2016 is radically different from 2008

Nope. It’s not about the changing US presidency. This is about a change of guard happening in the technology space. Hybrid Cloud is for real now. Real to the point that VMware is working closely with AWS for a seamless hybrid cloud experience.

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How to recover 88 VMs From a Starbucks Cafe

Your data center is in the east coast. It’s October. You know those hurricanes are churning up somewhere in the Atlantic. It’s not a question of “if” but a question of “what category” hurricane will strike.

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Is Your “Instant Recovery” Scalable?

Imagine this – You have a production environment with 100+ VMs, and you have a problem in a subset of your environment, and you now need to recover 30 VMs. Chances are high that your “instant recovery” (using a non Actifio solution) will not scale, and the end to end process will be very stressful. Here is how …

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Copy Data Management = Polymorphism

I’d like to share a fascinating insight from a customer. Our sales team asked me to join them for a face-to-face discussion with the company’s VP of development and his team. After the introductions, he explained the key problem. His Dev & QA teams were struggling to execute their unit testing, build integration testing, and QA testing fast enough, in spite of automation. They identified that too many critical issues were being found late, in UAT, which delayed their release cycles and led to a lot of heartburn inside the company. When they looked into the cause of the quality issues, they found that for 80% of the release cycle they were testing against low-fidelity synthetically generated test data, instead of data from production. The code testing against such dummy data did not expose the code defects earlier in the test cycles.

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How to Not Lose Sleep When You Have 30, 50, or even 100TB Databases

While I’m not in sales, I am lucky enough to talk to enterprise IT organizations a lot in my travels – about 10 meetings or calls a week. Recently, I have been discovering more environments than ever that have 50 or 100 TB Oracle databases, 10-15-20TB Microsoft SQL Server instances, i.e. many VLDBs (a.k.a. very large databases, which has to be one of the funniest acronyms in tech after JBOD). There are some common emotional patterns across the organizations who have such environments.

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The Data Breach Industry

The daily data breach report seems like a weather report. It happens every day. Perhaps we should add it to the evening news as a standard feature – news, sports, weather, data breach. That’s why we now have a “Data Breach Industry.”

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Copy data belongs in the cloud. Manage it there with Actifio.

We made two big press announcements today, something we rarely do. The first launched Actifio Sky for AWS, a new offering available on the Amazon Web Services Marketplace that will let customers virtualize their copy data right within the Amazon cloud. The second announced a relationship with Google Cloud Platform that will make their Cloud Storage Nearline service available as a one-click vaulting option from directly within the Actifio platform.

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Introducing Actifio One 

Today we introduced Actifio One to the world, and I thought I’d share some background on the solution, and our strategy in creating it.

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