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Solving the Coming Archive CrisisDownload
The volume of digital information being kept online for long term is overwhelming and leading to a crisis of cost and complexity. New methods, practices, and standards are required to deal with the avalanch. This presentation will discuss the following:
Disk and Tape Backup MechanismsDownload
Extending the enterprise backup paradigm with disk-based technologies allow users to significantly shrink or eliminate the backup time window. This tutorial focuses on various methodologies that can deliver an efficient and cost effective disk-to-disk-to-tape (D2D2T) solution. This includes approaches to storage pooling inside of modern backup applications, using disk and file systems within these pools, as well as how and when to utilize virtual tape libraries (VTL) within these infrastructures.
Trends in Data Protection and Restoration TechnologiesDownload
Many disk technologies, both old and new, are being used to augment tried and true backup methodologies to deliver better information and application restoration performance. These technologies work in parallel to the existing backup paradigm, either synergistically or completely orthogonally.
This session will discuss many of these technologies in detail, including snapshot and mirroring technology, backup to disk and to virtual tape, and continuous data protection (CDP) in its various forms. Detail about how these technologies operate will be provided as well as best practices recommendations for deployment in today's heterogeneous data centers.
Identifying and Eliminating Backup Bottlenecks: Taking Your Existing Backup System to the Next LevelDownload
Identifying and Eliminating Backup System Bottlenecks: Taking Your Existing Tape Backup System to the Next Level -- This tutorial reveals the obvious and not-so-obvious bottlenecks found in enterprise backup systems and offers practical examples for applying the technologies described in the Data Protection tutorials to achieve one's performance objectives. The goal of this session is to illustrate how one can take an existing backup system to the next level by integrating a combination of modern backup techniques and low-cost disk. We start with the assumption that the end user has made a sizable investment in his/her enterprise backup system and is looking for a road map for affordable growth in both performance and capacity. We also assume that tape is here to stay (at least for now) and that the ultimate goal is to get data on tape for off-site removal. Topics include balancing the use of the LAN and SAN for backup traffic, ILM helping or hindering, achieving maximum performance from tape, disk staging with ordinary disk, de-duplication, block-level differencing, and virtual tape. The take home message is that you cannot simply buy your way out of backup system headaches, you must design your way out.
Single Instance Strategies for Storage Using De-Duplication. Which Method is Best for You?Download
Single Instance Storage (duplicate elimination) has become a very popular topic in the industry because of the potentially large reduction in cost and increase in efficiency it offers. Various technologies are being promoted for different tasks including backup, archiving, and transactional storage. Each of these storage uses represents a unique set of challenges and the single instancing technology being implemented has major implications for scale, performance, and functionality. Single Instance Storage also has long term legal and compliance implications for records management. This session will review various technologies available including object level de-duplication, fixed block de-duplication, and variable length block de-duplication and the implications of each for backup, archive, and transactional storage."
Information Classification: The Cornerstone to Information ManagementDownload
Without a clear understanding of all the information under management in your environment, it is impossible to get a handle on information growth, compliance-related risk mitigation and information management costs. The practice of information classification is the cornerstone and fundamental to any ILM strategy. Information classification requires that I.T. administrators work with Line-of-Business and knowledge workers to gain an understanding of the data to be managed.
Information-centric Policy ManagementDownload
As enterprises deal with accelerating information growth rates and growing complexity in the data center, one strategy that has proven effective in addressing scalability and effectiveness is the use of IT Service Management – applied from any one of many different disciplines including ITIL, itSMF, CobiT, and others. This has been especially true as it relates to storage service management and its relation to tiers of storage. This tutorial will look at how this same framework can be used effectively for information management-related policies. Starting from the distinctions between storage, data, and information management, attendees will leave this tutorial with an understanding of the following:
Implementation Practices for the Archiving and Compliance InfrastructureDownload
The tutorial provides a view into the compelling events driving the implementation of archiving and compliance. It looks at the role of process in compliance, and introduces the concept and details of compliance archiving infrastructures.
The major learning objective is to develop an understanding of the broad landscape of compliance and archiving factors. This includes: Understanding the business motivations for compliance, Understanding a compliance infrastructure
Storage Considerations and Requirements for Database ArchivingDownload
The concept of maintaining a long-term archive is not new, but application data introduces many new challenges. According to the SNIA Archive Task Force 100 Year Archive Requirements Survey, over 81% of respondents feel database data is the most at risk. Database data is vulnerable to loss due to the decay and obsolescence of the media on which it is stored, and becomes inaccessible and unreadable when software needed to interpret it becomes obsolete and is lost. The way in which you might implement ILM or tiered storage is different when applied to application data. This tutorial will discuss archiving strategies and long term implications of how database data should be stored and accessed.
The Secret Sauce of ILMDownload
Does Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) seem large and fuzzy with the promise of lots of work for little return? It may be a bunch of work, but the “little return” part is a fallacy that has been disproved in many large data centers. This session will focus on how you can “kick butt” with ILM, achieve expectations from your project, set reasonable objectives, and get cooperation and assistance along the way.
Sound too good to be true? This session was developed by SNIA's Professional Services ILM Task Group. There are plenty of “real-life” examples that have been gathered from among your peers.