Application Data Value Characteristics Everything Is Not The Same (Part I)

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Application Data Value Characteristics Everything Is Not The SameApplication Data Value Characteristics Everything Is Not The Same This is part one of a five-part mini-series looking at Application Data Value Characteristics Everything Is Not The Same as a companion excerpt from chapter 2 of my new book Software Defined Data ...

Application Data Availability 4 3 2 1 Data Protection

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Application Data Availability 4 3 2 1 Data ProtectionApplication Data Availability 4 3 2 1 Data Protection This is part two of a five-part mini-series looking at Application Data Value Characteristics everything is not the same as a companion excerpt from chapter 2 of my new book Software Defined Data ...

Application Data Characteristics Types Everything Is Not The Same

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Application Data Characteristics Types Everything Is Not The SameApplication Data Characteristics Types Everything Is Not The Same This is part three of a five-part mini-series looking at Application Data Value Characteristics everything is not the same as a companion excerpt from chapter 2 of my new book Software Defined Data ...

Application Data Volume Velocity Variety Everything Is Not The Same

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Application Data Volume Velocity Variety Everything Not The SameApplication Data Volume Velocity Variety Everything Not The Same This is part four of a five-part mini-series looking at Application Data Value Characteristics everything is not the same as a companion excerpt from chapter 2 of my new book Software Defined Data ...

Application Data Access Lifecycle Patterns Everything Is Not The Same

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Application Data Access Life cycle Patterns Everything Is Not The Same(Part V)Application Data Access Life cycle Patterns Everything Is Not The Same This is part five of a five-part mini-series looking at Application Data Value Characteristics everything is not the same as a companion excerpt from chapter 2 of my ...

Garbage data in, garbage information out, big data or big garbage?

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Do you know the computer technology saying, garbage data in results in garbage information out? In other words even with the best algorithms and hardware, bad, junk or garbage data put in results in garbage information delivered. Of course, you might have data analysis and cleaning software to ...

The blame game: Does cloud storage result in data loss?

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

I recently came across a piece by Carl Brooks over at IT Tech News Daily that caught my eye, title was Cloud Storage Often Results in Data Loss. The piece has an effective title (good for search engine: SEO optimization) as it stood out from many others ...

Supporting IT growth demand during economic uncertain times

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Doing more with less, doing more with what you have or reducing cost have been the mantra for the past several years now. Does that mean as a trend, they are being adopted as the new way of doing business, or simply a cycle or temporary situation? Reality is that many if ...

Industry trend: People plus data are aging and living longer

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Lets face it, people and information are living longer and thus there are more of each along with a strong interdependency by both. People living and data being retained longer should not be a surprise, take a step back and look at the bigger picture. There is no such thing as ...

Using Removable Hard Disk Drives (RHDDs)

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Removable hard disk drives (RHDD) are a form of removable media which includes magnetic tape that address many common use cases. Usage scenarios include enabling bulk data portability for larger environments or for D2D backup where the media needs to be physically moved offsite for small and mid sized environments. ...

What is DFR or Data Footprint Reduction?

Friday, September 17th, 2010

What is DFR or Data Footprint Reduction?Updated 10/9/2018What is DFR or Data Footprint Reduction? Data Footprint Reduction (DFR) is a collection of techniques, technologies, tools and best practices that are used to address data growth management challenges. Dedupe is currently the industry darling for DFR particularly in the scope or context ...

March Metric Madness: Fun with Simple Math

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Its March and besides being spring in north America, it also means tournament season including the NCAA basket ball series among others known as March Madness. Given the office pools and other forms of playing with numbers tied to the tournaments and real ...

Missing Dedupe Debate Detail!

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

The de-dupe vendors like to debate details of their solutions, ranging from compression or de-dupe ratios, to hashing and caching algorithms, to processor vs. disk vs. memory, to in-band vs. out-of-band, pre or post processing among other items. At times the dedupe debates can get more lively than a ...