- Every Byte Counts
As a backup administrator, you are responsible for a whole heck of a lot! Think about it, all of your company’s mission critical data, is on your plate to protect and assure that it can be accessed at a moments notice. People all across the organization look to you to know what data they have, ...Continue Reading »
- Killing Two Birds with One Stone
Whether you’re already an existing or prospective backup customer for Data Domain, have you considered Data Domain for your archive workloads? Before you dismiss the idea, consider the following observations regarding backup and archive workloads : Backup and archive solutions perform on the same set of data (e.g. files, email, database, other). Backup and archive ...Continue Reading »
- Are You on the High Wire with Your Disk-Based Backups?
Guest Post by Chuck Dufresne, Senior Product Marketing Manager, EMC Backup Recovery Systems Do you ever wonder… “Are my disk-based backups safe? Are my backups teetering towards a fall, like a high wire act? Since Data Domain took the backup and recovery industry by storm in 2001 we have witnessed the general decline of physical ...Continue Reading »
- Can Backup Administrators Get Excited About the Microsoft SQL 2012 Release?
Sometimes those DBAs seem like they get all the fun – don’t they? Backup Admins never get a chance to be excited about anything, and when they do, DBAs just yawn, or give us weird looks. And to hurt you even more, it seems that database application developers never really think fully about backup and ...Continue Reading »
- Does Age Matter?
I was recently reading an article pertaining to age and athletic ability. The not so shocking news is that athletes of any level will see a decrease in performance with age. So yes, age does matter. How does this apply to backup? As I was reading this article it occurred to me that people getting ...Continue Reading »
- Backup – A Tale of Two Costs
Even with the tough economy bearing down on us during the past few years, companies have continued to expand through organic growth and via acquisition. And while exciting on the surface and in the news (e.g. Company A purchased Company B to DOUBLE SIZE and REVENUES!), we’re often left with significant challenges in the datacenter ...Continue Reading »
- Good Things Come in Small Packages
Virtual Tape Libraries have forever changed the landscape in mainframe tape operations. High-performance VTLs can shrink backup and restore times, reduce storage and replication requirements, improve RPO and RTO, eliminate drive contention, prevent lost tapes, and reduce the possibility of damaged tape media by storing data on RAID protected disk. However one of the biggest ...Continue Reading »
- Freedom – DBA Powered SQL Server Backup!
Guest Post by Chuck Dufresne, Senior Product Marketing Manager, EMC Backup Recovery Systems Self-determination theory identifies three innate needs that if satisfied, allow optimal function and growth; competence, relatedness and autonomy. Perhaps this is why there has often been an awkward relationship between the database administrative staff and system backup administrators. It can be challenging to ...Continue Reading »
- EMC Headlines FAST ’12 with “Back It Up” Session, Papers
Some people are competitive. I’m not. Sure, I taunted my 62-year-old father after dunking on him… on a 6-foot hoop… at my son’s 6th birthday party. Yes, I cheat at Candyland to beat my 4-year-old daughter. And I have been known to race cars on my way to work – on my bicycle. Sometimes, though, ...Continue Reading »
- VMware PEX 2012 – The Transformation Continues…
Well, it has been about 3 days or so since I have returned from VMware Partner Exchange (PEX) in Las Vegas, and to be honest, there still hasn’t been enough time to fully digest all of what I took in while at the conference. At the same time, I thought it would be a ...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.