Last week, after the Exec Event in Palo Alto, I joined my friend W. Curtis Preston for his first Backup Central Live! event. Curtis has spent years educating IT pros about data protection, this was the first week of a new series of self-produced events. And let me tell you, although I've seen him present dozens of times, Curtis was really in his element here. He held the packed … [Read more...] about See W. Curtis Preston’s Backup Central Live!
CommVault is one of those enterprise IT companies that likes to go their own way. A spin-out of AT&T's famed Bell Labs, CommVault's Simpana software integrates many aspects of data management, from backup to e-discovery, under one umbrella. Last year, the company impressed me by adding cloud storage as a backup target equal in status to disk and traditional tape. Now the … [Read more...] about CommVault Simpana 9 Takes Backup To A New Level
Since all the cool companies are offering capacity guarantees these days, I thought I might as well throw my hat into the ring and offer one, too. Starting now, I guarantee any takers an easy plan to write 50% more production data to your existing storage environment. Even better, I'll do it with no additional hardware or software to purchase and install and no complicated … [Read more...] about Stephen Foskett’s 50% Free Capacity Guarantee!
If your family was like mine, Thanksgiving was a two-tiered affair: The adults sat at the fancy dining room table while the kids had to sit in the kitchen, some even using a card table and folding chairs. You knew you were grown up when you moved up to the adult table. I guess this American coming-of-age ritual is pretty common with other rituals, too. There's no formal … [Read more...] about CommVault Gives Cloud Storage A Seat At The Adult Table
It was a week of HAM in the enterprise storage industry and angry arguments in the CloudCamp camp. But things looked up at the end with a productive discussion about backups. Google sent us a wave, but nobody was happy when GM threatened to collapse. Enterprise Storage HDS’ HAM-Fisted Announcement did not impress, with many wondering (So Long And Thanks For All The … [Read more...] about Back From The Pile: May 30, 2009