- The Right Architecture Is Priceless, Part II
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Architecture is sexy. The proof? Brad Pitt loves architecture. Brad Pitt has twice been named “Sexiest Man Alive.” Donald Trump’s garish, obnoxious buildings indicate that he hates architecture. Donald Trump has never been named “Sexiest Man in the Room,” even when he’s alone.
Do you need more proof? Check out the EMC World Backup and Recovery Keynote with Guy “Incredible Hulk” Churchward. Data Protection Architecture is sexy. Well, to some anyway.
- Backup Is Broken – But Why?
“Well, at least you brought lunch.” – Every CIO’s reaction after I tell them we’re going to talk about backup. Backup is broken. Backups are slow and restores are even slower. Even worse, application administrators assume they’re unprotected because they have no visibility into backup processes. To compensate for these limitations, IT teams deploy point ...Continue Reading »
- Forget the Drapes… How’s Your Plumbing?
A little more than 10 years ago, I wrote an article for InfoStor magazine exposing IT's Dirty Little Secret: Backup was grossly inefficient - and IT knew it. Back then, nobody talked about the backup problem because there was little that could be done about it. Continue Reading »
- Got Your Head in the Clouds? We Did at EMC World!
During the course of EMCWorld, we had the opportunity to work with the company Infomous to set up some custom clouds to monitor the Twitter discussion around #EMCWorld and @EMCBackup. You can check out the clouds interactively on the web, and blow out content to read individual tweets, grouped together by keyword.Continue Reading »
- Rockin’ EMC World: Avamar and Data Domain for Vblock Systems
After several exciting days at EMC World 2013, you should have had lots of opportunities to hear our great sessions and talks around Backup and Recovery for Vblock Systems. But in case you missed it, here's a recap....Continue Reading »
- EMC World 2013: Building a Data Protection Legacy
Greetings from EMC World 2013! Another record year with nearly 15,000 people from 80 countries. There is no shortage of news from the show including: The headline news from EMC World 2013 is the introduction of EMCViPR, Software-Defined Storage. From my area of interest, we introduced the EMC Data Protection Suite, changing the way customers consume ...Continue Reading »
- View Into VSPEX: Driving Business Value With EMC Avamar
Mark Doncov interviews Dave Miller from law firm Weltman, Weinberg & Reis. Dave discusses how VSPEX deployed with EMC Avamar slashed backup times from 1 week to 45 minutes.Continue Reading »
- EMC Avamar Soaring to New Heights with Eclipse Aerospace
EMC World 2013 set new heights for attendance and excitement this year. Here are a few highlights from my Day 1. Optimized Backup and Recovery for Virtual Environments Daniel Miller and Eddie Pavkovic presented Optimized Backup and Recovery for Virtual Environments, where they described how Avamar is optimized for both VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V. ...Continue Reading »
- Change the Game: Oracle Backup Made Easy
Joseph Boylan, Advisory Systems Engineer, EMC Backup Recovery Systems, and member of EMC Global Database Specialist team, knows databases. Working with some of EMC’s largest customers in the Northeast and Canada, and across North America, Joe helps organizations identify and solve database backup issues. He walks customers through his version of the Repeat Test. At the Backup and Archive Booth at ...Continue Reading »
- The Right Architecture Is Priceless, Part I
Lego Architecture sets are among the greatest inventions of the last decade. My seven-year-old son Connor loves to show off his Lego creations, but my wife doesn’t really appreciate the aesthetic value of a Lego Death Star. Thankfully, Lego solved the problem by creating beautiful reproductions of buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier and ...Continue Reading »
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Thoughts from Stephen Manley
The Right Architecture Is Priceless, Part I
Evolving data protection technology and expanding requirements have completely transformed the backup industry. Unfortunately, with such rapid change, many organizations have fallen into the chaos of an accidental architecture.