- Speed Limits – Are Your Disks Slowing Down Your Backups?
Guest Post by Chuck Dufresne, Sr. Technical Marketing Manager, EMC Backup Recovery Systems A governor, or speed limiter, is a device used to measure and regulate the speed of a machine, such as an engine. Just as you probably would not appreciate speed limiters on your personal automobile, you don’t want your backup solution to ...Continue Reading »
- That’s Not Supposed to Happen …
I recently had a contractor in to update the kitchen in my house. The quality of the work was outstanding, and for once was completed on schedule. At the end of the work I wrote him a check to cover his final fees and post-dated it three days to account for transferring funds from my ...Continue Reading »
- EMC Solutions Group White Paper: EMC Backup And Recovery For Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint 2010 Servers
In a previous post I have highlighted and demonstrated EMC’s robust and flexible feature set for protecting Microsoft Exchange 2010. Since that post, I wanted to share with The Backup Window readers a new EMC Solutions Group whitepaper. The paper details a Virtualized Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SharePoint solution utilizing both EMC Shared VNX Storage ...Continue Reading »
- Ground Hog Day in Backup
I ride a commuter train to and from work every day. And, every day, on the way home, two passengers spend 30 minutes vehemently debating Obamacare. Each states his case passionately and coherently. With the same arguments. Every day. For two consecutive months. Neither person has changed his beliefs. At all. For two consecutive months. ...Continue Reading »
- Backup to Basics
I’m new here at EMC, so perhaps it is easy, if not essential, for me to work to get to the basics of what we offer in order to be able to break it down, understand it, and ultimately, get excited about it and promote it. And I gotta tell you, I’m very excited about ...Continue Reading »
- What Would You Be Willing to Do If Your Life Depended on It?
Last weekend I was able to get outside and enjoy the beautiful snow capped mountains around where I live. The intent was an exhilarating back-country ski that would be emotionally relaxing. However, the group I was with decided to discuss a rather heavy topic. The question we were discussing was: How you would react if ...Continue Reading »
- Houston, We Have a Tape Problem
It never ceases to amaze me how much discussion the words “tape is dead” can still stir up. In the last couple of days alone, I received several emails from leading industry media and analyst outfits with links to a variety of articles, podcasts and even videos on the topic. One of the links brought ...Continue Reading »
- Attention IBM i Users: You Deserve Better Backup!
Senior Product Marketing Manager, EMC Backup Recovery Systems Why should open systems environments have all the fun? Your IBM i environment deserves better backup too and EMC Data Domain deduplication storage systems can help you by eliminating: Tape handling Offsite tape shipping and storage Failed recovery due to bad tape media Tape refresh costs So ...Continue Reading »
- Every Byte Counts
As a backup administrator, you are responsible for a whole heck of a lot! Think about it, all of your company’s mission critical data, is on your plate to protect and assure that it can be accessed at a moments notice. People all across the organization look to you to know what data they have, ...Continue Reading »
- Killing Two Birds with One Stone
Whether you’re already an existing or prospective backup customer for Data Domain, have you considered Data Domain for your archive workloads? Before you dismiss the idea, consider the following observations regarding backup and archive workloads : Backup and archive solutions perform on the same set of data (e.g. files, email, database, other). Backup and archive ...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.