Jason Buffington, on Feb 10, 2017
Today’s message is brought to you by the letter “Y” and the numbers “1” and “7.”
Most data protection conversations are evolving from “backup” to “recovery” – and to do that, you need to evolve from simply using backup mechanisms to a combination of backups, snapshots, and replicas. And some vendors are there (YAY)!
But then, many vendors, and providers, and partners, and IT teams get stuck at a crossroads – where their data protection strategy must further evolve down one of two paths, with very few vendors able to offer journeys down both long and winding roads: Data Management & Data Availability.
Here is a short video on Y and how your data protection technologies must evolve.
I’m Evan Marcus, the latest addition to ESG’s Lab Analyst team.
Although I am new to ESG, I am certainly not new to the industry. I have worked for a variety of tech companies over the years, including Veritas Software, Sun Microsystems, Riverbed, and VMware from here in the Metro New York area.
Jason Buffington, on May 15, 2015
The last installment in our four-Friday video series, based on the recent ESG research report on the Shift toward Data Protection Appliances,
Part four covers what might be the most interesting, albeit nascent category – failover or BC/DR appliances. While the other three categories are predominantly based on or designed for the same “backup/restore” type methodology, BC/DR failover appliances are more often designed around a replication-centric data mover coupled with some hypervisor or compute-cloud means of “resuming services” instead of “restoring data.”
Jason Buffington, on Apr 17, 2013
This month, I am taking a look at the differences between ‘Regulatory Compliance’ and ‘Operational Readiness’ through a series of videos.
The efforts to check the boxes before audits – often mandated by an industry (e.g. HIPAA), corporate (SOX) or legal (DOD 5.015.2-STD).
The IT efforts to ensure that key IT systems and data are resilient through high availability (HA), disaster recovery (DR) or business continuity (BC) technologies and services.
vblog-regulatory-compliance-vs-operational-readiness-part-1-of-4/index.html" target="_blank">Last week, I did an overview of the dichotomy between regulatory compliance and operational readiness (BC/DR/HA). For the next few weeks, I will take closer looks at specific segments of companies and their respective regulations.
This week, let’s take a look at the regulations that affect US financial institutions (SEC) and publicly-held companies (SOX).
Week 2: Publicly-held Companies and Financial Institutions
Next week, we’ll look closer at what IT professionals delivering data protection in healthcare organizations should know about HIPAA.
Thanks for watching.
Every IT guy has had a day when they wanted to take a sledgehammer to a server or maybe drop a whole rack from a tall building. Admit it, we’ve all thought about it – but then, you’d have to rebuild everything and in the meantime, deal with the outage and all of the disgruntled users, and … and … and …
Speaking of frustration, have you ever wondered why your boss or coworker always seem to get to do cooler stuff than you do?