Category: Interviews

Four Best Practices for Implementing Next Gen Backup and Recovery; Interview with Dell Software’s General Manager, Data Protection, Brett Roscoe, Part III

There are so many options available in today’s next generation of backup and recovery tools that sometimes it can be tough to prioritize which features to implement. In this third installment of my interview series with Dell Software’s General Manager, Data Protection, Brett Roscoe, we discuss four (4) best practices that organizations should prioritize as they implement next generation backup and recovery tools.

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When it Comes to Backup, the Smart Money is on Rapid Reliable Recovery; Interview with StorageCraft’s Chief Evangelist Matt Urmston, Part 3

Matt Urmston, StorageCraft’s Chief Evangelist and Director of Product Management, has worked in a variety of roles in backup, archiving, data recovery and high availability. In this third blog entry of this interview series, Matt emphasizes that StorageCraft’s value is in the recovery process–getting systems back online quickly and efficiently, and having that work every time.

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StorageCraft Gets a Headstart on the Competition by Enabling Recovery in Minutes Instead of Hours; Interview with StorageCraft’s Chief Evangelist Matt Urmston, Part 2

Companies all want more reliable backup and recovery, with short recovery times when things go awry. In part II of this interview series with StorageCraft’s Chief Evangelist Matt Urmstom, we expand on how StorageCraft uses StorageCraft ImageManager and StorageCraft Headstart Restore technology to provide a full DR solution that can offer recovery in as little as five minutes, and also how ShadowProtect performs equally well in physical and virtual environments.

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Eliminating the Dreaded Blue Screen of Death from the Recovery Process; Interview with StorageCraft’s Chief Evangelist Matt Urmston, Part 1

The one screen that no system admin ever wants to see is the dreaded blue screen of death (BSOD), especially when doing a recovery. Yet when recovering an application on a different hardware platform, BSODs become a distinct possibility. In this first installment of DCIG’s executive interview with StorageCraft’s Chief Evangelist, Matt Urmston, he explains the features that ShadowProtect offers to minimize or even eliminate the possibility of users encountering BSODs when conducting a recovery.

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The Inner Workings of a VTL Gateway Appliance: Interview with BridgeSTOR CEO John Matze, Part II

NAS gateway appliances that connect to backend public storage clouds are still not a “dime a dozen” but they are definitely more prevalent than they were even a few years ago. However a new class of gateway appliances that provides a virtual tape library (VTL) is now available from BridgeSTOR. In this second part of my interview series with BridgeSTOR’s CEO John Matze, we discuss the inner workings of its VTL interface that it is making available this month on its cloud gateway appliance.

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Corporate Ramifications of Implementing Mobile Data Management (MDM) Software for BYODs; Interview with Amtel CEO Pankaj Gupta Part III

Depending upon its size, a company looking to offer their employees the opportunity to bring their own device (BYOD) to work may be faced with choices, such as: How much data to allow on the device? How to manage the data accessed? Whose platform to use? Organizations like Amtel, Inc. have specialized in developing Mobile Data Management (MDM) for such companies. In this third installment of my interview series with Amtel’s CEO, Pankaj Gupta, we discuss hybrid vs. cloud and what it looks like for a company to use MDM for bring your own devices (BYODs).

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Security, Fast Deployment and Managed Services – the Benefits of Using the Cloud for MDM; Interview with Amtel CEO Pankaj Gupta Part II

In the arena of mobile data storage a business has a few options. In choosing which solution is best a company may ask itself, “Is keeping data on premises or putting it in the cloud more cost-effective?” and “Do we feel comfortable using the cloud for our storage needs?” During my first installment with Amtel, Inc. CEO, Pankaj Gupta, we chatted about how companies can adopt an open attitude in the corporate world of bring your own device (BYOD). Now, in my second segment with Amtel’s CEO, we discuss the benefits of storing data in the cloud, how secure cloud storage really is, and how accepting midmarket companies and larger enterprises are of putting their data in the cloud.

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The Benefits of Using ZFS as a Virtual Storage Platform; Interview with Tegile Systems VP Rob Commins Part IV

The ZFS file system and volume manager is quickly becoming a preferred operating system (OS) among providers in the competitive arena of virtual storage. Lending to its popularity, ZFS is flexible, functional and consistently high performing but can occasionally cause minor troubles for inexperienced users. In this fourth and final installment of my interview series with Rob Commins, VP of Marketing at Tegile Systems, we discuss how Tegile’s use of ZFS provides the fully integrated and supported storage platform that organizations want while keeping application availability and performance levels high.

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How Companies Can Adopt an Open Attitude in the Corporate World of BYOD: Interview with Amtel, Inc. CEO Pankaj Gupta, Part I

Not long ago, organizations did not even dream about the need to geo-fence within their business nor did they ponder the security risk involved in managing the company data on mobile devices. But times they are a changin’. Corporate America is seeing a massive shift in favor of users/employees bringing their own devices (BYOD) to work. Does this prove a benefit or a deficit for the company? In this first installment of my interview series with Pankaj Gupta, CEO of Amtel, Inc., we discuss the upside for a company allowing BYOD and how Amtel is set to support a company’s move toward this popular trend.

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