Why you still need backup … and beyond

The foundation of any data protection, preservation, and availability strategy is grounded in “backup,” period. Yes, a majority of organizations supplement backups with snapshots, or replicas, or archives, as shown in what ESG refers to as the Data Protection Spectrum:

Topics: Backup Data Protection CommVault

VMworld 2015 Had Some Great Marketing

There was some great marketing execution at VMworld 2015.

As a sequel to my blog last year that “Event Marketing Doesn’t Get Enough Credit,” here is my tip of the hat to some of the unsung heroes of tradeshows: the events planners and marketing leaders that ensure that the technology experts and sales folks have compelling venues and leave a strong impression on the attendees, who are hyper-stimulated for four straight days. 

Topics: Veeam Zerto VMworld marketing CommVault Simplivity industry events VMworld 2015 Rubrik

CommVault’s Future Just Became ‘Cloudy’ – In a Good Way

Today, CommVault announced four new offerings to take its Simpana platform to the clouds in two directions:

  • Backup to the Cloud – enhancing how the CommVault data protection platform can store data within public cloud storage from its Simpana software (via the new Cloud Replication option) or from a CommVault appliance (via the new Cloud Gateway add-on).
  • Leveraging the Cloud – enabling the VMs that have been protected to the cloud to be utilized for Disaster Recovery or Test/Dev purposes.
Topics: Data Protection CommVault disaster recovery backup-to-cloud

CommVault announces “You Can Have It Your Way”

There is a famous hamburger chain that used to tout, “You can have it your way,” whereby instead of getting your burger fully-loaded (with all the fixin’s), you could choose whether you wanted pickles, tomatoes, or anything else.

For the last two decades, CommVault has been offering a fully-loaded data protection solution that encompassed backup, archiving, replication, snapshots, etc. Over the course of time, and based on customer feedback, it continually added features – just like the burger chains that now add bacon, steak-sauce, grilled onions instead of fresh, etc. The challenge was and is that not everyone wants their burger fully-loaded, nor their data protection solution fully-featured.

Topics: Data Protection Information and Risk Management CommVault

Market Dynamics - Understanding The World We Live In

Whether you are a buyer of IT stuff or a vendor trying to build and sell IT stuff, you should pay attention to this lesson. Understanding "market" state and function will help you better understand what you can expect to deal with in your quest - regardless of what that quest is.

Topics: Storage IT Infrastructure Data Domain CommVault Isilon Compellent

Dell acquires AppAssure

Congrats to my friends in Round Rock ... and my other friends in Virginia ... you've done a good thing!

Topics: Information and Risk Management Dell CommVault Symantec acquisition

CommVault Simpana now offering "One Pass"

Click here to read a new ESG Analyst Brief on CommVault Simpana 9

Topics: Information and Risk Management Jason Buffington Content Management CommVault Search Archiving backup-to-disk