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Checking out vSphere Data Protection 5.1

A few weeks ago, at VMworld 2012 US, VMware announced vSphere Data Protection – a virtual appliance backup solution for vSphere 5.1 that is based on EMC Avamar technology.

Read more about VDP on my blog : VMworld 2012 announces vSphere Data Protection (VDP)

And coming off of VMworld, I’ve received lots of kind feedback […]

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 […]

VMworld 2012 video on VMware backup

Had the chance to do an interview on ‘The Cube’ … on VDP, VMware backup and other stuff from VMworld.

Thanks for watching.

VMworld 2012 – What I am looking for this week

For the next four days, I will be living and breathing four letters – VADP.

Starting in vStorage 4 … and now on the cusp of vStorage 5.1 … the VMware-parts of my brain revolve around the VMware API’s for Data Protection (VADP). VADP is a big part of what enables Vmware configurations to be […]

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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