VMware DRaaS Announcements are a Good Thing!

Today, VMware announced enhancements to both its vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM) and vCloud Air Disaster Recovery. In both cases, VMware is essentially asking, “Why just BaaS when you can DRaaS?” Over the past three VMworld events: In 2013, VMware was talking about vSphere Data Protection (VDP/VDPA). In 2014, VMware discussed maturations and enhancements in … Read more

JBuff’s Data Protection Predictions for 2015

Last month, I sat down with my colleague, John McKnight, to give my predictions on how Data Protection will or should change in 2015 … in five minutes or less: My top areas of interest for this year include: Protecting SaaS applications, such as Office365, GoogleApps and SalesForce Protecting corporate data on endpoint devices Disaster … Read more

New Math: Virtualization plus DPaaS = BC/DR!

Maybe that is overly-simplified, but not by much. Virtualization makes servers (and their associated storage) portable, while Data Protection Services provide alternate locations and expertise that many organizations of all sizes have been desperate for. In 2013, ESG published complete research reports on both of these topics: Research Report: Trends in Protecting Highly Virtualized Environments … Read more