- EMC Backup & Recovery Hands-On Labs Bonanza at EMC World 2012!
Well folks, if I take a look at my trusty countdown clock that I keep on my desk here in the office we have just about 11 days, 280 hours, 16831 minutes, or 1009886..5..4..3 seconds until EMC World. Now I am keeping such a close eye on the time for two reasons, excitement and nervous ...Continue Reading »
- A Match Made in Heaven
In the not too distant past backup was very straightforward; the mainframe backed up data to proprietary tape formats, UNIX and Windows had their own processes and IBM i (formerly iSeries or AS400 way back in the day) had its unique process for backup data. In effect separate islands but everyone was aware of where ...Continue Reading »
- Preventing a Burn
Greeting from sunny Dubai! I find myself in the Middle East to launch survey results about tendencies of the region around backup and recovery in the region. What we found is that the vast majority of respondents are not very confident that they can recover after an incident. The message we want to raise to ...Continue Reading »
- “Do It Yourself” Just Isn’t Good Enough
“I’d like the ‘Meat on a Hot Stone,’ please.” Some words cannot be unsaid, some actions cannot be undone and some ideas cannot be eliminated. Unfortunately, as I learned one night, all the next day, and most of the following night – some food can be uneaten. Over and over and over again. During my ...Continue Reading »
- Does Your Over-Confidence Put You or Others at Risk?
Summer has arrived! Most of my weekends are spent participating in activities filled with adrenaline and a little touch of risk. This weekend we were rock climbing in an area that is very popular and filled with experienced climbers. While waiting for a route we were observing climbers in other groups. One thing that I ...Continue Reading »
- Oracle Backup & DR – Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?
As we recently discussed in our blog on SQL server backups, there is oftentimes tension between database admins (DBA’s) and backup admins rooted in the need to protect mission critical application data. The issue is both DBAs and backup admins want control over database backup and recovery processes, often resulting in parallel database backup processes ...Continue Reading »
- Not Your Momma’s NAS
Traditions are wonderful things. Opening a few gifts the night before Christmas, sitting in the first five rows at Shamu stadium, and wearing green on St. Patrick’s day are just a few favorites. For many companies, the use of network attached storage (NAS) systems has become a tradition too, and for good reasons. NAS solutions ...Continue Reading »
- It begins with a “V” ends in an “X”… Can I buy a vowel? Sure … you could, but I would highly recommend you buy Backup & Recovery optimized for virtualized environments!
As you may have also read in Heidi Biggar’s post, with a lot of anticipation from an online and social media teaser campaign, EMC finally unveiled the missing letters of “SPE” in VSPEX. So when waiting for your turn on “Words with Friends”, using Heidi’s suggestions of course , feel free to read on for ...Continue Reading »
Before a crowd of media, analysts, partners and customers in San Francisco on Friday, EMC CMO Jeremy Burton ended speculation about the teaser that had been running on the emc.com home page for the past couple of weeks: What starts with “v” and ends with “x”? And, no, the answer wasn’t vortex, vertex or (thankfully) ...Continue Reading »
- 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 »
- 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.