- A Car Without a Seatbelt
Imagine you’re driving down the highway rocking out to Kelly Clarkson (don’t worry, I won’t tell) and all of a sudden the person in front of you hits their brakes and you quickly slam yours to try not to hit them. Your heart is now racing, but unfortunately you weren’t able to brake fast enough ...Continue Reading »
- Need a Boost to Deal with Backup Windows? (Part 2)
In Part 1 of our DD Boost story we talked about the problems of traditional backups and how Data Domain Boost can dramatically speed up your backups. This time in part 2, we’ll explain how DD BoostTM works and touch on all the advantages that it will provide for your backups. How does DD Boost ...Continue Reading »
- Need a Boost to Deal with Backup Windows?
Remember how much you hated story problems when you were in school, especially on tests? How about the one about the two trains going in opposite directions? Well, forget that one. Here’s a real story problem that will make a lot more sense, and you won’t even need your slide rule. Q. Your backups currently ...Continue Reading »
- Backup and Archive are BFFs – Don’t Keep Them Apart!
One of my first assignments at EMC was to learn and deliver the Centera customer presentation – an overview of the company’s most successful archiving platform to date. At the time, as a new employee, I had no perspective on why it was important and certainly had no idea that the topic would be even ...Continue Reading »
- The Heat Is….ON!
Well, it’s going on three months since we launched NetWorker 8.0 on that fateful day of July 10, 2012. While engineering was busy tying the bow on a two-year development effort, Marketing went into high gear (pun intended!!) to demonstrate the excitement we were feeling around this product launch. Hopefully, you were able to join ...Continue Reading »
- 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 »
- 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 »
- vFabric Data Director… Making Ingest and Backup Better
Every bit of time I learn and play with vFabric Data Director – the more I think it’s really, really cool. As a reminder, vFabric Data Director “cloudifies” the world of databases: It makes elastic resource pools of all the resources database need (CPU, memory, storage) It makes each instance completely isolated. This has security ...Continue Reading »
- What’s Faster Than a Speeding Bullet and Leaps the Competition in a Single Bound?
Although the new Data Domain DD990 may not exactly be a superhero, it certainly has left the competition scrambling for kryptonite. Although a new system alone would be enough of a product launch for some companies, we didn’t stop there. Last week at EMC World, along with the DD990, we also announced new Data Domain ...Continue Reading »
- DD Boost; Turbo-Charged Backup & Recovery
Guest Post by Chuck Dufresne, Sr. Technical Marketing Manager, EMC Backup Recovery Systems In the automotive industry, the word, “boost” is “a loose term for turbo or supercharger.” It describes positive manifold pressure in automobile engines that increases horsepower and performance. If you have ever driven a car with a turbo you can attest to ...Continue Reading »