Tag: "Data Protection"

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Is it Copy Data: Cortex or Vortex?

Today I listened to the podcast by one of my absolute favorite industry influencers Mark Twomey (@storagezilla).  The title of […]

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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 […]


Exit, Stage Left Even…

Okay, it has been about 30 days and I am now out of IBM.  It was a great run and […]


Storage Consolidation Keeps on Truckin’

So the storage sector starts off with a bang when it comes to M&A, driving more consolidation in the market […]

The Storage Alchemist in Prague

Alright, landed safe in Prague and was picked up by one of my colleagues and whisked away to the IBM […]

Top 10 Reasons to Use IBM for VM Deployments

  After a full first day at VMworld, I started to think more about IBM and their technology solutions that […]

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 […]

IBM Day 1 – It’s Official

Between time off with the family this summer and all the work required to get done between 'signing' a deal to be […]

Compressed Thoughts – Compression and Deduplication

This video doesn't talk about the merits of one versus the other but how when compression (or capacity optimization is […]

How Much Backup Capacity Does Deduplication Really Save?

There is a lot of discussion around data deduplication for backup these days.  (I wish I could deduplicate all the […]


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. […]


7 Takeaways from EMC World 2014

So, I only spent two days there but what can you say? Lots of energy went into the making of […]


“Big Enough” Data

Say the word “infrastructure” at Strata conference and you hear people start talking mostly about software.  One of the biggest […]


Fixed Input vs. Variable Input Compression

As a number of you know, I have been blogging about the merits of Real-time Compression.  It may be of […]

Storage in Eastern Europe

                    Today I begin a 12 day trip to Easter Europe […]

Storage Efficiency Spotlight at VMworld

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Disk Elasticity and Storage Efficiency

Storage is elastic.  How do I know you ask?  Yesterday I visited a customer who is using the Storwize product […]

Setting the Record Straight on Backup

Or should I say, ‘Setting the Record Straight on Backing Up Optimized Data’?  Carter discusses on this blog they myriad […]

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 […]

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 […]