9
August

Disaster strikes Doyenz disaster recovery cloud • The Register

Disaster has struck UK customers of the Doyenz rCloud disaster recovery service: it’s apparently closing down. The rCloud service was launched in Blighty in November 2011, and is hosted in Interxion’s London data centre. It claimed to be a disaster recovery service that could drastically reduce the time needed […]

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8
August

Mozy kicks Carbonite after ASA’s had a go • The Channel

Cloud backup service vendor Carbonite recently had its knuckles rapped by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority for misleading punters by saying its cloud backup service is “unlimited”. Now EMC-backed Mozy, a Carbonite competitor which doesn’t offer unlimited backup data amounts, has waded in to the fray. The ASA quoted […]

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7
August

Mozy kicks Carbonite after ASA’s had a go • The Register

Cloud backup service vendor Carbonite recently had its knuckles rapped by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority for misleading punters by saying its cloud backup service is “unlimited”. Now EMC-backed Mozy, a Carbonite competitor which doesn’t offer unlimited backup data amounts, has waded in to the fray. The ASA quoted […]

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5
August

NetWorker 8 roundup

 

It’s not everyday that a product like NetWorker gets a major version release. I had wanted to provide some insight in regards to this release and delve into the new features a little. Did I mention I live in Canada? Our summers are short and my weekends have been filled with beer, Bar B Que’s, weddings and some summer festival type things. Right now I’m on my deck with my wife who has just made some kind of fruity alcohol filled concoction. Anyway, it has been a great summer. Work has been a little to busy for research during business hours. Of course Storagezilla and Preston were way more productive thankfully. Preston got in the lab to play with the product a little. He identifies some major architectural changes such as concurrent read write access to AFTD’s and a new daemon nsrsnmd which is a storage node multiplexor manager. This will will results in fewer interuption to the nsrd process.

Storagezilla provides some great insight into some of the new features and how NetWorker 8 will integrate with Data Domain boost technologies and get it’s hooks into more applications and databases.

httpv://youtu.be/FL8C9ej41TE

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httpv://youtu.be/P2cmtpqZR-8

I’m looking forward to doing some more research and presenting a case to my clients to upgrade to NetWorker 8.

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4
August

Carbonite disputes ASA censure of cloud storage ads • The Register

US cloud backup vendor Carbonite has said it will contest the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruling that its adverts claiming unlimited storage are misleading. A single UK punter complained to the ASA that Carbonite’s adverts with the unlimited storage offer were misleading and breached its guidelines. The ASA […]

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2
August

Does New LTO-6 Add Fuel to the Debate between Tape and Disk for Long Term Data Retention?

By Robert Spurzem, Senior Product Marketing Manager,EMC Backup Recovery Systems In a word’no. New LTO-6 tape drives and media are expected to ship in 2012 with the promise of new records in tape performance and capacity.’ LTO-6 purports a raw capacity of 3TB compressed and 8TB compressed, representing a […]

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4
July

Yesterday…

This was produced by Truth in IT as part of the Backup Central Live events. If you love backing up data and the Beatles, its worth a watch.

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15
June

Demonstrating Avamar BMR with EMC vLab

This is a screencast demonstrating and performing bare metal restores with Avamar. This was the first time I’ve used EMC’s vLab and I was very impressed.  EMC’s vLab alows you to provision work loads online to demonstrate and train on EMC’s technologies.

httpv://youtu.be/UJIZQfvpgyw

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6
June

Backing up and restoring VMWARE with Avamar

Starting Monday June 11th I’ll be participating in an online Q&A regarding backing up VMware with Avamar on EMC’s community network. If you support any EMC products you probably know how valuable the ECN network is. EMC has created and invested greatly in growing what has become a an active online community, where techs can engage with EMC knowledge experts. I met some of the guys from ECN while at EMC world and shared with them some of my experience, including building the Avamar grid to backup VMware for my companies cloud computing solution. I’m looking forward to sharing some of my learnings from this project.

https://community.emc.com/events/1373

The thread will be open for a few weeks and I’ll be logging in once a day to answer any questions.

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25
May

EMC World 2012 Wrap-Up

This was the first year I attended EMC World and it was pretty amazing. The logistics behind the event are amazing. Take for instance the dining hall. 1000 tables, each seats 6-8 people. Over 300 servers and another 300 cooks in the back. The Venetian did a great job hosting this event, although the hotel in-suite wireless was hit and miss. There were 4 floors of meeting rooms for the breakout sessions, these rooms seat anywhere from 200 to a few thousand. Not to mention Hall A that could host every one of the 15,000 attendees for the keynotes. The lab area sat 200 users and hosted a selection of over 30 labs. I was disappointed how few technology experts my company sent. Make no mistake, this a tech event. You can send all the sales guys in the world, but you need you experts to be able to be there to see the value and identify the opportunities presented. The labs were great, although I wish there were more specific to backup and recovery. When planning for the event I tried to fill my agenda with breakout sessions. I didn’t realize how much more there was to see. I don’t think I made it into the solutions pavilion until day 3. A lot of time was spent in the bloggers lounge where I had the opportunity to meet some of EMC’s best and brightest. The interactive aspect of the event cannot be ignored. If you plan on attending EMC world in the future and you are not on twitter, get on it. I met so many people prior to the event via some online interaction. So to wrap up, if you’re a hands on technologist looking for some new ideas to resolve some pain points for a client or an SE neck deep in EMC tech, this event can’t be missed. As long as I’m this deep into Avamar, NetWorker and Data Domain I will continue to go.

 

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