to examine is storage utilisation. Implementing storage best practices will allow IT professionals to drive value back into the business and demonstrate return on investment. With this in mind, here are 10 best practice areas to consider when reviewing data storage.

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