There have been many papers written on the subject of recycled tape but none have actually evaluated the tape and documented the results. For the purpose of this paper,recycled tape refers to tape that, after first being purchased as new by the original owner and used for an unspecified amount of time, is then resold to another user. In this paper we will share our evaluation results based on a small random sample of Sony DLT-IV tapes that were purchased as recycled tape and acquired by Sony.
Often, additional processing power alone does little or nothing to improve SQL Server performance. This is because the processor, no matter how fast, finds itself constantly waiting on mechanical storage devices for its data. While every other component in the “data chain” is solid state, hard drives are mechanical, relying on physical movement around a magnetic platter to access information.
Barely a month goes by without a big data protection story in the media. But where is the real threat and what can you do to protect your business? How do you protect data ‘at rest’ and data ‘in transit’? If encryption is so important, why isn’t everyone using it? Is there a simpler, more efficient way to encrypt your data? This white paper aims to answer these questions.
The IT team needed a new system that would improve backup and recovery efficiency while reducing the amount of time spent on daily backups. They began by implementing VMware virtualization technology to consolidate server resources for dynamic resource sharing and high availability.
Information is constantly being added to corporate databases growing the amount of structured data. And unstructured data including office productivity application files, images, video, and audio files are being added at unprecedented rates. As a result, there is simply much more data, many more files, and many more larger files to store today than ever.
Performance and capacity of tape drives continues to increase. The StorageTek T10000B has a capacity of 1TB and throughput of 120 MB/s, LTO-5 has a capacity of 1.5TB and throughput of 140 MB/s, and the StorageTek T10000C has a capacity of 5TB and throughput of 240 MB/s. This paper discusses the importance of key specifications typically used to evaluate tape drive performance.
You’ve heard about the cloud, but you’re wondering what it means to you and your business. Here are some simple steps to help you decipher and master the cloud conundrum.
The mobility feature in Lync Server 2010 supports Lync functionality on mobile devices. When you deploy the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Mobility Service, users can use supported Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone, or Nokia mobile devices to perform such activities as sending and receiving instant messages, viewing contacts, and viewing presence. In addition, mobile devices support some Enterprise Voice features, such as click to join a conference, Call via Work, single number reach, voice mail, and missed calls.
While cloud computing is still just emerging as a computing style — IDC estimates that spending on public cloud IT services in 2011 was $28 billion, compared with more than $1.7 trillion in spending on total IT products and services — it already has begun changing how IT delivers economic value to countries, cities, industries, and small businesses.
IDC analysis shows an average payback of 7 months, a 450% ROI over three years and a reduction of restore times from 17 hours to 2 hours on average.