Better Catalogs Make for Better Data Restores (video)

It really is just that simple: backup products without robust catalogs are just that, backup products – not restore products. There are lots of reasons that just maintaining a browse-able file list is not enough today, including not only a lack of search-ability but also because the catalog is the key to really leveraging primary … Read more

vBlog: How to Ensure the Availability of the Modern Data Center

When you really boil down the core of IT — its to deliver the services and access to data that the business requires. That includes understanding the needs of the business, its dependencies on things like its data, and then ensuring the availability of that data. "Availability" can be achieved in two ways = Resilience … Read more

D2D2C is like 1 box of Legos and 2 manuals

Last year, I blogged that a modern “Data Protection Strategy” is more than just backup – instead including also snapshots, replication, archiving, etc.  (see also And while some would then call this a hybrid architecture, others prefer to think about “hybrid” as being disk plus tape or cloud.  If we dig into where those … Read more

vBlog: Every Data Protection Architecture should be "Hybrid"

Maybe not “every” – but certainly more than “most” – data protection architecture should be “hybrid,” meaning that it should include disk-, cloud-, and yes tape-based recovery components. Why? Because each has a legitimate set of use-case scenarios and attributes that lend each medium type to different data protection goals. I previously blogged that every … Read more