vBlog: What to look for in Virtualization Protection in 2014

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 … Read more

vBlog: You Too Can be a Data Protection Super Hero

The awesome folks in the ESG Video team recently let me sit down and record a few podcasts that I will be releasing over the next few weeks. In this one, I started thinking about the challenges of midsized organizations and ensuring adequate data protection and recovery. While enterprises often have experts that are ready … Read more

The term PBBA is overused and often incorrect

There are some who would refer to optimized disk-based target devices that are optimized for as Purpose-Built Backup Appliances (PBBAs), but that term is actually misleading. When one refers to a “backup server,” the implication is that the server performs backups—and in fact, those servers do perform backups. When one refers to a “storage controller,” … Read more