Who's the pot & who's the kettle?

I just read Tony Asaro’s blog entry entitled “EMC Anti-Social Media Gang.”  He says that the EMC trio of Chuck Hollis, Barry Burke, and Mark Twomey has targeted him with personal attacks using terms like “industry streetwalker” and “pimping his services.”  I read also with interest Chuck Hollis’ reply to the post, and Tony’s response to, well, you know how that works. I have some thoughts on this subject.  Click Read More to see them.
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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.

Free dedupe test for good home

Are you interested in purchasing a target deduplication system (NAS or VTL)?  Do you want to perform full testing before you buy, but have been unable to do so due to lack of manpower?  Did you get a quote from a consulting company on what it would cost for them to do the testing, and almost die of shock?  What if I and my cohorts could do the test for free?  Would that be interesting to you?  Click Read More for details.
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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.

Updated product capabilities table

I updated the “Disk Targets” directory in the Backup Central Wiki.  Check it out if you want to see who does what now.  I’ve updated the “global dedupe” column and added a “deduped replication” column.
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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.

Hey Backup Vendors! I'm never happy!

Some of the vendors I’m dealing with in the blogosphere are having a difficult time with my frankness.  They think I’m picking on them. I’ve got news for them: it’s not just you.  Click Read More to see what I’m talking about.
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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.

EMC doesn't do free? Really?

In a blog post while I was down under, Storagezilla said that EMC doesn’t do free, in response to comments from Frank Slootman that they were giving away dedupe to get footprint.  Storagezilla basically says that this is untrue.  Click Read More to see what I think.
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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.

Back from Down Under

I have just returned from an 18-day part-work, part-vacation trip to wonderful Australia.  That’s why you didn’t seen any entries in that time!  Click Read More to see more.
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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.