- #OOW Recap: Boosting Oracle Backups – Oracle OpenWorld Update, Wednesday
After Tuesday’s keynotes by a couple of the most well respected CEOs in the industry (Joe Tucci and Larry Ellison), I didn’t think today could top it – but it did! Today, the focus shifted from IT transformation in general to backup transformation. This morning I discussed ‘Boosting Oracle Backup and Recovery with Data Domain’ ...Continue Reading »
- #OOW Recap: Hardware and Software, Engineered to Work Together?
Guest Post by Peter Smails Sr. Director, Product Marketing at EMC Oh wait, this is Oracle World. If I closed my eyes I swear I could have been at EMC World, but I’ll come back to that later. Another good day at Oracle Open World where one of the recurring themes is ‘hardware and software, engineered ...Continue Reading »
- How Much Is Your Time Worth?
If you’re like me, no matter what you do, your to-do list doesn’t seem to get any shorter. Laundry piles seem to reappear overnight; there’s always lawn to be cut and gardens to be weeded (does it seem like your yard gets bigger each season, or is it just me?); appliances to be fixed; pets ...Continue Reading »
- How to Make Money from Data Protection
Data protection is like insurance – throw money at the chance that something will go wrong and hope that it doesn’t. But, with cloud computing models and the growing relevance of IT-as-a-service, data protection can make money for the business as well as contribute to the value of the data center. Because most organizations leverage ...Continue Reading »
- Choose the Path Wisely
What is your favorite time of year? For me, I am a fan of fall. This weekend I took full advantage of fall in beautiful Colorado. My weekend included a 13.1 mile running race that incorporated rocks, roots, huge hills and a very narrow trail with 1,000 runners. This meant that we could only run ...Continue Reading »
- Remote and Branch Offices – Protecting the Pots of Gold
In the “old days,” remote offices and branch offices (ROBO) were sort of an experiment. They sprouted up in selected markets to better serve customers, attract skilled workers, and hopefully increase overall profits. But organizations had historically kept all the really juicy, important data in one place – at the data center. And as a ...Continue Reading »
- The Backup Administrator’s View of the VMware Business Process Desktop
Besides the VMware vSphere Data Protection announcement which you have read about here on the blog, little time has been spent on discussing a lot of the End-User Computing (EUC) announcements and advancements that were also made at VMworld. While right now we are in the beginning phases of this EUC wave, I can tell ...Continue Reading »
- The Human Face of Big Data and Us
“What exactly do you do?” Like many engineers who build business-oriented products, I struggle to answer that question. (My 6 year old son is convinced that I build Pokemon; otherwise, why would we need all that equipment?) A typical conversation goes something like this: “Do you know Wells Fargo? They have a lot of information ...Continue Reading »
- Big Data Backup Got You Down? We’ve Got You Covered!
In case you haven’t heard (which would be shocking if EMC is part of your life in any way), cloud computing and big data are transforming IT. Most of us focus on how this transformation enables applications to run more efficiently in the cloud or how big data can give us insight like never before, ...Continue Reading »
- Check It Out…
There’s nothing more frustrating—okay, well, maybe a few things—than having to sift through pages and pages of web content on any given IT solution, technology or topic only to find yourself more confused than when you started, still seeking information or, worse yet, misinformed. We get that—and it’s one of the reasons we created The Backup Window ...Continue Reading »
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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.