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 »

Exit, Stage Left Even...

Exit, Stage Left Even...

Okay, it has been about 30 days and I am now out of IBM. It was a great run and I learned a lot. From Storage Efficiency Evangelist to Business Line Executive for Data Protection, I got to do and see a lot inside of IBM.

That said, I am a startup company guy for sure. I have started my own LLC (Storage Alchemy LLC – of course) and am now working on a few… Read more »

"Big Enough" Data

"Big Enough" Data

Say the word “infrastructure” at Strata conference and you hear people start talking mostly about software. One of the biggest lessons I learned at the conference was that no one really cares about the hardware that “big data” sits on. Now, I am probably the biggest proponent of the fact that “spinning rust” doesn’t make a company money; it is the software that can extract the value out of the data that provides insights… Read more »