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 »

Businesses Could Learn from Formula 1 Racing

Businesses Could Learn from Formula 1 Racing

At the end of 2014 NetApp put out a great infographic entitled “Year in Data”. The infographic provided some great insight as to how data is consuming our lives. Everything from social media, NASA photos, State/Local, Games/Apps, and Sports is on-line and generating more and more data.

One of the interesting factoids in the infographic was the fact that “the Sauber F1 Team collects around 200GB of data during every Grand Prix. More than… Read more »

Data Deduplicaiton - What?!

Data Deduplicaiton - What?!

Let me get this straight, I am going to go back to my days of blogging about data deduplication? What?

The reality is that data deduplication is really one of the latest technologies to become commoditized. More and more we are hearing about “Software Defined Infrastructure” or “Software Defined Storage”. This makes sense to me especially when you have the ability to start taking the specialty storage services such as virtualization, thin provisioning, and deduplication… Read more »

I Lost my Job to AWS

I Lost my Job to AWS

Okay, so maybe I didn’t quite “lose” my job to AWS, but after reading a few articles published in 2014, it became evident how some IT practitioners could be apprehensive about recommending the delivery of a public cloud infrastructure to their companies. It’s a damned-if-you-do-damned-if-you-don’t decision. Damned if you do, and the benefits of cloud aren’t all they’re chalked up to be; damned if you don’t, and your business opts for the cloud anyhow&hellip… Read more »

The Desired State of IT

The Desired State of IT

Server virtualization has long promised unprecedented economic savings for IT; and, to be fair, there are some area where server virtualization has saved IT some money. However, the alluring promise of “huge” savings has never been realized. Why is that?

Virtualization’s promise has always revolved around better utilization of computing resources:

Lowers hardware costImproves operational expense in deploying / updating servers or instancesReduces floor space requirements while cutting power and cooling requirements

For the last… Read more »