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Intel and Micron unveil new 3D XPoint Non Volatie Memory (NVM) for servers and storage

Intel and Micron unveil new 3D XPoint Non Volatie Memory (NVM) for servers and storage
September 3, 2015 No Comments »

This is the first of a three-part series on the recent Intel and Micron 3D XPoint server storage memory announcement. Read Part II here and Part III here. In a webcast the other day, Intel and Micron announced new 3D ... Read More »

EMCworld 2015 How Do You Want Your Storage Wrapped?

EMCworld 2015 How Do You Want Your Storage Wrapped?
September 1, 2015 No Comments »

Back in early May I was invited by EMC to attend EMCworld 2015 which included both the public sessions, as well as several NDA based discussions. Keep in mind that there is the known, there is the unknown (or assumed ... Read More »

VMware vCloud Air Server StorageIOlab Test Drive with videos

VMware vCloud Air Server StorageIOlab Test Drive with videos
August 31, 2015 No Comments »

Recently I was invited by VMware vCloud Air to do a free hands-on test drive of their actual production environment. Some of you may already being using VMware vSphere, vRealize and other software defined data center (SDDC) aka Virtual Server ... Read More »

Modernizing Data Protection = Using new and old things in new ways

Modernizing Data Protection = Using new and old things in new ways
August 29, 2015 1 Comment »

This is part of an ongoing series of posts that part of www.dataprotectiondiaries.com on data protection including archiving, backup/restore, business continuance (BC), business resiliency (BC), data footprint reduction (DFR), disaster recovery (DR), High Availability (HA) along with related themes, tools, ... Read More »

Data Protection Diaries: Are your restores ready for World Backup Day 2015?

Data Protection Diaries: Are your restores ready for World Backup Day 2015?
August 28, 2015 No Comments »

This is part of an ongoing data protection diaries series of post about, well, data protection and what I’m doing pertaining to World Backup Day 2015. In case you forgot or did not know, World Backup Day is March 31 ... Read More »

Tips to Protect Your Network Closet

Tips to Protect Your Network Closet
August 27, 2015 No Comments »

While network closets take on all shapes and sizes, they are essentially an arm of the data center. As an important component of all mission-critical environments, the network closet must be organized, protected and managed efficiently and effectively. IT professionals ... Read More »

Backup Tapes Does Not an Archive Make

Backup Tapes Does Not an Archive Make
August 26, 2015 1 Comment »

If you’re like most organizations you’ve amassed significant stockpiles of legacy backup tapes in your offsite storage vaults. These tapes serve no purpose once they cycle out of DR but you keep them anyway, continuing to pay your storage provider ... Read More »

S3motion Buckets Containers Objects AWS S3 Cloud and EMCcode

S3motion Buckets Containers Objects AWS S3 Cloud and EMCcode
August 25, 2015 No Comments »

S3motion Buckets Containers Objects AWS S3 Cloud and EMCcode It’s springtime in Kentucky and recently I had the opportunity to have a conversation with Kendrick Coleman to talk about S3motion, Buckets, Containers, Objects, AWS S3, Cloud and Object Storage, node.js, ... Read More »

Cloud Conversations: AWS EFS Elastic File System (Cloud NAS) First Preview Look

Cloud Conversations: AWS EFS Elastic File System (Cloud NAS) First Preview Look
August 24, 2015 No Comments »

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently announced (preview) new Elastic File System (EFS) providing Network File System (NFS) NAS (Network Attached Storage) capabilities for AWS Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) instances. EFS AWS compliments other AWS storage offerings including Simple Storage Service ... Read More »

3 Tactics for Maintaining Cloud Security

3 Tactics for Maintaining Cloud Security
August 18, 2015 No Comments »

When asked why he robbed banks, Willie Sutton reportedly replied, “Because that’s where the money is.” Likewise, businesses will always have to battle security issues, because if there’s anything worth having, someone else wants it. Maintaining security is (and always ... Read More »