It’s not a secret that one of my favorite products within EMC is VPLEX. VPLEX is a product that means different things to different people. Some look at it as a data migration solution while others look at it in its true flash and glory meaning – a distributed cache that is virtualizing your underlying storage and provides an active – active site topology. For example, you can have Site A in NY distributed to Site B in a metro location (up to 10ms latency for VMware HA and vMotion) and have simultaneous read/write access to the same data across these two data centers. 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.
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
Last week, as part of our Redefining Data Protection webcast event, we introduced updates across the EMC Data Protection Suite. Lots of great new features to support your organization’s business and IT transformation. Here’s my list of the top 7 new features of EMC Avamar 7.1 as well as a few links to some great demos and whiteboard videos.