Needham Next-Gen Storage / Networking Conference

Needham Next-Gen Storage / Networking Conference

So, I spent yesterday at the Needham Next-Gen Storage and Networking Conference. First, it was a great day. The Needham folks, especially Richard Kugele, created a fabulous opportunity to listen and speak about the storage market, technology and products. I spent all my time in the storage track, but can only imagine that the networking track was as insightful.

I wanted to point out some of my observations from the conference. I wont… Read more »

Is it Copy Data: Cortex or Vortex?

Is it Copy Data: Cortex or Vortex?

Today I listened to the podcast by one of my absolute favorite industry influencers Mark Twomey (@storagezilla). The title of the podcast was The Copy Data Cortex. It featured another industry insider with a great deal of knowledge Stephen Manley, CTO of Core Technologies at EMC, and they were talking about “Copy Data”, and as Mark put it “…it isn’t the wave of the future, it is a present thing…”.

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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 »

Test/Dev or DevOps – Making Flash More Valuable

Test/Dev or DevOps – Making Flash More Valuable

Two weeks ago at EMCWorld, Josh Goldstein, Marketing and VP of Product Management for Extreme IO was on the Wikibon/SiliconAngle #theCube talking about the value of Copy Data Management for all flash systems. Listen to what Josh had to say here (this video has been cut down to the important copy data management segments):

Data deduplication is about how many bits per square inch can be stored to represent as much data as possible… 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 »