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Transforming Backup into a Business Accelerator

Stephen Manley

Stephen Manley

Chief Technology Officer, Core Technologies
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Backup has transformed from “low-value, high-cost insurance policy” to “business accelerator.” Unfortunately, most organizations struggle with the complexity and cost of a jumble of disconnected backup technologies.

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Backup Is Broken – But Why?

Stephen Manley

Stephen Manley

Chief Technology Officer, Core Technologies
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“Well, at least you brought lunch.” – Every CIO’s reaction after I tell them we’re going to talk about backup.

Backup is broken. Backups are slow and restores are even slower. Even worse, application administrators assume they’re unprotected because they have no visibility into backup processes. To compensate for these limitations, IT teams deploy point data protection products. Snapshots, clones and replicas can improve backup and recovery performance while giving the data owners more control. However, they can also lead to internal chaos, which can have significant business and IT performance side-effects.

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MWC: Bridging the Gap between the Enterprise and Service Providers

Last month, I took a trip to Barcelona to attend Mobile World Congress. This event is quite possibly the largest in the telecom and service provider industry. My rationale for going was to test a theory about (a) EMC’s focus on Cloud, Big Data, Trusted IT, and (b) our increasing emphasis on the Software-Defined Data Center: are these themes as interesting to Service Providers as they are to the Enterprise?

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Backup and ITaaS – Your Business Depends on It

Stephen Manley

Stephen Manley

Chief Technology Officer, Core Technologies
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While companies now understand that information drives their business, many have yet to consider the impact backup can have on their bottom line. IT organizations that drive a service-provider approach to backup can accelerate both IT and business initiatives. To deliver backup in an IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) model, however, the team must transform both their approach and their technology.

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