Data Protection Innovation? - I Hardly Think So!

Data Protection Innovation? - I Hardly Think So!

The other day I read yet another blog about the “old” ways vs. a “new” way to do data protection. The post was from startup Rubrik. Each post I read like this has great intentions. They start out with a bunch of new buzz words – the new one they talk about in this particular post, which I hadn’t heard yet, is “SLA Domains”.

As you read blog posts by companies who provide data… Read more »

Copy Data Management – A Data Protection Solution for the 10% Who “Get It”

Copy Data Management – A Data Protection Solution for the 10% Who “Get It”

I read a blog post the other day entitled “Is Copy Data Management a Replacement for Backup?” One of the big reasons this topic has popped up is because 90% of revenue from the “vendors” the author talks about comes from backup. This article comes on the heels of Microsoft coming out saying ‘backup software is dead’. In addition, in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant ‘Strategic Planning Assumptions’ they said:

By 2016, 20% of the… Read more »

#Snaponomics

#Snaponomics

A while ago I was participating in a CrowdChat™ where John Furrier coined a term “Snaponomics” (#Snaponomics). This is an interesting topic. This term was generated during a CrowdChat on Copy Data Management with Catalogic Software (though many other thought leaders in the storage space were on the chat). The premise is that companies buy expensive storage arrays that have a number… Read more »

Backup, Not Just an Insurance Policy any More

Backup, Not Just an Insurance Policy any More

Times they are a chanin’. To quote Steve Duplessie, Fouder of ESG and Frank Slootman, ex-CEO of Data Domain, “A legitimate market becomes an explosive market when it is built on a legitimate problem that is part of a "long term secular trend" - i.e., a trend that organically will get worse over time. This is the definition of backup (or data protection).

If you were to take a step back from your environment for… Read more »

Copy Data Management

Copy Data Management

Copy Data Management isn’t about deleting ALL copies of data that you have created from your primary storage. Nor is it about stopping you from making data copies. Some vendors may believe that if they come in and make yet one more ‘golden’ copy of your data, you are set for life. I don’t think this is what customers want. Just like with tape. Many folks say “tape is dead” but that is mostly preached… Read more »