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The Next Wave of Data Protection(?) Access!

So, it’s been a little bit of time since the last post. As you may have seen, I have taken […]


Flash: Accelerated Adoption

As any new technology comes to market, in IT we see the adoption of that technology, as long as it […]

Marketing, FUD and Doing What You Do Best

Rather than leave a lengthy comment on Tom Cook’s blog post from Friday Compression and Dedupe: Business Value and Data […]

The Myths about Compression and Data Deduplication

How many of you have heard that compression and deduplication just don’t belong together?  Like oil and water.  I know […]

Architecting for Recovery

Here is a shocker for you, backup IS a science.  Good backup administrators / architects are worth their weight in […]

The Side Effects of Backup on Server Virtualization

Server virtualization has changed the IT landscape dramatically.  It has become a magic potion curing a number of ills in […]

Storage Switzerland

One of the more thoughtful analysts in the industry, in my opinion is George Crump from Storage Switzerland.  (I like […]

Accelerating Backup Efficiency

EMC's announcement on accelerating your backup efficiency hits some very important concepts to help users make significant progress in solving […]

Betamax Redux

I often joke w/ customers that when my friends were growing up they would dream of being a professional baseball […]

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Data Deduplicaiton – What?!

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

Data Protection, Retention and Archive Starts with Data Value

It feels good to open up the blogging again to new topics, especially ones I am intimately familiar with.  (But […]

Storage’s 2010 Hottest Technology

Each year there tends to be one technology that stands out in the storage space.  In 2009 it was data […]

Enterprise Data Protection at the Edge

What does that really mean?  When I worked for Veritas, back in 1998 we acquired a company based out of […]

Comprehensive Capacity Optimization – Deduplication 2.0

Technology is great isn't it?  When someone thinks they have a new idea on the same old technology foundation they […]

A Data Protection Reference Architecture – The Final Chapter

The Architecture This ‘architecture’ diagram, as you can see, is not a typical architecture diagram, but hopefully it can be […]

A Data Protection Tribute to Michael Jackson

I was walking through the data center the other day when I heard one of my colleagues, MJ “Scream”, “I […]

Backup Takes Off!

There has been a lot written about the airline industry and its ongoing challenges.  Bankruptcies and mergers have been frequent […]