This week, I sat down to do a short video for TechTarget on what I was finding interesting at EMC World 2013:
EMC’s Data Protection Suite, as a new way to acquire and consume the range of EMC backup software The differences between Backup and Archiving, and what EMC’s solutions are doing about it
Easily one of the most discussed topics with me in 2012 is how virtualization is changing data protection strategies.
Virtualization solves so many problems for IT that it continues to become more mainstream every day. But the more that you virtualize, the more that your legacy backup methods will likely dissappoint you. So, here is [...]
You can’t have an IT “modernization” discussion without bringing up the cloud. And in the realm of data protection, that comes in a few obvious flavors:
Backup as a Service (BaaS) – where your data is backed up either directly to a cloud provider or first to a local appliance and then to that provider. [...]
It wasn’t that many years ago that “snapshotting vs. backup” had the same kind of fervor in IT debates that some American political discussions have today, or religion, or any other media-infused divisive issue. Sidenote: my favorite of these incite-ful battlegrounds is still to enter a filled room and shout “Tape is Dead” (which it [...]
As much as I like virtualization, and systems management, and private cloud … most folks know that I am a backup guy, first and foremost. So, you should definitely look to some of the ESG peers for the other parts of the story, including a nice video from ESG’s Mr. Virtualization, Mark Bowker. In the [...]
Had the chance to do an interview on ‘The Cube’ … on VDP, VMware backup and other stuff from VMworld.
Thanks for watching.
Most folks know that if I wasn’t a backup-guy, I would be a virtualization-dude. So, when those two topics collide, I’m a happy IT guy who probably has an opinion or suggestion (or two).
Coming off of the Trends in Data Protection Modernization research report, we saw some interesting trends in how folks were and [...]
This week at HP Discover 2012, HP announced StoreOnce Catalyst as a software accelerator (API toolset) that enables its HP StoreOnce backup appliances to achieve up to 100TB/hour in backups – and in restores, too! Along with support for HP’s own Data Protector 7 (also announced at Discover), the StoreOnce family supports Symantec NetBackup and [...]
With an architecture that is designed to scale-up (compute) its storage and dedupe controllers, separate from how it scales-out (capacity) is storage nodes, Sepaton markets itself as the only data protection solution that is designed solely for large enterprises.
In its 6.1 release, Sepaton brings new options to Symantec owners, through its recent [...]
I confess to have been personally blown out of the water by this new UI, when I saw it a few weeks ago. Many backup companies talk about ‘policy-based’ solutions and ‘ease-of-use’ – but what has come out of Quest looks more like a UI from a science fiction movie like Minority Report or video [...]