Hyperconverged Systems Don’t Preclude the Need for Data Protection (Video)

Terri_Jason_VMworld.jpgDuring VMworld US, I had the chance to visit with my colleague Terri McClure, who covers HyperConverged and Converged Infrastructure (HCI).  Many HCI offerings boast “built-in” data protection capabilities, which prompted her and I to talk about the broader strategies of data protection within these all-in-one solution stacks.  In fact, “Integrated Data Protection” was on the top of the list for many IT professionals who are considering HCI solutions.

Is there a place for third-party backup when everything else is within one stack? YES!!!

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Wrap-up on Backup from VMworld US 2017

vmworld-2017-vid-ss.jpgVMworld is still “the place to be” for discussing data center modernization—and that means that there were several data protection vendors in attendance, each with something to say.

But what was most interesting is the general shift in VMware’s tone from a hypervisor or data center-centric vision to a cloud-first vision, particularly with its announcements around running VMware on AWS. As ESG often states, “When you modernize production, you must modernize protection”—because changes to production infrastructure (physical, virtual, or cloud-powered) will often require changes in data protect strategy and tools.

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