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EMC VPLEX

A Quick Look at VPLEX Storage Elements

Although I have been writing about the EMC XtremIO lately, it is not the only EMC device that I have been working with this year. In that very same environment, there has also been the the opportunity to become more familiar with the EMC VPLEX, a data virtualization platform which is often found paired with […]

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Mainframe Storage Cloud

Rethinking mainframe storage: a hybrid cloud strategy for the best of both worlds

For the better part of three decades, hierarchical storage management (HSM) has been a key component of mainframe information lifecycle management (ILM) – and it’s been a very effective method for managing enterprise data. However, current data growth rates and shrinking budgets are challenging that structure and are forcing us to look at new, innovative, […]

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Join the Rocket team at the SHARE conference February 28 – March 4 in San Antonio

Now in its 61st year, technology association SHARE will be hosting another week-long event beginning February 28 through March 4 in scenic and historic San Antonio, Texas. The Rocket team will be there, with seven sessions presented by several of Rocket Software’s foremost technology thought leaders. Here’s a preview of what we’re covering: Session # Title Speaker 18306 […]

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EMC ExtremeIO

Using Snapshot Refresh with EMC XtremIO

Since my blog entry on XtremIO last month, I have continued to work with an XtremIO storage array to drive snapshot and volume management commands. XtremIO has proven to be quite modern and sensible when it comes to management utilities, providing a few different intuitive solutions such as the GUI and REST API. The logical […]

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Expand Insights into Your Entire Backup Environment with Rocket Servergraph Professional

Last week, I wrote about the exciting new release of Rocket Servergraph Professional v7.8, as well as a high-level overview of “what Servergraph is & how it works.” Today, I’d like to drill down to the REAL BENEFITS: the day-to-day IT and business value customers get out of Servergraph. Well, allow me to start with […]

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Improve Backup Efficiency and Increase IT Agility with Rocket® Servergraph Professional

— PROACTIVE and AUTOMATED Backup Monitoring/Reporting Enables Transformation from Reactive Data Protection to Agile Business Continuity Rocket® Servergraph Professional is all you need to ensure optimal performance and results for your data protection investments. Servergraph proactively monitors and reports on your entire backup environment, providing a real-time, in-depth, and holistic view for you to efficiently […]

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Global Active Device: Remote, Virtualized Storage from HDS

When I wrote about HDS’s remote replication and mirroring technologies last month, I had left out another remote technology from the article, HDS’s Global Active Device. Global Active Device, supported by Hitachi’s VSP G1000, serves a separate but interesting purpose and I thought it deserved its own article separate from TrueCopy and Universal Replicator. Virtualized […]

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Understanding HDS Replication with TrueCopy and Universal Replicator

When I started working with modern HDS storage systems such as the VSP and HUSVM, I became familiar with the remote replication abilities present on these systems. Similar to my last entry on NetApp’s SnapMirror and SnapVault replication abilities, HDS storage has a few choices for remote replication that go by different names. In particular, […]

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