- Tape Is Dead, Part II
How should I back up data that doesn’t deduplicate? It’s one of the questions I’m asked often – by both our engineers and our customers. In fact, a TBW reader raised the issue in response to my recent post. Therefore, I’d like to explain how we approach such fundamental challenges and then share the approaches ...Continue Reading »
- This Is Your Brain on Tape Backup
Ever wondered what your brain looks like on tape backup? Here’s what my brain came up with: Stressed out about recovery times Backups are way too slow Failing backups are killing your #s Boss is unhappy about results Your performance isn’t good Tape cartridges are piling up Skyrocketing backup costs This is your brain on ...Continue Reading »
- Cloud vs. Evil
My blog last month entitled Cloud Control to Major Tom talked about the top five reasons enterprise don’t leverage cloud technology. I focused on one specific reason pertaining to loss of control and visibility as being one of the top five. This week I’d like to focus on another bullet on that top 5 list: ...Continue Reading »
- Perspective Is Everything, Or Is It?
Learn how to free yourself from the muck that's becoming daily backup and gain that all-important broader business perspective (multi-part series). Continue Reading »
- Looking Back, Planning Ahead
It’s time again for annual reviews, joy of joys. They generally (or at least are intended to) lead to reflections, resolutions and new beginnings. Now, this whole “looking back” thing may sound clichéd, but there’s some real value in doing it – if you’re honest. From a business perspective and, in particular, as a backup ...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 »
- Tape is Alive? Inconceivable!
To begin each year, Joe Tucci brings 400+ people together for the EMC Leadership Meeting. We spend a little time reflecting on the prior year, but most of it focusing on the future. After that, the Backup and Recovery Systems Division leadership spends another day planning our future. So, imagine my surprise when I saw, ...Continue Reading »
- EMC Elect 2013: A Huge Thank You!
Passion. It’s what drives and motivates us to explore new things, drive change, and enjoy a better life. For some, it’s bridge and canasta. For me, it’s two things: football (the real “football”) and technology. So, this weekend couldn’t have been better. I spent Sunday morning watching my beloved Manchester United beat Liverpool in the ...Continue Reading »
- VSPEX and Backup — Go Full Speed
Last week EMC launched VSPEX for Virtualized SharePoint. (If you’re not familiar with VSPEX see here and here). I’m often asked if VSPEX includes backup. The answer is yes, absolutely. In fact, EMC Backup is part of every VSPEX Proven Infrastructure. Why? Simple: to transform IT, you have to transform backup. The job is incomplete ...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 »
- CTO Connection
Thoughts from Stephen Manley
Transforming Backup Into a Business Accelerator
Backup has transformed from "low-value, high-cost insurance policy" to "business accelerator." Unfortunately, most organizations struggle with the complexity and cost of a jumble of disconnected backup technologies.