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 ...

Six plus data center software defined management dashboards tools

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Software defined data infrastructure management insight toolsUpdated 1/17/2018 Managing data infrastructures involves using software defined management dashboards tools. Recently I found in my inbox a link to a piece 6 Dashboards for Managing Every Modern Data Center that caught my attention. I was hoping to see who the six ...

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 ...

Cloud conversations: Gaining cloud confidence from insights into AWS outages (Part II)

Monday, January 7th, 2013

This is the second in a two-part industry trends and perspective looking at learning from cloud incidents, view part I here.There is good information, insight and lessons to be learned from cloud outages and other incidents. Sorry cynics no that does not mean an end to clouds, as they ...

Cloud conversations: Gaining cloud confidence from insights into AWS outages

Monday, January 7th, 2013

This is the first of a two-part industry trends and perspectives series looking at how to learn from cloud outages (read part II here). In case you missed it, there were some public cloud outages during the recent Christmas 2012-holiday season. One incident involved Microsoft Xbox (view ...

Data protection modernization, more than swapping out media

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

backup, restore, BC, DR and archiving Have you modernized your data protection strategy and environment?If not, are you thinking about updating your strategy and environment? Why modernize your data protection including backup restore, business continuance (BC), high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) strategy and environment? backup, ...

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 ...

What do you do when your service provider drops the ball

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

Do you have a web, internet, backup or other IT cloud service provider of some type? Do you pay for it, or is it a free service? Do you take your service provider for granted? Does your service provider take you or your data for granted? Does ...

Vendors Who Dont’ Want to Be Virtualized?

Friday, October 24th, 2008

This past week I did a couple of keynote and round table discussions in Plano (Dallas) at Jaspers and in Boston at Smith and Wollensky with a theme of BC/DR for Virtualized environments. In both locations, where we had great participate involvement and discussions, audience members discussed the various ...