After several exciting days at EMC World 2013, you should have had lots of opportunities to hear our great sessions and talks around Backup and Recovery for Vblock Systems. But in case you missed it, here’s a recap:
EMC’s Eric Hollis (below left) and VCE’s Tom Chatham (below right) gave a great session talk about backup and recovery of the Vblock System with Avamar and Data Domain. We also covered some high-level industry trends about the journey towards convergence from analyst group ESG, why these trends create challenges for backup and recovery, and why it’s important to optimize backup and recovery for highly converged, virtualized environments.
Besides discussing EMC backup and recovery products, JP Montross (below) of Purdue Pharma, Storage Solutions discussed the challenges in protecting his environment, and how he implemented Vblock backup and recovery to address these challenges.
There were great questions from the audience, including about when to use Avamar and when to use the Avamar/Data Domain combo. The sessions were packed, and kudos go out to everyone who braved a treacherous 0830 Las Vegas start-time Thursday morning (after a rockin’ Bruno Mars concert the night before, no doubt) for this session!
I also presented two VCE Booth talks on Backup and Recovery for the VCE Vblock System. Both sessions were standing room only, and we gave away prizes to folks who paid extra attention about the differences between Avamar and Data Domain Systems.
Not only did we give OUT prizes, but yours truly RECEIVED a prize for presenting–a very hip Vblock Systems lego set (no assembly needed for the Vblock, obviously!).
I thoroughly enjoyed assembling this lego set after hours, complete with nerdy-IT girl Avatar which resembles my likeness accurately (that’s me standing on the Vblock — Note: don’t try this in real life).
The VCE Booth also had several talks by VCE Marketing Manager Rich Villalobos on Vblock Data Protection, who also put together a cool new video on the Data Protection Suite.
To the right is a picture of the Data Protection solution station at the VCE Booth. The booth was right in the middle of the floor when you walked in, easy to find, and always packed. Well done VCE!
Thanks to everyone who came out and talked with us at the EMC Backup Game Day booth, as well as before/after our sessions.
We had a blast and can’t wait for next year!