Storage > Data protection

Data retention - a new digital kind of divide

03 October, 2012 by Adrian De Luca, Board Director, SNIA ANZ*

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.

Data sovereignty and the dangers of hosting data outside of Australia

13 July, 2012 by Carlo Minassian*, Founder & CEO, earthwave

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.

EMC Symmetrix VMAXe storage system for virtual environments

28 September, 2011 by

The EMC Symmetrix VMAXe storage system is designed for virtualised cloud and mission-critical IT environments.

More than half of SSD users experience data loss

24 August, 2011

Despite an overwhelming belief that solid state disks (SSD) are reliable, more than half of SSD users report experiencing data losses while using the technology.

Riverbed Whitewater cloud storage gateway models 510, 710, 2010

22 July, 2011 by

The release of three Riverbed Whitewater cloud storage gateway models designed to optimise data protection will allow a wider range of organisations, including small and medium businesses (SMBs), to take advantage of the benefits of cloud data protection.

NetApp SnapProtect management software

21 July, 2011 by

SnapProtect management software is claimed to accelerate and simplify data protection for shared IT infrastructures. The software combines efficient, high-speed Snapshot copies and replication with tape.

Transcend JetFlash 200, 220 and 620 USB flash drives

19 July, 2011 by

The JetFlash 200 USB flash drive that incorporates enterprise-level data security has been added to the range of Transcend Security series flash drives. The series includes the JetFlash 220 with an extra built-in fingerprint reader and the JetFlash 620 which offers the JetFlash SecureDrive password protection software for maximum protection.

Storage management simplified at research institute

23 February, 2011

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.

Quantum RDX removable disk-based data protection system

25 November, 2010 by

The Quantum RDX removable disk-based data protection system uses data reduction technology to decrease cartridge requirements by up to 20:1. Suitable for small to medium-sized businesses, the system offers removable disk cartridges for on-site and off-site storage to meet data backup, disaster recovery and archiving requirements and can serve as a replacement for low-end tape devices, such as DDS/DAT.

Symantec Data Insight data governance technology

16 March, 2010 by

Symantec’s Data Insight is claimed to improve data governance through insights into the ownership and usage of unstructured data, including files such as documents, spreadsheets and emails.

Unified storage provides fast access to customer simulations

15 October, 2009 by

The Diversus Group is a small business providing professional and advisory services to customers needing data storage and management services with 80% of its staff being remote users. Its headquarters and IT infrastructure is based in Canberra, and consultants work in Sydney and Melbourne.

Vontu Data Loss Prevention suite

02 April, 2009

The Vontu Data Loss Prevention suite now supports native SQL database scanning.

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