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 »
I’ve gotten into the (good) habit of checking LinkedIn a couple of times a day. I do a quick scan of my profile, groups and the headline news. It doesn’t take me but a minute (as my southern friends say), and I generally glean something useful from it. Time well spent. This week, a post ...Continue Reading »
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With today’s announcement
, a performance worthy of a Dancing with the Stars mirror ball trophy, Data Domain systems are poised to take protection storage to the next level. Let’s take a closer look at some of Data Domain’s new moves.
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 »
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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
From tech startups (like mine) to Fortune 200 tech companies (like mine) alike, cloud has been a global engine of growth as well as as an enabler of rapid innovation. And even through the recent recession, cloud adoption has continued to skyrocket leading to an entire economy being built around it (PaaS, SaaS, ITaaS, BaaS, XaaS...).
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I read an article a few weeks ago in The Economist about test-tube data. It begins in a similar way to most stories we hear in the data and storage industry. Data growth is massive, becoming more and more unwieldy and expensive. IT budgets (and budgets in general) aren’t keeping pace with that growth. We in ...Continue Reading »
In a recently published white paper by IDC, Program Vice President, Laura DuBois outlines and reviews the challenges IT departments are having with meeting the data backup SLAs required by the business. Laura discusses how cloud services can fundamentally change the cost model around backup and how enterprises are leveraging these new backup-as-a-service (BaaS) offerings ...Continue Reading »
According to Mark Prahl, a high-tech business professional who has been talking or writing about products and gadgets for business or personal consumption for some time, data protection needs are more acute for as-a-service cloud models and require new approaches. What can you do to ensure data protection as you move to the cloud? Prahl explains ...Continue Reading »
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 »