One of the questions that I often ask when meeting with IT directors considering deploying a cloud backup solution for their business is “What does great data protection look like?” And the answers I get back are always different. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
Over the past few years, I have been rather ‘cloud-shy’ despite being in marketing where some may believe we just throw around jargon whenever we can. For me, talking about Data Domain as ‘cloud-ready’ – the ideal platform for offering data protection as a service – is not something to be taken lightly. However, recent developments have changed this and I’m now comfortable saying Data Domain systems are truly cloud-ready. So I’m sure you’re dying to know, why now? Continue reading
By many media and vendor accounts, Big Data is simply that: big data. Large volumes of structured or unstructured data the likes of which are generally associated with companies in data-crunching industries like oil and gas, seismology, genomics and finance.
Even Wikipedia defines Big Data as “the collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing.” Continue reading
EMC VPLEX was the first true active-active storage virtualization product introduced to the industry in May 2010. Since then, cluster installations have surpassed 3000+ as of Q4, 2013 and trending at a clip of 200 installs per week, today Q1 of 2014 that number is rapidly approaching 4,000. Continue reading