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When Lisa Graff, VP/GM of Intel’s Platform Engineering Group took the stage at a special event during SC ’11 Super Computing Conference in Seattle, I was not the only one who had wondered why the new launch was named EPSD 3.0, when there was no ...
Blog Entry by AbdulRasheed | 30 Nov 2011 | 0 comments
In the data protection world, a number we frequently see and hear are deduplication rates. We hear of dedupe rates ranging from 50:1, 20:1, to 10:1. Recently, I heard someone say that 50:1 is 5 times better than 10:1.  Their fuzzy math made me cringe, ...
Blog Entry by Phil Wandrei | 18 Nov 2011 | 2 comments
It had been a while since my last blog on NetBackup for VMware. The next in line in that series was restore process flow. However, since there had been many questions on transport methods and TCP ports, let us talk about those for now. I will get to ...
Blog Entry by AbdulRasheed | 14 Oct 2011 | 41 comments
Lauren Whitehouse at ESG had an interesting blog post a couple of weeks ago about the battle between two vendors in the virtual backup space and their childish twittering about who ...
Blog Entry by SeanRegan | 01 Sep 2011 | 0 comments
Now that we know how VM discovery job works for a VMware Intelligent Policy (VIP), let us move on to the actual backup job. The process flow described here is the same for both VIP and browse-and-select type policies unless specified otherwise. ...
Blog Entry by AbdulRasheed | 27 Aug 2011 | 17 comments
There was a request from Rizwan to explain how NetBackup for VMware works.  Several votes and comments later, I came to know about it from a technical support engineer who had pointed me to that post. We hear you loud and clear, we are looking into ...
Blog Entry by AbdulRasheed | 26 Aug 2011 | 19 comments
With the one-two punch of an earthquake in the Mid-Atlantic US followed closely by a hurricane potentially hitting the same region, Disaster Recovery is probably a popular discussion right now in the Washington DC area.  Of course Business Continuity ...
Blog Entry by Jed Gresham | 25 Aug 2011 | 1 comment
The 5220 appliance has officially shipped. 5220 Highlights Suitable for environments of any size –starting at 4TB and expandable up to 36TB of useable disk, it is ideal ...
Blog Entry by Dean Bliss | 18 Aug 2011 | 1 comment
  IDC defines(1) a purpose-built backup appliance as a disk-based solution that utilizes software, disk arrays, server engine(s), or nodes that are used for a target for backup data and specifically data coming from a backup application (e.g., ...
Blog Entry by AbdulRasheed | 15 Aug 2011 | 10 comments
In my current role at Symantec, I spend a lot of time talking to customers about their data protection strategies. It is interesting to note how much misinformation some of our competitors continue to give customers about Symantec’s deduplication ...
Blog Entry by Mayur Dewaikar | 10 Aug 2011 | 9 comments