By Caitlin Moore, Product Marketing Manager, Data Domain
Down in Moo-ville
Liked tape backups a lot…
But the Grinch,
Who lived just north of Moo-ville,
The Grinch hated tape backups! He considered it treason!
Now, some might ask why. But there’s not just one reason.
It could be that he hated working all through the night.
It could be, perhaps, that he was getting tired of the fight.
But I think that the most likely reason of all
Was that when he went to recover, he found a giant tape ball.
Whatever the reason,
The ball or no snooze,
He stood there on Christmas Eve, hating the Moos,
Staring down from his cave with a sour, Grinchy frown
At the warm lighted windows below in their town.
For he knew every Moo down in Moo-ville beneath
Was busy backing up to tape while he grit his teeth.
“And they’re mounting tapes!” he snarled with a sneer.
“Tomorrow is Christmas! It’s practically here!”
Then he growled, his Grinch fingers nervously drummed,
“I MUST find a way to prevent my Christmas from being ruined!”
For, tomorrow, he knew…
… just one restore request would cease all his joys
He’d be stuck searching for tapes, while others got new toys!
One of many Christmases a tape backup destroys
This Grinch couldn’t relax with his young Grinch boys.
Then he got an idea!
A beautiful idea!
GOT A WONDERFUL, BEAUTIFUL IDEA!
His friend once told him about Data Domain
A solution from EMC that would keep him sane
He could get rid of tapes and save a bundle of time
And it would only cost him a small Moo dime.
So the Grinch grabbed the phone, and called his sales rep
Ordered a DD160 in a few simple steps.
Now he’d go to town and steal every last tape
He’d soon be a hero and be given a Moo cape
He went into town and entered the first house
He stole all their tapes as quietly as a mouse
As he snuck out the door he turned and saw a small Moo!
Little Sandy-Lou Moo, who was not more than two.
The Grinch had been caught by this little Moo daughter
Who’d got out of bed for a cup of cold water
She stared at the Grinch and said, “Why,
“Why are you taking our backup tapes? WHY?”
But, you know, that old Grinch was so smart and so slick
He explained how the Data Domain would do just the trick!
“It will reduce our backup footprint by 10 to 30x!” he exclaimed,
“Restores won’t fail, tapes won’t get lost and I won’t be blamed.
“So I ordered one for Mooville, my dear.
“It will be to simple to use, you’ll see when it’s here.”
He explained the same thing
At each Moo house
After transforming Mooville
Backup tapes would soon
belong to a mouse!
When the system arrived, the Grinch couldn’t wait to show,
How easily it integrated, the Moos wondered: “How could it be so?
It came without cartridges! It came with just disk!
“These new systems eliminate all that risk!”
The Grinch explained with pride, deduplication means tapes no more.
Then the Grinch showed them something he hadn’t before!
“With replication,” he thought, “no more sending tapes offsite to store.
“All this with our existing network, not a bit of bandwidth more!”
And what happened then…?
Well… in Moo-ville they say
That the Grinch became the hero
Of the year, month, week, day!
The minute Data Domain was in place, they knew he was right
The Grinch was thrilled they didn’t put up a fight
And he brought back the tapes! Now that he wasn’t a liar!
The Grinch threw them straight into the fire!