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 »
CFOs have an incredibly hard job when it comes to helping IT manage a budget. Let’s face it, there have been books written (like ‘Does IT Matter, by Carr) that discuss the value of all those blinking lights in the data center.
The reality is that some of those blinking lights do matter and others are a financial sink hole. Over the past 3 years storage has crept up to be one of the higher… Read more »