Workload-Enabled Data Protection is the Future …

When asked “what is the future for data center data protection?” my most frequent answer is that DP becomes less about dedicated backup admins with dedicated backup infrastructure … and more about DP savvy being part of the production workload, co-managed by the DP and workload administrators. To be clear, as workload owner enablement continues to evolve, the role of the “Data Protection Manager” (formerly known as the “backup...

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Data Protection In The Cloud Age

What does the record turntable and a mainframe computer have in common? Plenty, according to Guy Churchward, President of EMC’s Data Protection and Availability Division. During EMC World 2014, Guy made an interesting comparison about how both the music industry and Information Technology have both undergone “waves of change” that have ushered in major technological innovations for how we consume music and for how businesses consume...

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Part 1of3 vBlog: Wrap-Up on Backup from EMC World 2014

During EMC World 2014 in Las Vegas last month, I had the chance to visit with several EMC product managers on what was announced from a product perspective, as well as overall data protection strategy.Enjoy the video: For such a broad range of products within the EMC DP portfolio, it is impresive that while each product continues to innovate on its own, it is obvious that they are doing so in alignment with each other — and with...

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Building to Last — Lessons From EMC

EMC’s annual customer, user and partner conference—EMC World—kicks off next week in Las Vegas. So it seems like a good time to compare/contrast the company’s current position in the marketplace to its competitors and even to its own history, a point that was clarified in EMC’s recent earnings announcement. Being in a state of constant change is common in many businesses, but it’s a fact of life in an information technology (IT)...

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Data Protection Suite Update Reinforces EMC’s ITaaS Focus
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Data Protection Suite Update Reinforces EMC’s ITaaS Focus

Storage (and virtualization, and security, and…) powerhouse EMC is making a number of innovations to its Data Protection Suite (DPS) portfolio, including data protection-as-a-service (DPaaS). The new products and integrations enable customers to deliver a complete spectrum of data protection and availability capabilities as a holistic, consumable service, said Guy Churchward, President, EMC Data Protection and Availability...

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