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Cloud Storage: What’s all the Fuss about Security

Cloud Storage: What’s all the Fuss about Security
April 29, 2014 No Comments »

As the months pass it seems that Edward Snowden will always feature somehow within the news, either by his own rite or as a passing comment about some scandal or other. Consequently the NSA scandal is often brought back in ... Read More »

Data Storage Innovation Chat with SNIA Wayne Adams and David

Data Storage Innovation Chat with SNIA Wayne Adams and David
April 28, 2014 No Comments »

In this episode, SNIA Chairman Emeritus Wayne Adams and current Chairman David Dale join me in a conversation from the Data Storage Innovation Conference (DSICON) 2014 conference event. SNIA Chairman David Dale opening remarks SNIA DSICON 2014 SNIA DSI Conference ... Read More »

Infographic: U.S. Data Centers

Infographic: U.S. Data Centers
April 21, 2014 No Comments »

In our tech-driven society, data centers are the backbone that keeps everything running. But many people don’t know how they work, how much they cost to maintain, or the essentials needed to keep them running. But thanks to the newest ... Read More »

Data Protection Diaries: March 31 World Backup Day is Restore Data Test Time

Data Protection Diaries: March 31 World Backup Day is Restore Data Test Time
April 1, 2014 No Comments »

This World Backup Day piece is part of my ongoing Data Protection Diaries series of posts (www.dataprotecitondiaries.com) about trends, strategies, tools and best practices spanning applications, archiving, backup/restore, business continuance (BC), business resiliency (BR), cloud, data footprint reduction (DFR), security, ... Read More »

iVMcontrol iPhone VMware management, iTool or iToy?

iVMcontrol iPhone VMware management, iTool or iToy?
March 31, 2014 No Comments »

A few months back I was looking for a simple easy to use yet robust tool for accessing and managing my VMware environment from my iPhone. The reason being is that I don’t always like to carry a laptop or ... Read More »

Missing flight MH370 should remind us, do you know where your digital assets are?

Missing flight MH370 should remind us, do you know where your digital assets are?
March 28, 2014 No Comments »

I recently did a piece over at InformationSecurityBuzz called Dark Territories, Do You Know Where Your Information Is? In that piece (click here), I bring up the topic of dark territories which with the recent missing Malaysian Airlines flight 370 ... Read More »

The Persisting Challenges of SOC 2 Reporting

The Persisting Challenges of SOC 2 Reporting
March 18, 2014 No Comments »

Increasing concerns regarding information security have heightened scrutiny of service organizations’ control infrastructure and driven demand for attestation reports.  As a result, the SOC 2 examination’s popularity has increased dramatically since its inception in January 2010. The SOC 2’s operational ... Read More »

How to get more bang for your data-center-energy buck!

How to get more bang for your data-center-energy buck!
March 14, 2014 1 Comment »

In 2010, energy usage for data centers accounted for 2% of the U.S.’s total energy usage. This is a sizeable amount, but much of it is necessary to run the technology we rely on. There are, however, inefficiencies in the ... Read More »

How Cloud Datacenters Differ from Traditional Datacenters

How Cloud Datacenters Differ from Traditional Datacenters
March 6, 2014 No Comments »

The main component of any cloud datacenter is its ability to scale up and down quickly. In the old days, a company would purchase collocated space and managed services inside of a datacenter. They would ship the server and have ... Read More »

Its Award Season: Time for 2014 top VMware and virtualization blog voting

Its Award Season: Time for 2014 top VMware and virtualization blog voting
March 5, 2014 No Comments »

It’s that time of the year again for award season including with the recently wrapped up 2014 Winter Olympic (and benchmarking games), the academy awards and many others. That also means it is time again for the annual top VMware, ... Read More »