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

18 March, 2013

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 | 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

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.

IT tips for mid-size organisations

15 February, 2013

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 Archer Business Continuity Management and Operations

25 January, 2013 | Supplied by: RSA Security

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.

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.

Acronis Backup & Recovery

19 September, 2012 | Supplied by: Acronis

The latest release of Acronis Backup & Recovery introduces disk-to-disk-to-cloud staging into its unified backup and recovery platform.

Cloud storage tools and the impact of security breaches, data sovereignty and the Patriot Act

17 July, 2012 by Andrew Collins

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.

EMC NetWorker Unified Backup and Recovery Software 8.0

16 July, 2012

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.

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.

FalconStor Virtual Tape Library (VTL) 7.5, available as software, an appliance or virtual machine

13 June, 2012

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.

Flash - saviour of the (I/O) universe?

21 May, 2012 by Clive Gold, CTO Marketing at EMC and Vice Chair of SNIA ANZ

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.

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