- Consolidated BACKUP and ARCHIVING means better application performance, reduced primary storage costs, and ensured compliance
International Computerware, Inc. (ICI), a leading global provider of information technology solutions and consulting, had a problem. The company’s highly mobile workforce relies heavily on email and document sharing, requiring access to current and past messages and attachments. As email mailboxes became clogged, the performance of the company’s Microsoft Exchange server began to slow down. ...Continue Reading »
- Up, Up and Away… PBBA Market Soars, EMC Lead Widens
The latest numbers are out, and PBBA numbers are up — way up! (For those of you unfamiliar with the terminology, PBBA stands for purpose-built backup appliance. Also known as disk backup appliances or deduplication storage systems.) Not only did the PBBA market soar, but our market share also grew substantially. According to the latest IDC research report, ...Continue Reading »
- vFabric Data Director… Making Ingest and Backup Better
Every bit of time I learn and play with vFabric Data Director – the more I think it’s really, really cool. As a reminder, vFabric Data Director “cloudifies” the world of databases: It makes elastic resource pools of all the resources database need (CPU, memory, storage) It makes each instance completely isolated. This has security ...Continue Reading »
- How Prepared Are You?
Accidents will happen if you ride long enough. The question is, are you prepared for one? Anyone who knows me knows that I’m an avid cyclist. I started road racing at a fairly young age with a local team, and in the course of our training and races we routinely found ourselves screaming down hills ...Continue Reading »
- How’s Your “Time To”?
If you’re like most organizations we talk to, the time it’s taking you to roll out a new application, analyze new data sets, reach virtualization goals, etc., isn’t what you’d like it to be or — more importantly — what lines of business want it to be. Your “time to” is simply too high. And that ...Continue Reading »
- It’s a Microsoft (TechEd) World After All…
I will start out by re-assuring my readers, I will do my best to avoid getting the Disney song of a similar title into your head! On the other hand, I know that for some of you that particular attraction brings back some great childhood memories! So, if you want, go ahead and hum it ...Continue Reading »
- Get Out and Vote!
It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year, but VMworld sessions are once again up for vote. So, at the risk of sounding like Ryan Seacrest, to ensure your favorites make it to the next round, you gotta go on-line today (polls close Friday) and vote. Stephen Manley is on the ballot to present “Accelerating ...Continue Reading »
- The Road to Transformation Went Straight through EMC World
Wow! I’ve been to EMC Worlds before (three if I remember correctly) but not for several years and never as an EMC employee. Boy, have things changed! And I’m not just talking about the size of the crowd, which has grown to more than 10,000+ users; the high-octane spectacular that’s become the Tucci and Gelsinger ...Continue Reading »
- Transform and Experience Backup Freedom
Will you be assimilated by the BORG or transform and achieve freedom? So you Trekkies know what I am talking about, but for everyone else let me explain. EMC World’s image depicts the transformation from a hard wired robot-like humanoid (BORG) to a highly evolved human. This can be true for your traditional IT environments ...Continue Reading »
- What’s Faster Than a Speeding Bullet and Leaps the Competition in a Single Bound?
Although the new Data Domain DD990 may not exactly be a superhero, it certainly has left the competition scrambling for kryptonite. Although a new system alone would be enough of a product launch for some companies, we didn’t stop there. Last week at EMC World, along with the DD990, we also announced new Data Domain ...Continue Reading »
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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.