data availability

data availability

The degree to which data can be instantly accessed. The term is mostly associated with service levels that are set up either by the internal IT organization or that may be guaranteed by a third party datacenter or storage provider.
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Today's massive capacity hard drives and stringent data availability requirements are driving the need for more robust data protection and failure resiliency.
a leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, announced today that the ATTO Diamond Storage Array VT-Class (Virtual Tape) has been certified compatible with the BrightStor ARCserve Backup family of Data Availability solutions from Computer Associates International, Inc.
These more advanced RAID configurations are preferred in server environments where maximum data availability and performance is critical.
The 24x7 nature of business today and the need for 100% data availability also fuel rapid data growth.
For example, if worker productivity is 6 hours per day with data availability and 1 hour without data availability, and data protection increases the probability of data availability by 50%, then payback is 2.
The Mylex SANArray Manager enhances manageability and data availability by enabling configuration, monitoring, and management of network RAID from anywhere in the world via the Internet.
Historically, tape backup has been a necessary evil and, if it took some extra time to back up, that is the price of data protection, but if the need for data protection has been eclipsed by demands for data availability, then the Gartner analysis must be correct.