Data Protection Is (or Should Be) Increasingly Part of a Systems Management Strategy (Video)

Buffington_VMworld.jpegThink about it. If I’m an IT Operations team member:

  • I provision new servers (usually VMs), but some physical and some cloud-based.
  • I patch and maintain those servers.
  • I provide or rescind access to the applications on those servers.
  • I monitor those servers for performance and uptime.
  • And when those servers go down, I am the first one who gets called.

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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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