Well folks, if I take a look at my trusty countdown clock that I keep on my desk here in the office we have just about 11 days, 280 hours, 16831 minutes, or 1009886..5..4..3 seconds until EMC World. Now I am keeping such a close eye on the time for two reasons, excitement and nervous anticipation! First, I absolutely love doing this event and being able to talk to our customers who are using our products and telling them all the great things we are now offering them to help solve their backup challenges better and faster! Secondly, I want to make sure that what I am working on is of the highest possible quality! So yes, I am constantly keeping one eye on the amount of time we have left ‘till showtime!
From a Backup & Recovery Hands-On Labs perspective, this amount of time is the exact time that I and the rest of the team working on the them have to “dot the I’s”, “cross the t’s”, “put a nice bow”, or whatever your favorite expression may be on each lab module. Be assured, we are going to make sure that this year’s EMC World Labs are the BEST and MOST AMBITIOUS we have ever showcased.
I would encourage anybody planning on attending EMC World to definitely come down and find me in the EMC World Hands-On Labs and check us out!
In this blog post, I wanted to go ahead and give you a sneak peek at some of the titles and abstracts for some of the Hands-On Labs we are working on, then it is back in the lab for me to make sure everything is working beautifully!
The following labs cover the ENTIRE EMC backup product portfolio and showcase some pretty snazzy integration with our industry partners to really provide complete backup solutions, particularly in the virtualization space:
Next Generation Database backup with vFabric Data Director and EMC Data Domain Boost for Oracle Recovery Manager
This lab walks through how a cutting-edge enterprise IT group worked to assure that the Database-as-a-Service they were providing to their business lines met the same data retention and availability requirements asked for by the business in other IT operations. Included in this lab, customers can choose between detailed scenarios involving setting up and configuring backup of individual databases deployed using vFabric Data Director and Data Domain Boost for Oracle RMAN.
Protecting VMware vCloud Director with EMC Avamar
In this lab users will follow an IT shop which has just implemented a new vCloud Director environment, and look to extend the EMC Avamar technology including VADP Image backup & restores along with extensive database backup plugins to provide full vCloud Director backup and recovery. Configuration of EMC Avamar for individual VM Image backups as well as integration with VCD for full backup and recovery of vApps will be highlighted.
Leveraging Industry Leading EMC Storage, and Backup Solutions in a Virtualized Environment
This Lab will walk the participant through some common challenges faced by IT organizations today, as they rush to get new products to market and do more with less in an ever changing technology landscape. In this lab the Participant will integrate EMC products with VMware to solve these challenges. Lab includes Isilon, EMC Avamar DT/LT, and EMC Avamar VMware Image Backup
Leveraging EMC Networker and EMC Data Domain for Business Critical Applications
This lab will leverage the standard EMC NetWorker administration tools, demonstrate the unified environment in a single-pane-of-glass GUI view. The user will experience the ease of configuration by using wizards with auto-discovery capability for Data Domain, Oracle with DD Boost and VADP. The user will start a backup and then view the backup details by leveraging the standard NMC reporting capabilities.
EMC SourceOne for E-Mail Management, Archiving, Reclamation, and eDiscovery
EMC SourceOne Email Management and SourceOne Discovery Manager provide organizations the necessary archiving and eDiscovery tools to improve operational efficiencies, comply with corporate and regulatory requirements, provide rapid response to discovery requests and enable good information governance. This hands-on-lab will demonstrate how this is accomplished.
As you can tell, we are jam-packed with content! So make sure you include the EMC Backup & Recovery Hands-On Labs in your busy schedule! We are open a total of 36 hours throughout the conference so there is plenty of time to come play!
See you in Vegas!