Who Knew, ‘Version’ and ‘Geography’ are Now Important

Who Knew, ‘Version’ and ‘Geography’ are Now Important

A few weeks ago I attended a presentation on data protection. The presentation talked about “5 things to think about when building out your data protection solution”. The presentation talked about the typical things:

Classify your dataRPORTO

and then they talked about two other things I had not heard of:

VRO (version recovery objective)GRO (geographic recovery objective)

My first reaction was, okay, here is another vendor trying to pain a picture of something only their… 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 »