By Steve A. Morrell
Importance of data storage and management
particularly in the corporate sphere would prove to be
indispensable for commercial undertakings that grow to
progressive levels, said Managing Director Quantum Corporation
Emil Kobylarz, addressing entrepreneurs and corporate executives
this week. Within the fast track of expanding business not only
in a localised environment but within the context of rapid
expansion globally it was now essential that data storage was no
longer an optional luxury but essential pre-requisite for good
corporate governance. He quoted examples of short sighted
business policies of sections of the corporate sector and
expanded on regressive slide of such policies which was
consequent to sketchy planning.
Planning in the larger sphere of corporates was
an integral part of sustaining such organisations anticipating
wider trade applications and policies. It was now much within
the area of the Board Room that data planning and storage be
relegated to upper levels of importance on which would hinge
critical points for advanceddecisions.
The Quantum Corporation founded in 1980 embarked
on reliable backup, recovery and archive solutions that met
demanding needs for data integrity and availability with price
to performance solutions, based on comprehensive service
support. Kobylarz also said that the Banking sector, for
example, in the local context was a good example of the need for
data storage, which may be retrievable merely at the click of an
icon, or file. He said that data storage could last for
historical retention dating back 30 years. More importantly such
data when retrieved would be presented in an incorruptible form
completely maintaining the best applications of clarity and
He also said that tape drive backup systems
packed more storage space and were reliable.
Marketing Director Jim Simon focussed attention
on business disaster and disaster management based on the
necessity for data storage.
He focussed attention on hardware, and
procedures to enhance data backup in the best interests of
corporate assistance for daily and weekly storage within the
genre of corporate governance to impact on equipment for
storage. Particularly tape, CD DVD and other storage media. He
said that backups had the advantage of site re-location for
storage which would prevent natural disasters damaging or
defacing stored data.
Data storage and data backup while interrelated
were not quite the same he said. tape storage he said was the
best option for reliable backup. The average tape drive could
hold approximately 70 GB of data.
It was also said that a tape backup autoloader
could protect from human mistakes and also lost data.