Hierarchy of Needs in Data Protection

In support of World Backup Day 2020, here is a relatively short (12m) video on the Hierarchy of Needs in Data Protection.  For those familiar with the original psychology, Maslow’s Pyramid of Needs described that until you’ve met the foundational elements of food, water, shelter (layer one), you couldn’t really feel safe (layer two), have … Read more

Why I joined Veeam

I love data protection within IT— so much so that I am starting my 30th year focused on DP by leaving the analyst world and going back to the vendor world at Veeam. Here’s why: The state of the data protection industry After seven blessed years as the Principal Analyst at ESG covering data protection, … Read more

Wrap-Up on Backup from Veritas Vision 2017

veritas-vid.jpgIt would be easy to assume that because the Veritas name has been around for more than 20 years, its products are all legacy and no longer suitable to modern data centers or IT scenarios; you would be wrong. Veritas is “back” after its divestiture from Symantecwith a laser focus on data management that very effectively narrates a comprehensive portfolio to its customers and partners.

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Data Protection Is (or Should Be) Increasingly Part of a Systems Management Strategy (Video)

Buffington_VMworld.jpegThink about it. If I’m an IT Operations team member:

  • I provision new servers (usually VMs), but some physical and some cloud-based.
  • I patch and maintain those servers.
  • I provide or rescind access to the applications on those servers.
  • I monitor those servers for performance and uptime.
  • And when those servers go down, I am the first one who gets called.

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