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  • Supercomputer to connect to 400PB of storage via Ethernet

    The National Center for Supercomputing Applications in the US is rolling out a storage infrastructure that will include 380 petabytes of magnetic tape capacity and 25 petabytes of online disk storage made up by 17,000 SATA drives.

  • Storage virtualisation

    Server virtualisation places significant new demands on traditional storage, says Terri McClure, senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. ?The standard storage architecture was originally designed for monolithic mainframes?not the abstraction and pooling of resources.?

  • IBM futuristic storage aims for speed and density

    IBM is working on both super-fast and super-dense storage media that should reach enterprises before the end of this decade, and demand in some industries looks likely to keep pace with the advances.

  • Top 5 ways to cut your storage needs

    With the economy still shaky and the need for storage exploding, almost every storage vendor claims it can reduce the amount of data you must store. Trimming your data footprint not only cuts costs for hardware, software, power and data centre space, but also eases the strain on networks and backup windows.

  • IT infrastructure: Whatever happened to reliability?

    I've lost count of how many failed SAN disks and controllers, servers, and network equipment I've seen - probably thousands over the years. Doesn't matter who made the equipment - it could be the biggest, most respected name in storage or networking - it all breaks at some point or another.

  • Oracle-Sun set to resell Pillar after merger

    In all the hoopla over Oracle's planned $7.4 billion buyout of Sun Microsystems, little mention has been made of Pillar Data Systems, a separate storage company founded by Oracle co-founder and CEO Larry Ellison.

  • The lowdown on the Techworld product awards

    We're often asked why certain products won an award - or why others didn't. We don't want the judges' decision to be shrouded in secrecy so this year we're setting out why the winners triumphed.

  • MAID to store - persistently

    Copan boss Mark Ward explains why hard disks are getting smaller, how persistent data differs from transactional data - and how his company can save storage space and power as a result.

  • De-duplication becomes the rule

    Avamar and Diligent de-duplication products are picked by Fujitsu Siemens Computers and Overland Storage.

  • Green Grid delivers - for members only

    Is the Green Grid in danger of letting the wider datacentre community down by focusing on its members' self-interests?





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HP OpenView Storage Data Protector Advanced Backup to Disk integration with Virtual Tape Libraries white paper

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HP OpenView Storage Data Protector Advanced Backup to Disk integration with Virtual Tape Libraries white paper

This white paper provides a better understanding of the integration of HP OpenView Storage Data Protector with Virtual Tape Libraries by utilizing the Advanced Backup to Disk functionality available with the Storage Data Protector software. After reading this paper, you should be able to determine the difference between a Storage Data Protector file library device and a Virtual Library.
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Virtual Songs of Praise

This is a good look at what distinguishes a virtual tape library from a tape-emulating disk-to-disk backup box.
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