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Removing complexity and cost to drive return on innovation the new ROI

Removing  complexity and cost to drive return on innovation the new ROI
February 12, 2014 No Comments »

There is no such thing as an information recession however there the realities of economic challenges in IT data centers also known as information factories. Likewise, people and data are living longer with increased dependency on information being available and ... Read More »

Securing your information assets and data, what about your storage?

Securing your information assets and data, what about your storage?
February 11, 2014 No Comments »

Recently I did a piece over at the site Information Security Buzz title How Secure Is Your Data Storage? that takes a cursory look at securing your digital assets from a storage perspective. Keep in mind that data protection can ... Read More »

IT and data center sustainability, the other convergence zone

IT and data center sustainability, the other convergence zone
February 10, 2014 No Comments »

Recently Hailey Lynne McKeefry (@HaileyMcK), Editor in Chief over at Data Center Acceleration (@DataAccelerate) reached out for a conversation about well, data center themes and topics. Given Hailey’s background in covering technology as well as business supply chain we somehow ... Read More »

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 »