Multi-Backup Applications is the Future

ESG Research Shows that Multi-Backup Applications is the Future

The Enterprise Strategy Group recently published a research report entitled “2018 Data Landscape Survey.”  As part of the research, they interviewed over 300 IT professionals on topics related to data protection.  In this blog, the first of a series on this research, I wanted share some thoughts about their findings regarding backup application usage.

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DevOps and Analytics with Microsoft Azure Ultra SSD

How to Deliver High-Performance DevOps and Analytics with Microsoft Azure Ultra SSD

Microsoft recently announced Azure's Ultra SSD storage tier. It boasts 160,000 IOPS/disk with a throughput of 2,000 MBytes per second. Clearly, Microsoft designed this for enterprises running critical workloads such as SAP HANA in the Azure cloud, which require very high performance. Best of all, you can start small and grow storage performance based on your current needs and expected growth.

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Questions from Oracle Open World

Common Data Protection Questions from Oracle Open World 2018

Last week, I attended Oracle Open World in San Francisco.  Actifio had a large booth, and I was excited to meet with many Oracle users to discuss the challenges of Oracle protection and cloning.  As part of the show, I also presented in two sessions:

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The Impact of Customer Centric User Conferences

If you are an IT professional who’s been around a while, you probably remember when the big trade shows were industry events, not single-vendor conferences. COMDEX and CeBIT drew hundreds of thousands of people to Las Vegas and Hannover, Germany, respectively. Every vendor large enough to fill a booth exhibited at these events, and customers got a chance to learn about a lot of different options to keep their IT departments at the forefront of innovation and efficiency.

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Actifio Tames the Database Beast at Oracle OpenWorld 2018

We are preparing and planning for our participation next week at the 2018 Oracle OpenWorld

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Chinese spy chip

Chinese Spy Chip Explained – 6 Frequently Asked Questions Everyone is Asking

On Oct 4th, Bloomberg rocked the world with a report that claims Chinese spy agencies worked with sub-contractors in China to insert a small, rice grain-sized chip into motherboards that were assembled for SuperMicro. All the details (almost a 20 minute read) is in this Bloomberg news article.  Now known as the Chinese spy chip, many questions are swirling about the implications of the situation.

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Oracle DBA Challenges

5 Challenges Oracle DBAs Face Daily

If you are part of a large enterprise, chances are high that you have Oracle database servers in your production environment. If you are an Oracle DBA, you would be entrusted with ensuring that data integrity and availability is maintained all the times. That means you’d have to make sure that if there are any data corruptions/deletions you need to find a way to get back to a consistent state in order to minimize business revenue loss.

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actifio and Azure UltraSSD

Data Protection for Transactional Applications Running on Azure Ultra SSD

Today, Microsoft Azure announced a brand new storage tier, Ultra SSD, which delivers extreme performance for critical applications such as SAP HANA, MS-SQL, and other databases. Some salient features are:

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A Checklist for every Oracle DBA

A Checklist for Every Oracle DBA

Most Fortune 1000 enterprises spend millions of dollars on infrastructure to run mission-critical Oracle databases. For any performance glitches, you put everything under a microscope: compute, storage, database queries, database layout, indexes, triggers, locks, archive log space, etc. Invariably a DBA is at the hub of the troubleshooting and root-cause analysis.

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5 reasons dbas are stressed out by data

5 Reasons DBAs are Stressed Out About Data

"A Database Administrator has a special responsibility for a component that is critical to the success or failure of a business: its DATA. This makes being a DBA very challenging and stressful given its many responsibilities.

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