Research shows that backup is going to be an increasing part of business decisions and IT spend going forward. More than that, it shows that VMware and backup spend are highly linked. So, as 22-some-thousand of you prepare to descend on the Moscone Center next week, ready to defy convention, take a few minutes to ...Continue Reading »
You know it’s that time of year again. Summer is winding down, and here on the East Coast it is even starting to feel like Fall is in the air. Crisper air. Indian Summer. Labor Day rapidly approaching. And what’s better than ushering in Fall than a piping hot cup of EMC Backup and Archive ...Continue Reading »
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Being crammed into a metal tube more than 30,000 feet in the air seems to release the mind to wander aimlessly through the archives of fragmented memories, half facts and interesting tidbits you’ve picked up along your journey.
Perhaps it’s a sleep deprivation thing. Perhaps it’s the first sign of madness. Whatever the cause, I’ve come to understand that these thoughts are subconscious beacons, rather like an inner voice laying breadcrumbs to an “aha” moment.
You might be wondering: Brain freeze and mainframe – what’s the connection? The brain part should be obvious. Mainframes process the most critical transactions and store the most important data to many organizations. Therefore, the mainframe is the “brains” of key operations. The not so obvious part is why your mainframe is not delivering to ...Continue Reading »
In this chat series, EMC's Chandra Jacobs discusses specific integration points of EMC Backup and Recovery solutions with the VCE Vblock System, and how EMC Avamar and EMC Data Domain can be optimized to protect a converged infrastructure offering like the Vblock System. This is a preview of what she will talk about at VMworld. Stop by the EMC or VCE booth at VMworld to learn more!Continue Reading »
“You are the master of your destiny. You can influence, direct, and control your own environment.” –Quote from Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich Napoleon Hill is considered to be one of the greatest writers on success in history. And, while this quote is specifically related to one’s ability to achieve high levels of personal ...Continue Reading »
Our Backup to the Future launch event was awesome. More than 23,500 of you (and counting) have viewed the event since July 10, and many of you have asked questions of our experts. And what’s great is that all the products we announced, including the new midrange Data Domain Systems and the updates to EMC Data Protection Suite (Avamar ...Continue Reading »
I am fortunate to have two musical children who are both very talented at their respective instruments. When they play or practice alone they are able to control the tempo and volume of the piece independently. However put them with others in an orchestra and suddenly they need to coordinate not only their tempo, but ...Continue Reading »
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There's a common operating practice in firefighting called the two-in, two-out rule. It's a backup plan for firefighters. What if there was some sort of similar rule for IT? What would the rules be? What would the teams look like?
Last week on The Backup Window, we talked about the new bigger, better, faster, stronger Data Domain systems. While Caitlin was rocking out to Kanye, I had the cheesy tune “We Go Together” from Grease stuck in my head. In addition to the new systems, we expanded Data Domain archive storage capabilities and further enhanced ...Continue Reading »