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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 […]

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 […]

Video: Separate VM backups or Unified Protection?

As many in the IT industry are getting ready for VMworld, my mind always wanders back to what seems to be the perennial question – “Use a separate backup solution for protecting VMs … or a single solution for physical and virtual servers?”

It used to be that the Virtualization-specific solutions did an inarguably better […]

New Insights on the Trends for Protecting Highly Virtualized Environments

Easily one of the most revolutionary changes to IT over the past few years has been server virtualization.

If I wasn’t a backup-dude (23 years), then I would be a virtualization-guy (10+) – so I was very excited to conduct a research project at ESG specifically around the Trends for Protecting Highly Virtualized and […]

Trends in Virtualization Protection (video)

Easily one of the most discussed topics with me in 2012 is how virtualization is changing data protection strategies.

Virtualization solves so many problems for IT that it continues to become more mainstream every day. But the more that you virtualize, the more that your legacy backup methods will likely dissappoint you. So, here is […]

What IT Pros should look for in Virtualization Protection

Most folks know that if I wasn’t a backup-guy, I would be a virtualization-dude. So, when those two topics collide, I’m a happy IT guy who probably has an opinion or suggestion (or two).

Coming off of the Trends in Data Protection Modernization research report, we saw some interesting trends in how folks were and […]

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