- VMworld Rocks! – VMworld Update, Wednesday
Guest Post by Steve Flynn, Director Product Marketing, EMC Backup Recovery Systems ‘Shot through the heart, and you’re to blame, you give Love – a bad name!’ …… wow, was that a great show last night or what? Bon Jovi can still rock the house, and VMworld can sure throw a fantastic party. When I ...Continue Reading »
- Backing up in VMware – VMworld Update, Tuesday
Guest Post by Daniel Miller, Principal Product Manager, Avamar Virtualization A lot of exciting things happening here at VMworld! This morning Steve Herrod presented VMware’s vision of the future of “end-user computing.” There was a lot of discussion around redefining the user experience. I think this ties in very well with a lot of things that ...Continue Reading »
- VMware Selects EMC Avamar to Power vSphere Data Protection – VMworld Update, Monday
While watching the VMworld Keynote session, and listening to Paul Maritz and Pat Gelsinger talk about how the industry has gone through a tremendous IT transformation, I couldn’t help to think the same about backup and recovery (no surprise there – that’s what I always think about ). I think we can all agree that most companies are ...Continue Reading »
- Do You Want Chaos With That?
Every day, we make choices. Some choices you make without thinking. Some choices are made for you. Some choices cost you sleepless nights, friends and opportunities for eternal happiness. So, when somebody asks, “Do you want fries with that?” consider the long-term implications. In backup, choices matter more than ever. Over the next few years, ...Continue Reading »
- VMworld 2012: A Backup & Recovery Preview
With all the rest of the VMworld preview posts out there, I wanted to take a moment to throw one more preview into the bucket. This preview however is directed at all of those who will be attending VMworld and have a liking for Backup & Recovery. Ok fine…. I understand there may be just ...Continue Reading »
- Even the Insurance Guys Need Insurance
Backup is often referred to as a company’s insurance policy – something you spend money on in case you need it. Just like you invest in health insurance to protect your family, you invest in backup to protect your data. Well, the world of IT is to backup as the commonwealth of Massachusetts is to ...Continue Reading »
- EMC NetWorker Setting Boundaries
Why should you honor boundaries? Last year I was skiing with a group that had lost a 13 year old friend during a ski accident. The 13 year old was skiing out of bounds with an adult when they set off an avalanche. Yes, the adult encouraged the 13 year old to take the risk ...Continue Reading »
- Top Five Blogs Every Organization Needs to Read About Backup Transformation
Can smarter backup accelerate transformation? Over the past year, Stephen Manley, the EMCBackup team and I have channeled our energy (and writing efforts) into answering this question for our readers. Collectively, we’ve posted more than 125 blogs on the broad topic of backup transformation, and we’ve done so from a variety of view points – product, business, market, ...Continue Reading »
- Can You See Me Now?
Imagine you’re on a sailboat out in the middle of the ocean. I’m talking way, way off shore. You can’t see land. You’re alone but that’s OK because you have tons of boating experience – you love adventure and are up to the challenge! You’re confident you’ve seen it all and believe you could handle ...Continue Reading »
- Archiving: Bringing Chaos to Order
As promised in my last blog, this entry is dedicated to beginning to detail some of the benefits of archiving email with EMC SourceOne. In case you missed it, here is the previous entry: Benefits of archiving email: 1. Reduces storage requirements on your mail server. Mailboxes are typically stored on what we call tier ...Continue Reading »
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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.