BitCloud has updated its range of business continuity and disaster recovery solutions that can be used to provide complete IT system redundancy and failover.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
The proliferation of email however it arrives is causing storage headaches for service providers.
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.
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 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 can be used to better understand and manage the sharp growth of unstructured data, including files such as documents, spreadsheets and emails.
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.
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.