Data defenders: A blog on data protection issues

January 29, 2010  3:20 PM

Apple iPad could affect SMB data storage environments

Mkellett Megan Kellett Profile: Mkellett

Although the Apple iPad did receive a great deal of negative response when it was released, Greg Schulz, founder and senior analyst at The StorageIO Group, hypothesizes that thin devices such as the Apple iPad can potentially benefit small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). But how exactly?

Andrew Burton sat down with Greg Schulz to discuss this topic. You can listen to the podcast below. And of course, let us know what you think about the Apple iPad and how it, and thin devices like it, can impact data storage environments.

November 24, 2009  3:02 PM

Should SMBs switch from VMware Consolidated Backup to vSphere?

Mkellett Megan Kellett Profile: Mkellett

Many data storage administrators currently use VMware Consolidated Backup (VCB) to plug in third party media to their data backup environment. However, with the recent release of vSphere, some small- to medium-sized business (SMBs) are considering switching to vSphere from VCB. Is this a good move? How are backups similar/different in vSphere than in VCB? What are the pros and cons of taking this step? What are the new features in vSphere?

I talked to Greg Schulz, founder and senior analyst at The StorageIO Group about vSphere and VCB.

Listen to his responses in the podcast below. 


September 3, 2009  4:47 PM

Data backup and recovery for mobile devices

Mkellett Megan Kellett Profile: Mkellett

With an increased number of people walking around with important data on their mobile devices, the need to back up and protect this information is popping up more and more in the data storage world.

But the problem many data storage administrators face is exactly how to back up the data they store on mobile devices, and what approach is the best for their company.

I talked to W. Curtis Preston, executive editor at TechTarget and independent backup expert, about this issue, and asked him the following questions:

  • What are the concerns about mobile devices from a data backup perspective?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of cloud backup for mobile devices?
  • What are the traditional backup solutions for mobile devices?

Listen to the podcast below for his responses.


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