Category Archives: VMware and storage

Backup redesign: A top priority for IT managers (Part 3)

This is the conclusion of a three-part conversation with Dr. Xin Wang, product manager for IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM). In part 1, Xin discussed what she has learned about the challenges IT managers are facing leading to the backup … Continue reading

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Backup redesign: A top priority for IT managers (Part 2)

This is part 2 of a three-part conversation with Dr. Xin Wang, product manager for IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM).  In part 1, Xin discussed what she has learned about the challenges IT managers are facing leading to the backup … Continue reading

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Backup redesign: A top priority for IT managers (Part 1)

Backup redesign continues to be toward the top of most analysts’ lists for 2013 IT priorities. I’ve talked a lot about some of the catalysts behind this trend like data growth, big data, VMware and software defined storage. With IT … Continue reading

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IBM at VMworld 2013: Making heroes of VMware admins and SQL Server DBAs

In the modern datacenter, there’s a lot of shifting going on when it comes to traditional storage management responsibilities. What used to be the domain of a central storage and backup administration team has been thrown up for grabs as … Continue reading

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IBM at VMworld 2013: Optimization, Backup, …

VMworld 2013 is just around the corner and at IBM, we’re gearing up for a great set of conversations with our joint clients. As you’re planning your agenda, here are a couple of things worth looking in to. Virtualization Optimization … Continue reading

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Outside The Line — an Interview on Virtualization Optimization

In my role, I get to spend a lot of time with customers and I also do a lot of reading. Over the years, I’ve developed a good bit of depth on most storage topics but one of the things … Continue reading

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VMware backup for the iPOD generation

Last week I explored the question, Do IT managers really “manage” storage anymore? In that post I talked about a shift I am seeing with a lot of the clients I work with, from specialized storage scientist administrators to a … Continue reading

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