Several months ago I used a Data Loch Ness analogy to highlight a backup and recovery strategy for next generation infrastructure. I used the image shown here on the left to stress that large amounts of data shouldn’t be brought to the surface unnecessarily. The point of the article was straightforward: as data volumes increase, traditional backup and recovery (e.g. bringing data up to the backup server and down to the protection storage) won’t work anymore.
It has been more than three years since the Great East Japan Earthquake devastated the island country’s northeast. Aftershocks of the disaster are still felt by the country’s data center industry, continuing to shape its dynamics.
NTT Communications’ expansion of data center capacity in Osaka — way south of the area affected by the tremor — serves as an illustration (in both location and design) of how the industry is being shaped by the event.
Interesting to note that both Atmos and Mozy backup options are no longer included as built-in apps to the NAS’ LifeLine operating system. It would be nice to see the inclusion of some more 3rd party Cloud based backup services such as CrashPlan.
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Garrett Jones, who helped architect many of Symantec’s channel program changes, leaves the company to build a channel program at cloud-based backup and storage startup Spanning.
The introduction of the Veeam Availability Suite, which integrates Veeam’s backup and recovery software with its monitoring and reporting software, is part of a move by Veeam to play a bigger role in the modern data center, said CEO Ratmir Timashev.