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The Challenges and Benefits of Virtualization-Protection

Last week, my article in Windows IT Pro on “Virtualize Everything” stimulated a rather wide range of banter:

· A few folks pointed out that some servers should not be virtualized, such as some DNS, Active Directory domain controllers and perhaps the management system that controls your hypervisor infrastructure. Those folks are correct – there […]

Mobile Device Backup may be Impossible

Doing a selective mobile device backup that separates work data and personal data can’t be done, says analyst Jason Buffington, but perhaps not for the reasons you think.

Before I get started, let me define the two basic types of endpoint devices: consumption devices and creation devices.

Consumption devices are like e-readers that fetch data […]

From EMC World 2013: Backup/Archive (video)

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

And […]

Windows IT Pro article – Understanding DPM2012

The nice folks at Windows IT Pro magazine recently published an article that I wrote on Data Protection Manager within Microsoft System Center 2012.

According to Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) research, the number-one IT spending priority in 2012 was improving data backup and recovery, tied with increased use of server virtualization. Interestingly enough, improving […]

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