Symantec bumbles: Users upset

Symantec turned off LIST access to their FTP server, forcing customer to go through their website to get patches, documentation, etc.  Click Read More to see what I think of that. Continue reading

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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technical Architect at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.

Disk/Tape TCO Whitepaper Seriously Flawed

I received an email today telling me about a whitepaper sponsored by the LTO group and written by The Clipper Group.  I'm used to seeing such whitepapers, and used to seeing them state things in such a way that makes the point the sponsor of the paper is trying to make.  I've even written a number of these whitepapers myself.  But this one just takes the cake, and I'd like to tell you why. Continue reading

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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technical Architect at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.