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CommVault Brings Features and Flexibility to STORServer Backup Appliances

STORServer was one of the first companies to come out with a backup appliance for the mid-market over 10 years ago. Their product used IBM’s Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) as the backup software loaded onto server hardware with a tape

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EMC Briefing Day – NetWorker 8

Over the past decade, EMC has made significant investments in the data protection space. Some examples include NetWorker, Avamar and Data Domain Purpose Built Backup Appliances. Each time one of these acquisitions were made, there were predictions about how the

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STORServer Upgrades and Extends Backup Appliance Line

When disk drives started to become economically feasible for backup, virtual tape libraries (VTLs) were the solution most manufacturers came up with to incorporate the benefits of disk into their existing tape-oriented environments. Since they were built around legacy backup

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Breaking The Top Four Myths Of Tape vs. Disk Backup

Over the past few years disk as a backup target has become a key enhancement to most backup infrastructures. Disk is believed to be faster, almost as cost-effective and more resilient. In reality tape has its own unique value in

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Dedupe Benefits Mainframes as it does Open Systems

Historically, tape as a storage medium in the open systems world has had issues with performance, complexity, reliability and cost, compared with disk systems. The mainframe market has encountered many of these same issues with tape as a backup solution,

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Backup Virtualization

Virtualization has changed the way many data centers operate today. Server virtualization has increased server resource efficiency, flexibility and reliability. Storage virtualization has had a similar effect on storage resources and storage management. Interestingly, the backup and data protection processes

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