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  • March 08, 2018 08 Mar'18

    Dell data storage remains the weak link in FY18 revenue

    Finding a way to grow enterprise storage and data protection will comprise a major focus for Dell Technologies this year, company executives told analysts during an earnings call on Wednesday Dell ...

  • February 22, 2018 22 Feb'18

    Pivotal move: Chad Sakac says Dell EMC in ‘rear-view window’

    The question ‘Where is Chad Sakac?’ got answered this week: by Chad Sakac. The former president of the Dell EMC converged infrastructure division (formerly known as converged platforms) said he ...

  • February 15, 2018 15 Feb'18

    NetApp cloud-flash pivot brings cheers

    NetApp attributed strong product revenue growth last quarter in part to two-a-days – it’s averaging two displacements of rivals’ all-flash SAN systems every day. Success in NetApp cloud and flash ...

  • February 13, 2018 13 Feb'18

    With VxBlock 1000, Dell EMC AMPs up converged platform

    Dell EMC VxBlock 1000 lets customers mix and match VMAX, Unity, XtremIO and Isilon arrays in a block with Cisco servers and networking. Will that reverse market share decline?

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  • Post Build 17115 Driver Fix Routine Still Works

    Even post Build 17115 Driver Fix routine still works to fix most common driver issues and difficulties. Try this 3-step sequence and see! Continue Reading

  • Pondering Build 16215 Plus Good Backup

    Recent gotchas, three failed installs and a wounded clean install leave me pondering Build 16215 plus good backup. Continue Reading

  • Backing up virtual machines doesn't have to hurt

    Backing up virtual servers was a serious challenge for a number of years. Even today, many shops use traditional, agent-based backup to protect virtual servers. But it's a classic example of something working well until it doesn't. Virtual server backup has a threshold of sorts. If you just need to protect a few, or even more than a few virtual servers, agent-based backup will probably work out fine. But if you can't count your virtual machines (VMs) on the collective fingers of your IT team, things can get a little bit iffy.

    Resource contention and licensing costs are major issues, as is the difficulty to track and protect new virtual machines as they are created. However, these challenges can be avoided by choosing a VM-specific backup product. There are a number of third-party options available, and most legacy backup software products now offer a VM backup option. If you are experiencing VM backup issues or just getting started with backing up virtual servers, our Drill Down on VM backup can help.

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