Just What The Application Owner Ordered!

Ok, so application owners aren’t doctors, but they do know what they need when fixing a problem! There is a lot of change occurring in the data protection landscape today. For application owners, such as DBAs, difficulty meeting backup windows is becoming a problem. Due to an explosion of data … READ MORE

Alyanna Ilyadis July 7th, 2016

These are a Few of My Favorite Things

”Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens. Brown paper packages tied up with strings. These are a few of my favorite things.” These lyrics written by Oscar Hammerstein and sung by Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music movie always remind me of my childhood.  … READ MORE

Jamie Doherty December 30th, 2015

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 story. In … READ MORE

Tom Giuliano November 9th, 2015

Escape from Alcatraz is Like a Data Protection Plan Gone Bad

‘Ready for any’, the theme of VMworld 2015, points out that mission critical data is sitting in a variety of locations, including the cloud.  In addition, any application and device should have access to the data.  We all expect and need data to be available at our fingertips 7×24 365 days … READ MORE

Deanna Hoover September 28th, 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 being audited. You … READ MORE

Tom Giuliano July 8th, 2015

Trusting Automatic Bill Payment….Where’s The Proof?

I like to pay my bills.  That statement alone typically results in some odd stares.  But it’s true.  To me it’s simply proof that I’m on top of things.  It also keeps my credit score high, but that’s a secondary benefit.  Keep in mind that I don’t like receiving bills … READ MORE

Tom Giuliano April 15th, 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
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