There’s a debate going on about data protection methods right now, and it centers on “disk, tape or cloud.” Of course, cloud is a delivery mechanism, not a medium, and cloud providers are using disk and near-line tape, too.
But what kinds of media and architectures are organizations really using for backup? According to ESG […]
We continue to see a great amount of interest in combining “data protection” and “the cloud” – but also a great deal of confusion, in that there isn’t such thing as “the cloud.”
It is a misnomer to discuss data protection media as having three choices (tape, disk or cloud) because cloud services are not […]
There are many fundamental debates in data protection:
Disk vs. tape vs. cloud Backups vs. snapshots vs. replication Centralized backup of ROBO’s vs. autonomous backups vs. cloud-BaaS solutions Unified data protection vs. workload-specific (e.g. VM/database) methods
On any given day, I could argue on either side of any one of them (for fun) in which […]
‘Tis the time of year to re-think how you did things before and what you might want to do differently in the future — in life, in IT and in Data Protection. To help you with those considerations, I’d like to share a short video on what we expect the more interesting trends will be […]
More and more folks are first protecting their data (backups, archives, etc.) to disk — for several good reasons, including SLAs for data retrieval/restoration/recovery, deduplication efficiencies, etc. But as definitively as disk is the preferred “protection storage” as a second tier, the third tier is far less defined.
For some, the deterministic factors are BC/DR […]
For 2016, one of my hopes for IT professionals is that you’ll talk with a wider variety of stakeholders within your organizations about data protection and the myriad methods for data retention and recovery that should be part ofone holistic strategy in ensuring the protection and preservation of corporate data, regardless of where the data […]
For the past few years, we’ve continued to watch workload-administrators and IT Operations folks raise their influence in regard to which data protection product(s) are in use today. It’s actually quite reasonable: those IT professionals are responsible for the usability of their platforms and have unique understandings of how and which data should be protected […]
Last week, I blogged on the combined Data Protection portfolios of Dell and EMC.
It was certainly what many folks wanted to talk about last week, so here is a short video summarizing the data protection considerations of the announced acquisition:
As always, thanks for watching.
[Originally blogged via ESG’s Technical Optimist.com]
Improving data backup and recovery was the second most commonly cited IT priority for 2015 among respondents surveyed by ESG for its 2015 IT spending intentions report (see Figure 1).
But as important as backup and recovery are, the survey tells another story, too. The most frequently mentioned priority was information security. What that […]
It’s taken me a while to catch up after VMworld, but I did want to share some observations on what was interesting at the show from a data protection perspective. Thankfully, nearly gone are the days of asking “How do I get a good backup of my VMs?”
With the prevalent usage of VMware’s vSphere […]