- More than Microsoft Support – EMC NetWorker 8.1 SP1
Time flies. How many times have you heard that?? Colloquialism aside, it’s true. We announced NetWorker 8.1 in July. For the 5th blog post in the ‘Meet NetWorker 8.1’ series, I would like to introduce you to the latest update, Service Pack 1, which is now available. If you have been following The Backup Window, ...Continue Reading »
- What’s Next for Cloud Protection?
Ever since Mozy became part of EMC Backup Recovery Systems Division earlier this year, people have asked, “What is the future of Mozy? What’s the future of cloud? What does it mean for our broader portfolio?”Continue Reading »
- What Hurts Us Does Make Us Stronger…IT Too
It’s funny how chance meetings can impact our lives… change our perspectives. The most recent occurred in NY. I was in New York and was asked to attend a panel of IT professionals hosted by ZDNet to talk through their experiences with Hurricane Sandy, one year later. I invite you to watch that discussion or read the article that accompanies the on-camera discussions. Continue Reading »
- The Payback from Backup Transformation – Part 2
Lady Backup continues with Part 2 in looking at a recent IDC analysis that shows the business benefits from backup transformation with EMC. As we reviewed in Part 1, there is a clear financial benefit from modernizing your dated backup infrastructure with EMC. In fact, companies in a recent analysis from IDC saw a 5-month ...Continue Reading »
- What the CxO Says…
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My recent TBW post "Business Execs Are from Mars, IT Execs Are from Venus" is sparking some good conversation and social sharing on Forbes, and it's got CxOs talking on LinkedIn. Read what they have to say.
- The Payback from Backup Transformation – Part 1
Lady Backup likes to deal with facts. Instead of giving you generalizations about the benefits of backup transformation, I want to show you the facts – quantifiable facts. In our latest project, EMC commissioned a study by IDC to do an in-depth analysis of backup transformation, looking at the “before” and “after.” To do this, ...Continue Reading »
- Can You See Azure Clouds on a Clear Day?
You would not see them, but they are there. This is exactly how you would like your private cloud to operate – unobtrusively. The recent Microsoft announcements regarding the release of Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2, and Windows Azure Pack got me thinking. How would you comprehensively protect your Microsoft -based private cloud environment?Continue Reading »
- EMCBackup Falls Forward with Microsoft
Daylight savings is upon us and we are preparing to “fall back” in a few weeks, the VTUG is helping us “fall forward” at Gillette Stadium towards next-generation virtualization technologies.Continue Reading »
- What Is “IT Productivity”?
As a blogger, I do a lot of reading, or maybe ‘skimming’ is a better word, to find my next topic or prep for my next post. Last week, TechTarget's “Latest Technology News and Expert Advice” email caught my attention; it included a link to the definition of ‘IT productivity.’ Curious, I clicked on the link and was directed to whatis.com and the following definition:Continue Reading »
- Software-Defined Storage, SLOs, and the Protection Storage Architecture — The Story Continues, Part I
“Software-defined [fill in the blank]” has already made a huge industry impact. Admittedly, the impact buzzword industry more than IT, but it’s no small feat to triumph over “big data” so quickly. As with many over-hyped terms, there is some real substantive change behind it. So, overlooking the obvious cynical jokes (e.g., thank goodness we don’t need that pesky hardware to store data anymore!) what will software-defined storage mean to data protection and the teams that provide it?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.