White Papers

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Enterprise Storage (posted 6/18/02)

IT Directors, Chief Information Officers, IT Solutions Architects and Systems Engineers will find this examination of Enterprise Storage useful. Problems created in the way businesses run, strategies to solve these challenges, and the benefits of the SAN are all discussed.

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Data Vaulting (posted 6/18/02)

Infotech SA's Data Vaulting strategies are discussed and explained thoroughly within this White Paper, including advantages, disadvantages and costs.

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Tape Library Assessment (posted 6/18/02)

Infotech SA performed an independent study on the ATL P4000 and HP Surestore tape libraries upon acquiring it's contract at the Patent and Trademark Office. This White Paper has results and information based on those tests.

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Software Asset Management (posted 5/28/02)

Since the introduction of networked computers in the 1980's the emphasis of a network's capability has shifted from servers to data storage. The Storage Area Network (SAN) has helped make large amounts of data readily available and thus allowed greater workloads and more efficiency and speed.

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Resource Usage Monitor (posted 4/4/03)

This White Paper looks at the usage of storage and computing resources in an operational environment. It is shown how the routine collection of resource usage information across an installation can greatly aid in proper planning for growth and security of its data. The "Storage Auditor" suite of products that perform storage resource monitoring are briefly described and compared with other offerings.

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Backup System Planning (posted 4/4/03)

Many organizations today have realized the vital importance of implementing a backup and/or archive system to safeguard the data produced and handled by their computer systems. IIn business organizations, it is now more generally recognized that loss of data can easily lead to a failure of the business. What is not yet generally recognized is the importance of proper backup system planning through software tools that collect real operational resource usage statistics. Such software enables the optimal backup system leading to efficiences of cost and time.These savings more that outweigh the relatively low cost of such software tools.

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Remote Vaulting (posted on 9/1/03)

A Case Study - This White Paper discusses the use of DWDM and Fibre Channel technology to implement cross- site vaulting of large amounts of backup data. An operational system that backs up and vaults terabytes of data is discussed.

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