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VMware has just announced version 5.8 of VDP Advanced that incorporates many new features. Here are the highlights: Continue reading
(This post on VMware vCHS Data Protection was written by Phil George and Yatin Patil.)
The battle for off-premise workloads continues – service providers are racing to sign up tenants, and differentiate themselves against the big gorillas (who shall not be named ) in the cloud. Everyone is sizing up the cloud – it’s attractive to lower your IT costs by getting out of the datacenter management business. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is an opportunity for IT to solve problems at lower cost, and with greater speed. We saw the “first wave” of adoption of IaaS focused on reduced data center costs and consolidation, but now a “new wave” of enterprise hybrid cloud adoption is in process. IT leaders are innovating ways to solve tough challenges with public cloud offerings. One example is data protection and disaster recovery.
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? Do you go and re purpose some older disk for your backup / archive or do you purchase a dedicated Protection Storage layer of disk? Continue reading
Graduation is the end of a college education but it’s also the beginning of a new career or post-graduate opportunity. It’s time to celebrate endings and new beginnings, as the school year draws to a close and summer makes its tantalizing approach (yes, even for storm-battered U.S. east coasters). This seasonal shift makes us happy… and apparently life as a student at Brown University in historic Providence, Rhode Island is a happy place too. Continue reading