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

I Want It Now! The New Norm for Data Protection

Virtualization is enabling self-service application management and data protection. Who is driving this need for self-service data protection?  Is it the application owners who want to have end-to-end control of their applications, the backup admins who can no longer keep up with ever evolving business demands, or perhaps … READ MORE

Deanna Hoover August 26th, 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

Why you want a Witness to Disaster Recovery

How to protect data and be prepared to survive a disaster is a big topic to cover. Obviously data protection has a lot of components—ranging from hardware capabilities, algorithms used by the system to protect data and ensure integrity, and concerns like backup and replication strategies. In this … READ MORE

Bob Williamsen July 16th, 2015

Software Redefines Protection Storage

With businesses trying to transform faster than ever, the data protection landscape is evolving at light speed. Protection methods that worked yesterday might leave businesses vulnerable tomorrow. Staying ahead of the curve requires adaptability. For that reason, software has never had a bigger role in powering data protection … READ MORE

Beth Phalen May 4th, 2015

How Big Data Will Empower Robo-trains

As I was recently pondering EMC’s Data Lake Federation announcement, I stumbled upon this article that discusses Roy Hill Mining Company’s (RHC) use of automated trains in the Australian Outback.  The big challenge for RHC and its partner, GE, is that the mine is in a remote location … READ MORE

Jay Livens April 29th, 2015

Will Cloud Backup Kill Tapes?

The maxim goes, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” Not to be satirical here, many IT pain points are the results of resolving problems the wrong way, conforming to the “good old standards and practices” that long dominated IT operations manuals. In a conformist culture … READ MORE

Sebastian Yiang March 16th, 2015
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