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Lenovo buys IBM’s xSeries aka x86 server business, what about EMC?

Lenovo buys IBM’s xSeries aka x86 server business, what about EMC?
February 7, 2014 No Comments »

Once again Lenovo is new owner of some IBM computer technology, this time by acquiring the x86 (e.g. xSeries) server business unit from big blue. Today Lenovo announced its plan to acquire the IBM x86 server storage business unit for ... Read More »

Welcome to the Data Protection Diaries www.dataprotectiondiaries.com

Welcome to the Data Protection Diaries www.dataprotectiondiaries.com
February 6, 2014 No Comments »

This is a series of posts about data protection which includes security (logical and physical), backup/restore, business continuance (BC), disaster recovery (DR), business resiliency (BR) along with high availability (HA), archiving and related topic themes, technologies and trends. Think of ... Read More »

Data Protection Diaries – My data protection needs and wants

Data Protection Diaries – My data protection needs and wants
February 5, 2014 No Comments »

Rather than talking about what others should do or consider for their data protection needs, for this post I wrote down some notes using my Livescribe about what I need and want for my environment. As part of walking the ... Read More »

Data center Facilities Maintenance – Its time to Change the Culture!

Data center Facilities Maintenance – Its time to Change the Culture!
February 4, 2014 2 Comments »

Asset management can have a significant impact on the operational performance and profitability of an asset intensive organization so it has become a hot topic in recent years. It is no longer about fixing assets when then break but rather ... Read More »

Until the focus expands to data protection, backup is staying alive!

Until the focus expands to data protection, backup is staying alive!
February 3, 2014 No Comments »

This is the first of a three-part series discussing how and why vendors are keeping backup alive, read part two here. Some vendors, Value Added Resellers (VARs), pundits (consultants, analysts, media, bloggers) and their followers want backup to not only ... Read More »

Defensible Deletion and the Enterprise

Defensible Deletion and the Enterprise
January 31, 2014 No Comments »

Keeping corporate data around for years is not a good practice. Companies need to understand what exists, develop a plan to manage it, and take action. In today’s legal and regulatory climate it is a risky proposition to sit on ... Read More »

Goodbye 2013, hello 2014, predictions past, present and future

Goodbye 2013, hello 2014, predictions past, present and future
January 30, 2014 1 Comment »

Good by 2013 and hello 2014 along with predictions past, present and future First, for those who may have missed this, thanks to all who helped make 2013 a great year! Looking back at 2013 I saw a continued trend ... Read More »

IoD, IoT, IoE, IoS, IoP, IoU and IoX are in your future

IoD, IoT, IoE, IoS, IoP, IoU and IoX are in your future
January 29, 2014 No Comments »

IoD, IoT, IoE, IoS, IoP, IoU and IoX are in your future Have you figured out the new buzzword trend for 2014 that starting ramping up in 2013? Yup, its Internet of Things (IoT) and Internet of Devices’s (IoD) Assuming ... Read More »

Book review: Rethinking Enterprise Storage by Microsoft/Storsimple Marc Farley

Book review: Rethinking Enterprise Storage by Microsoft/Storsimple Marc Farley
January 27, 2014 No Comments »

Book review: Rethinking Enterprise Storage – A Hybrid Cloud Model by Marc Farley The O’Reilly @oreillymedia media folks (oops, excuse me, Microsoft Press) sent me out (that’s a disclosure btw) an real soft cover print copy of Rethinking Enterprise Storage ... Read More »

Small Medium Business (SMB) IT continues to gain respect, what about SOHO?

Small Medium Business (SMB) IT continues to gain respect, what about SOHO?
January 16, 2014 No Comments »

Blog post: Small Medium Business (SMB) IT continues to gain respect, what about SOHO? Note that in Information Technology (IT) conversations there are multiple meanings for SMB including Server Message Block aka Microsoft Windows CIFS (Common Internet File System) along ... Read More »