A Diet For Big Data Growth: Cloud Disaster Recovery Emerges

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The staggering amount of electronic information your datacenter handles on a daily basis is overwhelming. In fact, from now until 2020, the digital universe is expected to practically double every two years, according to a study sponsored by EMC. That’s the equivalent of more than 5,200 gigabytes of data for every man, woman, and child in 2020*. No wonder the majority of organizations are moving to the cloud, to keep up with data from mobile workers and to help cut costs. The natural next step is cloud recovery services, to help companies ensure their data is available when they need it. IDG Research Services recently surveyed more than one hundred IT leaders to understand their o … Read more

A Measuring Stick For The Cloud

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Remember when you were little and your parents would record your height by making a pencil mark on your doorframe every time you grew an inch or two? We thought it was time to do the same for the cloud computing industry, since growth is happening fast! To get the numbers we needed, Sungard Availability Services and EMC recently commissioned an important survey of businesses on their use of cloud technology and cloud recovery services. The study, conducted by IDG Research Services, queried 132 IT professionals in companies of all sizes – from less than 1,000 to more than 10,000 employees – throughout the U.S. Here’s how the measurements worked out … Cloud Services: Undergoing a Growt … Read more

Part 3: #Virtualization Makes #DR Easier, Except When it Makes it Harder

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By Ram Shanmugam, Sr. Director of Product Management Part 1 of this blog series described the things that change and don’t change when recovering hybrid environments (part physical, part virtual). Part 2 of this series talked about application tiering and data movement, two things that don’t change even when the environment is hybrid. In today’s Part 3, I’m going to get on my soapbox about the three main challenges of recovering hybrid environments. The 3 Challenges are: The need to recreate a multi-layer, multi-platform hybrid stack for each and every mission-critical application. The need to do point #1 above within a certain recovery time objective (RTO). The need to spend the capex … Read more

@SunGardAS Experts Give Sneak Peek Into Their #VMworld Plans

Janel Ryan

The countdown to VMworld 2012 is underway, and before the event opens and the frenetic pace of one of the largest shows of the year begins, our experts at SunGard who are attending are weighing in with their thoughts on what this year’s event will offer. SunGard’s team will be meeting customers and partners at booth #2322 to discuss SunGard solutions, such as recovering hybrid environments, and sitting in on a number of breakout sessions across many VMworld tracks. Read what our experts have to say about the technologies that are capturing their attention, and what they’re looking forward to most. And with so much to learn from both the business and the technology perspectives, the dizzy … Read more

#EMCWorld Wrap Up: Video and Slides

Maroon 5 Concert - EMC World 2012

EMC World lived up to our expectations once again this year!  From several product launches, acquisitions announcements and sneak-peek’s into what’s coming later this year and into 2013, there was something exciting around every corner. During the conference, we met with several customers and partners including Enterprise Rent-a-Car, New York Life Insurance, Xerox, Boeing, University of Chicago, and Cisco. One common theme we witnessed during the event was that Big Data is real, it’s here and it’s being commercialized in a variety of different ways. On Wednesday of the conference, our friends at Brocade invited us to participate in a discussion with John Furrier and Dave Vellante of theCube … Read more