Network Storage

Ricoh Australia has introduced Microsoft Azure to its IT services offerings and the company recently joined the Microsoft Partner Network.

Veritas Technologies has announced support for Google Cloud Platform with its NetBackup 7.7 and Backup Exec 15 solutions. Organisations can use the Google public cloud as a backup destination, run back up and perform disaster recovery to or from the Google Cloud Platform.

Crossing the gulf from managing data to fine-grained information management is not just a challenge being faced by large organisations, the same journey is underway at many vendors of traditional backup and recovery solutions. Commvault has been undertaking the leap via its flagship Commvault Data Platform.

I frequently hear chatter about using tape technology online, at conferences, and even in meetings that can be summed up in one statement, “Tape is dead.  It is old technology and the Cloud, or an appliance, can do it all.” 

Sony Optical Archive Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony, has launched the Everspan Library System (Everspan), a scalable optical library system solution with a 100-year warranty on the media.

Cloud and hybrid ECM took off in 2015, as enterprise and government organisations looked to become more agile and mobile.

Australian based law firm, M+K Lawyers, has adopted the Commvault Data Platform and Pure Storage FlashArray to drive savings, speed and security through holistic management of their information assets

Scientists at the University of Southampton UK have made a major step forward in the development of digital data storage that is capable of surviving for billions of years.

Fujifilm has announced its release of its first LTO7 cartridges, supporting the new high speed, high capacity refresh of the venerable tape archiving format.

For many years, one of the most common backup practices for businesses has been the use of tape archives. As a tried and tested storage solution, it’s still a familiar sight in many firms, even if it looks a little outdated when compared with more modern alternatives such as cloud backups.