- It’s Time to Migrate, Do You Know What Your Options Are?
As many of you may know, back in 2009 EMC’s archiving solution, EmailXtender, was replaced with a next generation archiving solution, EMC SourceOne, a generalized object platform that supports archiving for email as well as Microsoft SharePoint and file system data. And, as with any newly architected solution, customers move to the new platform by ...Continue Reading »
- Consolidation Makes It Easy
Guest Post by Allan Waters, Senior Product Marketing Manager, EMC NetWorker Over the past couple of years, one of the key themes for NetWorker has been to make it easier to maintain and license. Included in this has been the consolidation of database and application modules. Previously, NetWorker depended on a lot of different modules ...Continue Reading »
- Projections for 2012: Democratized Backup, Quality Assurance and DR to the Cloud
When I was younger, I believed chronicling the past was far simpler than predicting the future. Little did I know that “history” means “incessant squabbling over what really happened in the past” (did you know there are multiple active magazines about the American Civil War?). On the other hand, people very rarely check on the ...Continue Reading »
- What Happens in Vegas … Will Transform Your Business
Calling all partners! VMware Partner Exchange (PEX) 2012 Feb 12 -16 in Las Vegas offers a fantastic conference to accelerate your business and learn how VMware and VMware Partners solutions can transform your customers’ data centers for new levels of efficiencies and cost savings. Don’t gamble by missing this conference – register today! A few ...Continue Reading »
- VMware Partner Exchange and EMC (including bootcamp details)
Have heard from a lot of partners wondering about PEX and the EMC plan… First of all – VMware Partner Exchange is the event of the year for VMware partners – and when it comes to what’s going on in the channel/integrator/partner community, that’s pretty well the center of the universe It’s Feb 11-16 ...Continue Reading »
- Got PBBA?
According to a new IDC report a whole lot of you do. In fact, you’re deploying purpose-built backup appliances (PBBAs) far faster than market researchers had forecast and industry pundits ever thought you would. And the numbers are impressive indeed – even to those of us in the business. Just look at IDC’s latest data: ...Continue Reading »
- Reflections on 2011 – Versioned Replication Takes Off, Tapes Are Tossed, Federation Unites
It’s that time of year again, and, no, I’m not talking about the time to make resolutions. You should have already done that. (And if you’re surprised that it’s 2012, put down the DLT IV tape cartridge, turn off the Chumbawamba CD and walk outside.) It’s the time of year when bloggers use the “reflections ...Continue Reading »
- The “Top Five” Resolutions Every Organization Should Make Around Backup and Recovery
I don’t know about you, but I have a love/hate relationship with New Years. I love it because we’re given a blank slate (of sorts). I hate it because with the blank slate comes certain expectations. And from a professional standpoint, since the timing of New Year’s doesn’t necessarily align with the start of the ...Continue Reading »
- Exchange DAGs + VMware = Your “Get Out of Backup Free” Card?
Not so fast! Before you trade in your backup solution for Exchange 2010 Database Availability Groups (DAGs) plus some mix of VMware vMotion, High Availability (HA) or Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS), think twice. While there’s no debating the value of DAGs for providing fault-tolerance and ensuring high availability of Exchange database volumes (DAGs allow for ...Continue Reading »
- Choices Matter – The Final Chapter
No series of blog posts, regardless of wittiness, insight and general brilliance, can provide a prescriptive answer about how to protect your VMs. (Of course, if you do find some blog posts with wittiness, insight, and brilliance, please send them; I’d love to see how it’s done. Except for Chad’s posts. Don’t send those.) The ...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.