What I am thankful for – as a backup guy

First and foremost, I am so thankful for the job that I have and the ESG family members that I share it with. It has been an amazing year that I cannot say “thank you” enough times for.  I am also very thankful to the ESG family of data protection companies that have welcomed me … Read more

VMworld 2012 Wrap-up on Backup

As much as I like virtualization, and systems management, and private cloud … most folks know that I am a backup guy, first and foremost.  So, you should definitely look to some of the ESG peers for the other parts of the story, including a nice video from ESG’s Mr. Virtualization, Mark Bowker.  In the … Read more

What I did last Summer

Do you remember when you were a kid, and during the first day of school, the teacher would ask you to write an essay on what you did over the summer? Looking back, I presume the teacher really wanted to get a sense of your writing skills, but also learn a little about you and … Read more

Jason joins ESG

Today, I begin my next adventure – as an “Analyst & Lab Engineer” for ESG, the Enterprise Strategy Group. For those that don’t know ESG, they are mostly known for their industry research and analysis of IT, particularly around Storage, Data Protection, Virtualization, Infrastructure Management, etc. I had known of and worked with ESG as … Read more

JBuff leaving Microsoft

After 5.5 years, I am leaving Microsoft. When I first joined, it was after 15 years in the backup/recovery and high availability market.  I joined to be part of DPM v1, which had been in market for about a month, because the idea that Microsoft producing its own backup solution could change how Windows administrators … Read more