Backup Deduplication 2.0 Needs Better RAID
As we wrap up our series on what is needed in the next generation of backup deduplication devices, one of the key needs is going to be a better drive protection capability. Today most deduplication systems leverage RAID to provide that drive protection, however as capacities increase, RAID rebuild times are going to get worse. Vendors need to provide a better solution.
Facebook Expands Places Deals To Europe
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Oracle Exec Says Exadata Can Do It All
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Deduplication 2.0 - Recovery Performance
"It's all about recovery", you'll here it in almost every sales presentation by a backup vendor. That advice holds true for backup deduplication devices as well. A common mistake is to assume that because deduplication products, most often disk based, that they also offer the best recovery performance. This is not always the case and as we move into the next dedupe era it has to improve.
Inside Watson, IBM's Jeopardy Computer
IBM has spent four years and untold hundreds of millions of dollars developing Watson, a computer that can play Jeopardy. In fact, Watson answers questions so quickly and accurately that IBM challenged Jeopardy and two of the show's all-time champions to a match. Jeopardy's producers and the human contestants agreed. Taping took place January 14, and the three computer-vs.-human episodes will air February 14-16. Cynics may call it a publicity stunt, but the project has brought real advances in c
Facebook Defends Security Practices
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Firms Integrating Social Media With CRM
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The Future of Google Docs
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Google Co-Founder Larry Page To Replace Schmidt As CEO
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Backup Deduplication 2.0 - Density
As we continue our requirements for the next era of backup deduplication, the next important area for improvement is in the denseness of systems. This means more raw capacity in less physical space. While getting sufficient power to the data center is a problem for some data centers, the lack of available data center floor space is becoming a problem for even more of them. Backup deduplication systems need to help address that pain by increasing density.
Malware Volume Doubled In 2010
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Google's Video Announcement Creates More Heat Than Light
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5 Big Themes in BI for 2011
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Backup Deduplication 2.0 - Power Savings
In our last entry we opened a discussion of what is needed as we move into the next era of backup deduplication and focused on integration to backup software. Another area that is becoming increasingly important is to be able to lower the power requirements that disk backup deduplication hardware requires. Power is a pressing issue in the data center and disk backup systems need to address those concerns
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Hacker Pleads Guilty To Cyber 'Sextortion'
California man faces up to six years in jail for charges related to stealing 230 women's online identities to access information from their email and Facebook accounts.
NRF Big Show 2011: Breakthrough Technologies For Retailing
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