Put your hand up if you and your smartphone/tablet are inseparable. OK, so that’s unanimous. Our connectivity has officially melded into our lifestyle – everywhere we go, our miniature mobile data hubs keep us connected while we work, play, live, and travel. Continue reading
Many organizations are having difficulty with handling the “Bring Your Own Device” wave. Others have not yet even started thinking about it.
Along with Kris Vann of Actiance, we’ll be exploring the risks and challenges of BYOD — and providing some practical advice along the way. Part One of our series is here.
With all the excitement of EMC World last week, you might have missed an exciting announcement – the introduction of the DD2200. With this new system, we’re redefining entry-level protection storage – providing enterprise-class capabilities optimized for midmarket customers. Just like all Data Domain systems, the DD2200 runs the powerful Data Domain Operating System – so it packs the same punch as large enterprise systems like the DD990. This means midmarket customers can now more cost effectively:
• Consolidate backup and archive data and reduce data protection storage requirements by 10 to 30x
• Achieve network-efficient disaster recovery with Data Domain Replicator
• Gain reliable recovery with the Data Domain Data Invulnerability Architecture
• Speed backups by 50% with Data Domain Boost to meet increasingly stringent SLAs
• Optimize data protection via advanced integration with the newly enhanced EMC Data Protection Suite
As far as specs go, the new DD2200 provides:
• Performance up to 4.7 TB/hr via DD Boost
• Up to 17.2 TB usable capacity
• Simultaneous support for up to 60 backup/archive streams
If you’ve been in the IT world as long as I have and have seen it from as many angles, you know all-to-well that things in this industry haven’t always moved swiftly.
Quite the contrary. Despite no shortage of innovation over the years, the industry has generally been slow to change and IT organizations a bit reserved in their uptake of new technologies.
But things are evolving… and quickly.
As @guychurchward blogged about here on The Protection Continuum, retail, transportation, and other industries will be virtually unrecognizable in a decade’s time as our lives and businesses become more data-driven, more interconnected and more automated.
Thanks to the Social Network of Things, long-standing business practices and IT technologies are being questioned and conversations are taking place within organizations. Continue reading
EMC World 2014 marks the beginning of a new journey to redefine business with IT, and at the heart of this redefinition is metadata… yes, you read it right… metadata.
Metadata — the information about your infrastructure, applications and content — will enable IT to unlock the intelligence that connects IT to the business.
By collecting, analyzing, and taking action on the metadata, IT will enable hybrid cloud mobility, analytics-driven automation, and public cloud data management. This is huge not only for your business but also for your data protection teams who are uniquely positioned to be the masters of the metadata, which will connect them to the business in ways they’ve likely never imagined. Continue reading