Hyperconverged Infrastructure for BCDR using EVO RAIL

Shortly after VMware announced its EVO Rail initiative, whereby hardware partners could start delivering a very dense compute, storage, and networking solution within a wholly-contained appliance – I started exploring the data protection aspects of an EVO Rail solution.  The nice folks in ESG’s video studio have produced a whole series on this … in … Read more

How to Protect an EVO RAIL (video series)

VMware’s EVO RAIL is an architecture for a hyper-converged, software-defined data center in a single appliance form-factor … to be delivered by various hardware partners.  But how do you protect that all-in-one solution? For the next several weeks, ESG will be releasing a seven-part series of ESG Capsules, 2 minute video segments, where I’ll talk … Read more

Video summary of Disk-Based Backup Target Systems

A few months ago, ESG completed its research on Disk-Based Backup Target Systems – the storage platforms that data protection solutions are often built upon. The nice folks in ESG’s video team were kind enough to help me record some of our findings, as well as what made the research compelling. CLICK HERE to read … 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