It is just as important to protect the metadata.
Times they are a chanin’. To quote Steve Duplessie, Fouder of ESG and Frank Slootman, ex-CEO of Data Domain, “A legitimate market becomes an explosive market when it is built on a legitimate problem that is part of a "long term secular trend" - i.e., a trend that organically will get worse over time. This is the definition of backup (or data protection).
If you were to take a step back from your environment for… Read more »
It’s time I get back to writing about more than just topics that surround what IBM are doing in the world of storage. For example, I am pretty passionate about data protection. Having worked for Veritas, ESG (covering data protection), Connected Corporation (sold to Iron Mountain), Avamar (sold to EMC) and EMC’s backup, recover and archive group, I have spent a good chunk of my storage career in the data protection space.
The first… Read more »
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 »
Or should I say, ‘Setting the Record Straight on Backing Up Optimized Data’? Carter discusses on this blog they myriad of ways to perform backups on optimized data. (His blog actually reads more like a white paper explaining how backup needs to be configured to work with his product.) One of the ways Carter describes to do backup is via NDMP and says “… is the most complicated.” The funny thing is that this is… Read more »