This is a series of posts about data protection which includes security
(logical and physical), backup/restore, business continuance (BC), disaster
recovery (DR), business resiliency (BR) along with high availability (HA),
archiving and related topic themes, technologies and trends.
Think of data protection like protect, preserve and serve information across
cloud, virtual and physical environments spanning traditional servers,
storage I/O networking along with mobile (ok, some IoT as well), SOHO/SMB to
Getting started, taking a step back
Recently I have done a series of webinars and Google+ hangouts as part of the
BackupU initiative brought to you by Dell Software (that’s a disclosure btw
;) ) that are vendor and technology neutral. Instead of the usual vendor
product or technology focused seminars and events, these are about getting
back to the roots, ... (more)
These short posts compliment other longer posts along with traditional
industry trends and perspective white papers, research reports, solution
brief content found at www.storageio.com/reports.
Are you clear on cloud conversation issues, topics and trends? Or, are you
confused and looking for clarification of what is (or not) a public vs.
private cloud? If you are part of the second group, welcome to the majority
of IT professionals that includes customers as well as some VARs and vendors
not to mention press, media or bloggers as well as analysts and other
A ... (more)
I see some similarities and parallels between two competing companies. Those
companies happen to be in the same sector (e.g. IT data storage) however
offset by time (about a decade or) subject to continued execution by both.
Those two companies are EMC and NetApp.
Some people might assert that these two companies are complete opposites.
Perhaps claiming that one is on the up swing while the other on the down path
(have heard claims and counter claims of both being on the other path). I
will leave the discussion or debate of which is on the up and which is on the
down path to the ... (more)
Over the past couple of weeks there has been a flurry of IT industry activity
around data footprint impact reduction with Dell buying Ocarina and IBM
acquiring Storwize. For those who want the quick (compacted, reduced)
synopsis of what Dell buying Ocarina as well as IBM acquiring Storwize means
read the first post in this two part series as well as some of my comments
here and here.
This piece and it companion in part I of this two part series is about
expanding the discussion to the much larger opportunity for vendors or vars
of overall data footprint impact reduction beyond ... (more)
Spring 2012 StorageIO traveling out and about events are underway with
activities already having occurred in New York City along with several online
live and recorded web casts that you can find here and here.
Other upcoming events and traveling to various venues include Dallas (SNW),
San Francisco, Washington DC, Nijkerk Netherlands and Las Vegas among others
you can see here. Themes and topics of these and other events include data
center convergence, infrastructure optimization, data protection
modernization, data protection for virtual and cloud environments,
performance and ... (more)