Welcome to the Data Protection Diaries

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Updated 1/10/2018 Welcome to the Data Protection Diaries 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 ...

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

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

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

In the data center or information factory, not everything is the same

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Sometimes what should be understood, or that is common sense or that you think everybody should know needs to be stated. After all, there could be somebody who does not know what some assume as common sense or what others know for various reasons. At ...

What does new EMC and Lenovo partnership mean?

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

The past several weeks have been busy with various merger, acquisitions and collaborating activity in the IT and data storage world. Summer time often brings new relationships and even summer marriages. The most recent is EMC and Lenovo announcing a new partnership that includes OEM sourcing ...

Dell is buying Quest software, not the phone company Qwest

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

For those not familiar with Quest, they are a software company not to be confused with the telephone communications company formerly known as Qwest (aka now known as centurylink). Both Dell and Quest have been on software related acquisition initiatives that past few years with Quest having purchased vKernel, ...

Enabling Bitlocker on Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

Enabling Bitlocker on Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 bit Updated 6/24/18A while back, I added a new laptop that required Enabling Bitlocker on Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. At that time some of my other devices run Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit with Bitlocker security encryption enabled (since ...

Only you can prevent cloud data loss

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Some of you might remember the saying from Smokey the bear, only you can prevent forest fires and for those who do not know about that, click on the image below.The reason I bring this up is that while cloud providers are responsible (see the cloud blame game) ...

Securing data at rest: Self Encrypting Disks (SEDs)

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Here is a link to a recent guest post that I was invited to do over at The Virtualization Practice (TVP) pertaining to Self Encrypting Disk (SEDs). Based on the trusted computing group (TCG) DriveTrust and OPAL disk drive security models, SEDs offload encryption to the disk drive while ...

HP Buys one of the seven networking dwarfs and gets a bargain

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Last week EMC and Cisco announced their VCE collation and Acadia. The other day, HP continued its early holiday shopping by plucking down $2.7B USD and bought 3COM, one of the networking seven dwarfs (e.g. when compared to networking giant Cisco).Some of the other so called networking dwarfs ...

March and Mileage Mania Wrap-up

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Today's flight to Santa Ana (SNA) Orange County California for an 18 hour visit marks my 3rd trip to the left coast in the past four weeks that started out with a trip to Los Angeles. The purpose of today's trip is to deliver a talk around Business Continuance ...

Work and Entertainment From Coast to Coast

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

A week ago I was in St. Petersburg, Tampa and Miami Florida for a mix of work and relaxation along with Karen (Mrs. Schulz), visiting with my cousin and her husband who lives in the St. Pete beach area for a few days before back to work. While in the ...

Dutch StorageExpo Recap

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of presenting a keynote talk ("Storage Industry Trends and Perspectives: Beyond Hype and Green Washing") at the Dutch StorageExpo (produced by VNU Exhibitions Europe) event in Utrecht the Netherlands which was co-located in the ultra large Jaarbeurs congress center (e.g. convention center) along ...