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Author: Jerome M. Wendt

Stray Horses and the Omaha Hamburgueria

I travel quite a bit around the US and, lately, even around the world, in my role as a principal analyst and CEO for DCIG. However, my experiences on my current trip to Recife, Brazil, are a little outside of the norm as I am staying in Recife, Brazil, in an AirBnB that primarily targets Portuguese-speaking Brazilians. This has forced me to know at least some Portuguese to operate (i.e., buy and order food and hail Ubers.) Further, my experiences with stray horses and the Omaha Hamburgueria may not align with what one might expect if staying at a resort specifically targeted at English-speaking tourists.

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TOP 5 Observations (So Far!) from My Current Trip to Recife, Brazil

This week and next I find myself in the northeast part of Brazil in the coastal city of Recife. My oldest son’s engagement to a wonderful woman from this part of the world sparked my interest in coming here. She does plan to move to the United States once she completes the immigration process. However, my wife and I wanted to better understand her background and culture of Brazil. To do so, we came to Brazil to visit her. Having now stayed here about a week, here are my TOP 5 general observations so far from my current trip to Recife, Brazil.

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3 Technologies with Near-term Impact Coming out of VMware Explore 2023

Deep learning virtual machines (VMs). Edge cloud orchestrator. Generative artificial intelligence (AI). Hybrid multi-cloud. Large language models (LLM). Private AI. VMware AI Labs. vSAN Max. These terms and many more VMware dropped on attendees at this year’s VMware Explore held this past week in Las Vegas, NV. While some of these technologies may never impact enterprises, three stand poised to impact them in the near-term.

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Huawei Positions Enterprises to Adopt Data Center as a Computer Model

Deploying technologies in today’s data centers generally requires enterprises to first buy, lease, or subscribe to the ones they need. Once acquired, the responsibility to effectively manage and utilize them falls to the enterprise. However, Huawei no longer views this model as the future of data center management. Rather, its growing technology portfolio combines to facilitate a data center as a computer model. This model changes how enterprises perform data center management and often better positions them to meet future challenges.

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Achieving Data Resilience at Scale Requires a New Approach to Backup and Recovery

Resilience in Backup, Data Management, and DR; DCIG Video Blog #2

One of the things that’s been on our mind this week that we wanted to talk about and really been hearing a lot more about: resilience. his has been a topic for years. However, it seems like it’s taken on greater importance especially with ransomware becoming so prevalent. Companies are much more concerned about the resilience of their infrastructure, how quickly they can recover, and how quickly resilience is being facilitated.

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2 Advantages of Using an SDS Deduplication Solution in a Hybrid Cloud Strategy

Most organizations already use a hybrid cloud in some way. Of the cloud’s available offerings, cloud object storage represents the one that many use first. Organizations often initially move and store their archival and backup data on cloud object storage. Yet when they do, many also experience sticker shock. To minimize these costs, organizations need to choose a deduplication solution that embraces a hybrid cloud strategy.

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The Forces Driving Organizations to Implement Data Immutability

As recently as only a few years ago most organizations only stored data in an immutable format in rare circumstances. Suddenly, in 2023, organizations get told by analysts, the media, and technology providers that they must store their backup data in an immutable format. What changed and why so rapidly? Today (June 25, 2023,) at 12:30 pm CDT, Jerome Wendt, DCIG’s Principal Data Protection Analyst, along with AvTek Solution’s CEO Wayne Hunter will present and answer these questions in a webinar.

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Nutanix Objects Storage

Nutanix Objects Storage Expands Mine’s Possibilities

In 2019 Nutanix made a lot of noise around its Nutanix Mine product which DCIG wrote about a few years ago. This offering presents Nutanix’s technology as a secondary scale-out storage offering optimized for use in backup. One could configure Mine as either a backup storage target or an integrated backup appliance with both backup software and storage.

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