Protection Storage, Is It Just Disk?

You will hear many vendors telling you how important it is to protect your data. This will usually be achieved by a second copy on disk or even tape. Let’s assume like most companies you choose to store that second copy on disk, what disk do you use? … READ MORE

Mark Galpin April 28th, 2014

EMC Data Protection Suite: What’s New in EMC Avamar 7.1

Last week, as part of our Redefining Data Protection webcast event, we introduced updates across the EMC Data Protection Suite. Lots of great new features to support your organization’s business and IT transformation. Here’s my list of the top 7 new features of EMC Avamar 7.1 as well … READ MORE

Phil George April 7th, 2014

A Strong VSPEX Foundation Is Built On Data Protection!


Readers of my blogs probably know that I am guilty of spending the odd hour or three in a video game. My latest gaming quest is to work my way up the score ladder on the newly launched “VSPEX: The Simple Way To Deploy Your Cloud” game. As of this posting, I am at 20,000 points and aiming for the leader at 35,000! I will have to make some headway during my flights out to VMware PEX.

Alex Almeida February 5th, 2014

Sneak Peek at VMware Partner Exchange 2014



VMware Partner Exchange, “PEX” as partners affectionately call it, kicks off at the Moscone Center in San Francisco on February 10th. What is it? Only the premier partner event of the year … when it comes to “everything virtualization.”

Phil George January 30th, 2014

The Wait is Over! Isilon OneFS 7.1 Now Generally Available

Building on the core strengths of OneFS 7.0 — simplicity, massive scalability, predictable performance and unmatched efficiency — I am excited to announce OneFS 7.1, previously known as project “Waikiki,” is generally available. As I previewed in May, OneFS 7.1 is designed for organizations not only trying to … READ MORE

Sam Grocott October 30th, 2013

A Decade of Dedupe…and Data Domain

Just last month, Data Domain – and dedupe technology – officially crossed the 10-year mark.   It’s not often that a product or a technology completely reinvents an industry, but with over 33 million tapes replaced and 26 exabytes of data now protected by Data Domain systems, that’s just … READ MORE

Caitlin Gordon April 26th, 2013

Isilon Disk-to-Disk Backup

Last week I received a call from one of our sales field folks – half petabyte opportunity, but it required dedupe and interaction with IBM’s TSM. We do have customers using us in conjunction with TSM today and NFS is a supported target (and source.) However, Isilon doesn’t … READ MORE

Nick Kirsch February 8th, 2010

De-duplication – will it stand the test of time?

The other day I was jogging with my engineering pal, Zach Loafman (of FreeBSD fame), alongside beautiful Elliot Bay and the subject of de-duplication came up. He remarked: “I’m really curious to see where deduplication is when the economy recovers. Is this something people really want or is … READ MORE

Nick Kirsch October 21st, 2009
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