Windows IT Pro article – Understanding DPM2012

The nice folks at Windows IT Pro magazine recently published an article that I wrote on Data Protection Manager within Microsoft System Center 2012. According to Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) research, the number-one IT spending priority in 2012 was improving data backup and recovery, tied with increased use of server virtualization. Interestingly enough, improving business … Read more

HP VS3 announced at MMS 2012

Today, HP announced the newest offering in its VirtualSystem for Microsoft solutions family – the VS3, leveraging HP hardware that has been assembled and optimized to deliver the entire Microsoft Private Cloud stack, including: HP Proliant “generation 8” BladeSystem servers HP 3PAR storage HP Insight Control management tools Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V Microsoft … Read more

Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track at MMS 2012

The Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track program puts the best practices and private cloud experience of Microsoft into an IT architecture that provides consistency and flexibility in the Microsoft stack, while still enabling its hardware partners to bring their own expertise and differentiated components together for customers benefit. While at MMS 2012, I had the … Read more

Microsoft Ups its Backup Game in System Center 2012

[Cross-posted from my ESG blog – Technical Optimist .com] Data protection processes and technologies are vital to ensuring an organization’s operational, regulatory, and financial health. As a result, data protection infrastructure is included in every IT budget and is top of mind for data center staff. However, due to the complexity and often high cost … Read more