Google Cloud Summit: Seattle in Review

I began the trip to the Google Cloud Summit in Seattle with a summit of my own — enjoying a jam-packed weekend in Olympic National Park northwest of the city. My camping trip was packed into my carry-on bags — the only item I needed to rent was a bear canister with a lock (locks […]

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The “Me-first” Component of Pure Storage’s Cloud Block Store

Pure Storage’s most notable announcement at its 2019 Accelerate conference concerns its new Cloud Block Store offering. On the surface, this may look like a “me-too” offering. It is anything but. Rather, it represents a “me-first” moment for Pure Stora…

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Kubernetes the Centerpiece of VMware’s Vision

Everyone attending VMworld last week no doubt saw the slogan “Make Your Mark” predominantly displayed everywhere. Whether it was in the Moscone Center, the San Francisco airport or the highways and byways leading to downtown San Francisco, VMware sough…

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How to Use Cloud Backup Data for Analytics in Google Cloud Platform

Most organizations hope that they never have to access or restore their backup data in the cloud. Hence they view cheap cloud storage as the graveyard…where backup data goes to die. So how do you turn a backup graveyard into an analytics playground? What if you could “reuse” the backup data in the cloud for […]

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Evaluating Cloud Backup & DR Solutions – A Checklist for Cloud Architects

IDC research paper says that 90% of organizations are planning to utilize the cloud for backup and DR.  In my customer conversations, cloud backup and DR use case comes up 100% of the time. They want to protect their on-premises workloads to a public cloud such as AWS, Azure, GCP, IBM, for the reasons below: […]

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