Emulex to QLogic: Adapter biz is shrinking, but we’re still swimming • The Register

Interesting news and possible scenarios.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/08/15/emulex_shrinking_less_than_qlogic/

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How Tape Can Fix The Unstructured Backup Problem

IBM SONAS is also a solution because is integrating a tape tiering.

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Under the Hood: Automated Backups

Post by George Crump (thank you)

The fastest growing data set in just about every organization today, and typically the largest, is unstructured data. This is data that’s outside of a database; essentially file data, stored on file servers or Network Attached Storage (NAS) systems. The unprecedented growth of unstructured data combined with its increased importance has created an overwhelming data protection challenge that is crippling most backup processes.

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ALUA is the new default for Storwize / SVC with VMware vSphere 5.5

With the release of VMware vSphere 5.5 the default multipathing behavior for Storwize and SVC changed. So I thought it might be worth to write some lines about this new behavior. But first let’s have a short look on the driver architecture to better understand the terms used..

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