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Tools, tips and best practices for improving SLAs, cutting costs and modernizing your environment.
- 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 »
- No Longer Gilligan’s Island
Just a few years ago, remote offices were a bit like Gilligan’s Island. The employees made the most of the computer equipment provided and when something broke, they did their best to fix it. The local IT “expert” likely had many responsibilities and technical training that included turning on the coffee pot and adding paper ...Continue Reading »
- “Those Guys” or “The Other Guys”…It’s All About the Data
Las Vegas is certainly the city of choice this spring when it comes to IT conferences! In the past three months, I have visited here twice already. We aren’t even through April! Here is the Best Part, I along with other members of the EMC team will be back here AGAIN in May for the ...Continue Reading »
- View Into VSPEX: EMC Backup for VSPEX Virtualized Applications
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The Backup Window bloggers Caitlin Gordon, Alex Almeida and Mark Doncov discuss the importance of getting SQL, Exchange and Oracle backup right in this short video
- Did Dinosaurs Like the Taste of Tape Cartridges?
Whenever I see physical tape cartridges still being used for backups, I can’t help but think about cavemen and dinosaurs. They have so many things in common: They are both old and outdated (OK, one is a little older than the other) They are problematic (the problem is, what good are they to anyone anymore?) ...Continue Reading »
- A Car Without a Seatbelt
Imagine you’re driving down the highway rocking out to Kelly Clarkson (don’t worry, I won’t tell) and all of a sudden the person in front of you hits their brakes and you quickly slam yours to try not to hit them. Your heart is now racing, but unfortunately you weren’t able to brake fast enough ...Continue Reading »
- How to Stop Database Backup Fights
IN THIS CORNER, WEIGHING IN AT 180 POUNDS, LEAD BACKUP ADMIN JOE BACKUP. AND IN THIS CORNER WEIGHING IN AT 175 POUNDS, SENIOR ORACLE DATABASE ADMIN JOHN DATABASE. TODAYS FIGHT WILL BE 10 ROUNDS. THE WINNER: CONTROL OF ORACLE DATABASE BACKUPS. Sound familiar? Is this a regular fighting match in your IT organization over who has control ...Continue Reading »
- Word Clouds, Vblocks, and Backup
What do Vblock and backup have in common?
To find out, I used a “word cloud” (or “tag cloud”) generator, Infomous. Here is the result....Continue Reading »
- Architecting Your EMC Backup, Recovery, and Archiving Solutions Comes To the iPad!
Look out Ruzzle and Fun Run! Your days at the top of the Free iPad app charts are numbered! There is a new app in town! Those of you who attended EMC World 2012 and visited the our booth were treated to some pretty state of the art one-on-one consulting on your particular backup, recovery, and ...Continue Reading »
- Making Your List and Checking It Twice
Making your list and checking it twice. It’s that time of year again – where does the time go? A friend and I were talking and the conversation ended up being that her husband always buys her things he thinks she needs, like a vacuum cleaner. Not exactly on her top 5 list of what she wants ...Continue Reading »
- CTO Connection
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.