Experiences that Meet Expectations

I recently found myself standing at one end of a large field.  People were everywhere and it was extremely loud.  It was 37 degrees Fahrenheit and raining.  I think I even saw a few snowflakes mixed in.  I stood there soaked and shaking, but didn’t mind.  I was … READ MORE

Tom Giuliano December 5th, 2016

That Familiar Enterprise Experience in the Cloud

I drive a Honda Odyssey minivan. Well, actually, it’s my wife’s van.  I use it for occasional trips to Home Depot, the landfill…that sort of thing.  And I’ll freely admit it…..I like driving the van (which I lovingly refer to as “the bus”).  It has tons of room, … READ MORE

Tom Giuliano June 16th, 2016

Blocks and Racks and Rails, OH MY!

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!  Lions and tigers and bears, OH MY! In that quote from the movie “The Wizard of Oz” Dorothy, her dog Toto and her friends, the Scarecrow and Tin Woodsman are travelling along the Yellow Brick Road when they come to a … READ MORE

Tom Giuliano February 16th, 2016

Clearing Up Your Cloud (y) Crystal Ball

A colleague of mine recently mentioned that an increasing number of her conversations with customers included discussions on how to optimize and increase the efficiency of their data protection environments.  I faked a yawn since we engage in these conversations every day, but she wasn’t done with her … READ MORE

Tom Giuliano November 9th, 2015

Is Your Data Protection Strategy Spinning Out of Control?

Who’s really directing the protection of your business data?  Is it you, the administrator, founded on centralized IT policies, or rather is it based on the dynamic needs of your many stakeholders?  Are industry regulations your guiding principles, which force the occasional all-hands-on-deck audit exercise to verify compliance?  … READ MORE

Tom Giuliano August 19th, 2015

Are You Ready For the Next IT Fire Drill?

You’re an IT professional.  You could be a backup, storage or VMware administrator, application owner or in a similar role.  Your day is going well.  You believe you’re on top of things.  Then your manager or another business stakeholder calls to inform you that the IT department is … READ MORE

Tom Giuliano July 8th, 2015

Remove That Target On Your Back

Backup administrators have traditionally been the go-to-person when something went wrong with a critical data backup or recovery process. And the primary person chasing them down during these unfortunate circumstances was their boss. One issue (hopefully!). One target. Problem (usually) solved. Well…..that’s no longer the case.

Tom Giuliano April 17th, 2014

EMC Data Protection Advisor 6: Vigilance Was Never So Simple

Any IT administrator or application owner who can’t instantaneously verify that vital business data is not properly protected is leaving both themselves and their data exposed. It’s that simple. It’s a perilous and potentially very costly situation. Today, EMC announced a major update to Data Protection Advisor, EMC’s … READ MORE

Tom Giuliano March 11th, 2013
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