Storage


TechMentor: Best Practices for Exchange 2010 Capacity Planning

Experts described optimal preparations for deploying Exchange 2010 at the TechMentor Las Vegas event last week.

Review Round-Up: Data Protection and Recovery Products

Backup software has come a long way in recent years. We compare four products that should prove useful, particularly for small to midsize enterprises.

Coming This Fall: Windows Azure Cloud Appliances

Addressing one of the key objectives of cloud computing, Microsoft today said its Windows Azure platform will be available as an appliance that can run on customer and partner premises.

Backup Basics in Windows Server 2008 R2

A free tool from Microsoft can make backing up data in Windows Server 2008 R2 efficient and almost hassle-free. Here's how to use it effectively.

Take the Pain Out of Backups

The 3X Remote Backup Appliance is a useful system that can serve as your company's private backup cloud.

Iron Mountain Acquires Mimosa

Iron Mountain on Monday said it has acquired e-mail and SharePoint archiving solutions provider Mimosa Systems for $112 million.

FCI Can Set You Free

The Microsoft File Classification Infrastructure can help you simplify data identification.

The New World of Compliance

Compliance is a complex undertaking, but with the right philosophy and tools it's well within your grasp.

The 2009 Redmond Reader's Choice Awards: It's a Grand Slam

After introducing the Triple Crown last year, Redmond knocks one out of the park in 2009 by honoring winners of four consecutive Reader's Choice Awards in the same category.

Clouds Done Right

Cloud platforms might offer cost savings and other benefits, but they can also have costly bottleneck issues.

Data Protection Manager 2010 Beta Released

Microsoft released a public beta of System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010 on Tuesday.

Backing up Hyper-V

With support for Hyper-V in Service Pack 1, Microsoft's System Center Data Protection Manager can be the ideal application for backing up virtual machines.

Serious Price Tag Overshadows Cloud Computing

Cloud computing promises cost savings, increased flexibility and improved remote access to resources, but these advantages come at a cost.

Encrypt Your Drives and Protect Your Data

Microsoft, Check Point and McAfee provide three whole-disk encryption options; we examine each and choose the best of the bunch.

Standards Groups Collaborate on Cloud Computing

A group of leading standards development organizations are working jointly to foster common standards for cloud computing and storage.

Storage Guru

Tips to keep your data clean, green and organized.

7 Disaster-Dodging Dictums

Following these seven tips can help you prepare for a disaster -- or prevent one from becoming even worse.

Report: Disaster Recovery Improving, but Downtime Still Hurts

A Symantec survey reveals the "rising [disaster recovery] pressures on organizations caused by soaring downtime costs and more stringent IT service-level requirements to mitigate risk to the business."

Federal Agencies Using Azure To Store Data

Microsoft has set up a repository in which government agencies may upload and store their public-facing datasets so that they can be reused by other parties.

Tech-Ed: Let's (Third) Party!

Independent software vendors have long been the life of Microsoft's party by producing products that fill in the gaps Redmond leaves open. For Tech•Ed North America 2009, we celebrate third-party vendors and preview what they'll be announcing and demonstrating at the show.

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