Tag: "Recovery"


Backup, Not Just an Insurance Policy any More

Times they are a chanin’. To quote Steve Duplessie, Fouder of ESG and Frank Slootman, ex-CEO of Data Domain, “A […]


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 […]


Catalogic CrowdChat Today – #3rdWave

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Data Proteciton Reference Architecture – Part 4

Business Critical Applications The tip of the triangle focuses on the applications (or data) that drives your business.  It is […]

A Data Protection Reference Architecture – Part 2

Archive The most fundamental part of developing a good data protection architecture starts at the base of the triangle with […]

A Data Protection Reference Architecture – Part 1

This blog will have multiple parts.  I will introduce my view of a data protection reference architecture and the next […]

Lean Six Sigma Your Backups

Last week I took a course offered by EMC entitled ‘Lean Six Sigma' - Yellow Belt. This is a training […]


Copy Data Management

Copy Data Management isn’t about deleting ALL copies of data that you have created from your primary storage. Nor is […]


@Catalogic Crowd Chat – Cloud Focus

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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 […]

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 […]

Architecting for Recovery

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

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 Proteciton Reference Architecture – Part 3

The 'Fat Middle' In the 'fat middle' of the triangle, as I stated last week, there are a number of […]

Storage Switzerland

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

Road to 'Data' Recovery – 12 Steps

Hi, my name is Steve and I have a recovery problem.  Well, a data recovery problem that is.  So, I […]

Road to Recovery

Our domain, Backup & Beyond was the tagline for Avamar Technologies, a company EMC acquired in November of 2006.  This […]