As ESG often tries to do, here is a short summary video of ESG’s impressions from a major industry event – Microsoft Ignite, held in Atlanta over September 26-29, 2016 – from a backup perspective.
In the video, I suggested that Microsoft is a leader in Windows data protection. Certainly, this is not to disparage […]
“Backing up and recovering VMs” is not solved. There are lots of options in market, and the dynamics seem to shift by the day:
The unified (physical plus virtual) backup solutions are trying to take back share from the virtualization-specific folks, now that some of them are catching up (or passing) on VM protection methods […]
A few months ago, I wrote about how my Surface Pro (v1) had become the only device that I travel with (blog).
Since then, I have streamlined optimized even further, with a few other gadgets. In my travel bag:
Portable DVD/Blu-Ray from Buffalo ($85)
This ultra-portable Blu-Ray player/burner is barely larger than two blu-ray […]
I spend a lot of time talking about protecting highly virtualized environments because so many people still struggle with it. In fact, ESG published a whole report on it earlier in 2013:
ESG Report: Trends in Protecting Highly Virtualized Environments
Server virtualization solves a lot of challenges for IT. And if I wasn’t a “backup […]
Howdy MS friends,
I used to be a fan of Windows Server 2012’s Storage Spaces:
And for those that don’t know, I used to work at MS … on Windows storage features. But I am totally stuck – and needing help.
Two of my five drives in a Storage Space failed. So, like I […]
As VMworld kicks off, I wanted to share some insights from ESG’s recently published "Trends in Protecting Highly Virtualized Environments" report. In a new research brief that ESG published this morning, we look at the ‘skills gap’ for data protection and virtualization. Click Here to check it out.
As IT organizations move from 20% to […]
This is an absolutely phenomenal device – with enough CPU to do my day job while I travel, long enough battery to last a day of meetings (or a long flight), and light enough that it is now the only gadget that I put in my bag (leaving home my power-laptop and eReader).
That all […]
As many in the IT industry are getting ready for VMworld, my mind always wanders back to what seems to be the perennial question – “Use a separate backup solution for protecting VMs … or a single solution for physical and virtual servers?”
It used to be that the Virtualization-specific solutions did an inarguably better […]
My friend Mark Bowker recently blogged about the hypothetical potential of a Microsoft Surface Server. Since he covers Virtualization for ESG, he has a lot of opportunities to think about converged infrastructure, as well as the impressive hardware stacks of converged infrastructure that are powering today’s data centers. At the same time, another friend, Rod […]
Easily one of the most revolutionary changes to IT over the past few years has been server virtualization.
If I wasn’t a backup-dude (23 years), then I would be a virtualization-guy (10+) – so I was very excited to conduct a research project at ESG specifically around the Trends for Protecting Highly Virtualized and […]