One of the biggest challenges IT organizations face is building executive mindshare, but in today’s world, it’s critical.
IT organizations have been trained to think of their value in terms of CAPEX and return on investment. While these are undoubtedly important to the bottom-line, they are not game-changers. Continue reading →
President, Data Protection and Availability Division
I'm an enterprise infrastructure hack. Really, if you think of my career as a building, I’ve spent it underneath in the sewer lines and the electric plumbing, making sure things work. Invariably, my businesses end up being called boring. But that’s okay. It means they’re doing exactly what they’re supposed to do, which means their customers can do what they need to do.
I come to EMC by way of BEA Systems, NetApp and most recently LogLogic, and my mission is to lead EMC Data Protection and Availability Division's efforts to deliver a protection storage architecture that leaves us all in better shape for the next guy, or gig, that comes along. Oh, and make no mistake about it, I want everyone to know who’s number one in backup, and why.
While waiting for my flight home from EMC World, my mind began to wander and I started to wonder what others feel about flying these days. When you think about flying, what is the first thing that comes to mind? In my case, my inner-voice sends out a plea, “please…not the middle seat with two linebackers on either side of me”. Continue reading →
Voice of Customer, Data Protection and Availability Division
I have a passion for listening, more specifically, listening to customers share their IT stories, their experiences, their successes! Over the past 7 years in the role of customer reference manager and customer advocacy manager, I’ve had the pleasure of listen to amazing stories and meeting some very interesting people. The one thing that makes my job even better…I get to share those stories.
When I’m not working, I’m volunteering with foster children, running 5K fun runs, playing fashion consultant “What Not To Wear” style, traveling, and watching reality t.v
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 →
Data protection is my new gig, and I’m digging it! Prior to joining EMC’s DPAD marketing team, my past life was focused on elevating the voice of brands, ranging from Unix operating systems to bagged lettuce and a motley collection of cross-industry products and services. Now inspired by EMC’s vision and thought leadership, my blogger persona is salivating at the prospect of the “next big thing,” and the opportunity to watch things unfold through EMC’s market strategy and positioning.
Director, eDiscovery and Compliance Field Practice, Data Protection and Availability Division
I am a long-time “lawyer/technlogist”, having learned assembly language on a TRS-80 at age 12 and later a degree in Computer Science. But the law always fascinated me, and after being a litigator and general counsel for over 10 years, the challenges that technology brought to the law and compliance let me combine my favorite pursuits. I spend my days helping EMC’s customers understand their legal and compliance obligations, and then how to apply technology and best practices to meet them.
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
Data Domain Product Marketing, Data Protection and Availability Division
I have spent the past nine years focused on all things data protection, with a focus on backup and archive. Lucky for me, Data Domain Systems give me lots of good topics to discuss here.
When I’m not blogging, I’m equal parts gadget geek and sports freak – always ready to chat about the latest IT rumor or celebrate/lament the latest Boston sports heartbreak/victory.
You can also find me talking backup on Twitter and YouTube.