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Journey to the Virtualized Data Center: How to deal with ever increasing data volumes ?

December 10, 2009 - 1 Comment


We all know that one of the biggest challenges of the virtualized data centers, is to find the best way to deal with the  ever increasing data volumes.
Fortunately, on December 16th , during the virtual tradeshow events, “The Journey to the Virtualized Data Center ” , a team of EMC experts will explain how to address this challenge. 
 Daniel Budiansky, Principal Systems Engineer, Backup & Recovery Systems Division at EMC,  was kind enough to give me  some insights on this special session, that he will lead with Steve Flynn and Jeff Barnard (see biographies below)

Daniel has more than 12 years of experience in the It industry, and has implemented Data Domain systems into a broad scope of custmer environments. He also serves as the co-chair for the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA)  Data Management Forum’s Data Deduplication and Space Reduction Special Interest Group (SIG)

Daniel is very passionate and eager to share with the audience what he learned over the past years.  With the addition of Steve, and Jeff , you will find a level of expertise in this session ( “Back up with EMC Data Deduplication” on December 16th at 10:00 am PT (register here)), that you really don’t want to miss.

How can you fight data growth that is putting your backup and recovery under stress and crushing traditional backup approaches?

Daniel : Thankfully there is an answer and Steve (Flynn)  and I we’ll share the details with you in the EMC’s backup with deduplication webcast on December 16th .  If you’ve been following this space, you know that deduplication is not hype. Deduplication can help you reduce costs, manage risks, improve service levels , and even help accelerate your journey to the  deployment of the Private Cloud.

There are two infrastructure shifts taking place that are influencing a re-architecture of data protection environments: Data Growth and Virtual Servers-

 The amount of data is growing rapidly, but it is frequently overlooked that the backup footprint canrepresent as much as 30x the capacity of your primary storage footprint.  Secondly, IT is increasingly enjoying the benefits of server virtualization. Yet, when you look at this trend through the lens of backup, you see some interesting challenges:

  • When new servers can now be created in an instant with a point and a click, how can I ensure they are associated with the correct backup policy?
  • How do I manage backup schedules across constantly changing infrastructure workloads?
  • How do I make a complete physical backup using scarce shared resources?

With the addition of Data Domain along with EMC Avamar, EMC is really in a great position when it comes to deduplication technology. Both products will let you retain more, replicate smarter, and recover reliably.  As you can imagine, the way that you’ll approach deduplication is going to depend on the backup problem that you are trying to resolve.

To learn more about these common building blocks and take a deeper dive into each EMC solution and how to make the right solution choice, I really invite your readers to attend this  webcast on 12/16 at 10 AM PT /1 PM ET.

As mentioned, Daniel will have the support of Steve Flynn, and Jeff Barnard to answer your questions, in a session that everybody hopes to be very interactive. So pull your best chair, your favorite non alcohol beverage, and enjoy the show without the hurdle of traveling!  Registration is here


Steve Flynn

Director of Product Marketing, Backup & Recovery Systems Division, EMC

Steve Flynn is Director of Product Marketing for product lines within EMC’s Backup & Recovery Systems division. He has 20 years experience in high-tech, focused primarily on Storage products. Prior to joining EMC, Steve managed Product Management and Business Operations, for Hewlett Packard, Compaq, and Digital Equipment Corporation. Steve has an MBA from the University of Massachusetts. He is currently based in Hopkinton, MA.


Jeff Barnard

Director of Technology Alliances, EMC

Jeff Barnard is a Director of Technology Alliances with EMC. He has over 25 years in IT and 10 years working with EMC developing and implementing data center architectures. During his career he has worked closely with Intel, Oracle and Cisco developing mission critical IT infrastructure for Fortune 500 customers. Jeff’s current focus is working with Cisco on data center virtualization and automation.

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  1. Didier,that's really a very informative post, with some great quotes. Something 'new' is there along with the article. Thanks for sharing.David.