There were some interesting events and blog posts last week. This new weekly feature highlights those! Enterprise IT Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Your Reliance On Backup Tapes - What's wrong with backup tapes? They're inaccessible, making them unsuitable for most applications. My latest post for my Enterprise Storage Strategies blog. Is Licensing Turning vSphere Into … [Read more...] about Back From the Pile: Interesting Content From the Week of May 2, 2009
One of the great ironies of storage technology is the inverse relationship between efficiency and security: Adding performance or reducing storage requirements almost always results in reducing the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of a system. Many of the advances in capacity utilization put into production over the last few years rely on deduplication of data. … [Read more...] about Compression, Encryption, Deduplication, and Replication: Strange Bedfellows
Although the details have not been released, TechTarget updated its web site today with a list of events by region for 2009. My understanding is that, although the formats and locations are tweaked slightly, the user-focused character of their excellent Storage Decisions conferences and one-day seminars will remain. Some highlights from the calendar: The Storage … [Read more...] about TechTarget Posts 2009 Event Schedule
My webinar on building a business case for email archiving was very well-attended, so I was not able to get to everyone during the question and answer section. Since the questions were really excellent, I thought I would include them (and my responses) here. … [Read more...] about Answering Your Email Archiving Questions
I've just started writing an article for Storage Magazine on the topic of large filesystem backup. It's always been difficult to handle really big filesystems - whether they contain lots of little files or a few big ones. There are parallelism issues, latency, throughput/streaming, etc. If you have experience with this topic, I'd appreciate a comment or email so I can pick … [Read more...] about Input Needed: How to Back Up Big Filesystems?