- 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 »
- EMC Backup Recovery Systems @ VMworld 2012: A PhotoBlog
VMworld 2012 was bigger and better than ever before! In fact, it would take a few thousand words to sum it up and I know you would not want to read something that long . So if a photo is worth a thousand words, then here are 9,000 “virtual” words that capture the essence of ...Continue Reading »
- What Do You Do With Your Swap File? – VMworld Update, Thursday
Your VM’s Swap File that is… The inspiration for this post came from a conversation I had with a customer in the backup and recovery booth here at VMworld 2012. This particular customer was asking if EMC’s Avamar had any sort of intelligent means of isolating swap files from the GUEST OS when doing a ...Continue Reading »
- VMworld Rocks! – VMworld Update, Wednesday
Guest Post by Steve Flynn, Director Product Marketing, EMC Backup Recovery Systems ‘Shot through the heart, and you’re to blame, you give Love – a bad name!’ …… wow, was that a great show last night or what? Bon Jovi can still rock the house, and VMworld can sure throw a fantastic party. When I ...Continue Reading »
- Backing up in VMware – VMworld Update, Tuesday
Guest Post by Daniel Miller, Principal Product Manager, Avamar Virtualization A lot of exciting things happening here at VMworld! This morning Steve Herrod presented VMware’s vision of the future of “end-user computing.” There was a lot of discussion around redefining the user experience. I think this ties in very well with a lot of things that ...Continue Reading »
- VMware Selects EMC Avamar to Power vSphere Data Protection – VMworld Update, Monday
While watching the VMworld Keynote session, and listening to Paul Maritz and Pat Gelsinger talk about how the industry has gone through a tremendous IT transformation, I couldn’t help to think the same about backup and recovery (no surprise there – that’s what I always think about ). I think we can all agree that most companies are ...Continue Reading »
- Do You Want Chaos With That?
Every day, we make choices. Some choices you make without thinking. Some choices are made for you. Some choices cost you sleepless nights, friends and opportunities for eternal happiness. So, when somebody asks, “Do you want fries with that?” consider the long-term implications. In backup, choices matter more than ever. Over the next few years, ...Continue Reading »
- VMworld 2012: A Backup & Recovery Preview
With all the rest of the VMworld preview posts out there, I wanted to take a moment to throw one more preview into the bucket. This preview however is directed at all of those who will be attending VMworld and have a liking for Backup & Recovery. Ok fine…. I understand there may be just ...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.