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Manage the Database Madness with Pure Storage and Catalogic Posted on Jan 20th, 2017 by Peter Eicher

Are your databases driving you crazy? You’re not alone. Many IT organizations are suffering the same pains around creating and distributing copies of databases to data-hungry consumers. If you’re involved with your organization’s IT infrastructure, you probably know the people I’m talking about...

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Categories: Copy Data Management, Dev-Test, Pure Storage

Why In-Place Copy Data Management is The Better Choice Posted on Dec 13th, 2016 by Peter Eicher

The Copy Data Management (CDM) space has gotten quite a bit of attention this year. Storage industry leaders Dell EMC and IBM both announced CDM offerings. A number of start-up players are growing rapidly, Catalogic Software among them! But there remains a fundamental difference in approach among the up-and-comers: should you use in-place CDM or go with an out-of-band, appliance-based model? Let’s look at the differences, but first let’s agree on what CDM means in the first place. 

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Categories: Copy Data Management, ECX, REST API

Is IT Scale Eating Up Your Resources? Copy Data Management Might be the Answer Posted on May 16th, 2016 by Trevor Pott

 --Commander John Crichton, Farscape 

One thing holds true in tech: when a company is growing, demand for resources grows with it.  Managing a SAN is not that hard.  Managing a LUN or a VM is not that hard. Manually managing hundreds or thousands of VMs and LUNs across a half dozen SANs gets to be burdensome; a storage admin can easily start to drown in change requests. At some point scaling up becomes very real challenge for organizations of any size.

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Categories: Copy Data Management, ECX

Too Many Things Demand Your Attention: Solving the Conundrum of IT Automation Posted on May 10th, 2016 by Trevor Pott

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Categories: Business Agility, Copy Data Management, ECX

Copy Data Management Takes Wing Off EMC Announcement. We Have Info! Posted on May 4th, 2016 by peicher@catalogicsoftware.com (Peter Eicher)

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Categories: Copy Data Management, ECX

Copy Data Management is Much More than Just Making Copies Posted on May 3rd, 2016 by Trevor Pott

Copy data management, as you might expect, concerns itself with creating and managing copies of data.  What's important to bear in mind is that this isn't all there is to copy data management.  The critical piece that is often overlooked is that more than creating and managing copies of data, copy data management is about making that data useful.

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Categories: Copy Data Management, ECX

IDC Guest Post:Tame the Copy Data Beast Now! Posted on Jan 4th, 2016 by Phil Goodwin

About the Author: Phil Goodwin is a Research Director within IDC’s Storage Systems and Software research practice. He provides detailed insight and analysis on evolving industry trends, vendor performance, and the impact of new technology adoption. Mr. Goodwin is responsible for producing and delivering timely, in-depth market research with a specific focus on Data Protection, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, and Data Availability. Mr. Goodwin takes a holistic view of these markets, and covers risk analysis, service level requirements and cost/benefit calculations in his research.

Consider the role of copy data today. Companies make copies of data for disaster recovery, backup, archiving and compliance, development and testing, analytics, reporting, DevOps, and more. Interestingly, despite the similarities in the processes for creating and using these data copies, many different roles in the organization are making copies: database administrators (DBAs), quality assurance (QA) teams, virtual machine (VM) administrators, business analysts, and of course, storage and backup administrators.

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Categories: Copy Data Management, IDC

3 Daring Data Storage Predictions for 2016 Posted on Dec 15th, 2015 by Peter Eicher

Since I can see colored lights blinking outside my window, it must be that time of year. No, not time for presents and holiday cheer. I mean it’s time for predictions!

The folks at SearchStorage beat me to the punch and put out their own prognostications on storage trends in 2016. Theirs is a sensible list of technologies that have a good shot at seeing wider implementation. And more props to them for also putting up their predictions from last year and grading their own guesses. You have to like that honesty – and they did a good job!

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Categories: Copy Data Management, ECX

Not All Copy Data Solutions are Created Equal, Part 3 Posted on Dec 10th, 2015 by Sathya Sankaran

Welcome to the final part of Catalogic’s blog series on copy data solutions. In the previous two articles, we discussed the issues of excessive copy data, how much of that data stays idle, and why copy data management solutions are so important to businesses.

Here, we’ll talk about what you should look for in a copy data solution, and why.

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Categories: Copy Data Management, ECX

Not All Copy Data Solutions are Created Equal, Part 2 Posted on Dec 8th, 2015 by Sathya Sankaran

Welcome to Part 2 of our blog series, “Not All Copy Solutions are Created Equal.” Last time, we discussed the ways in which organizations deal with copy data. 

Here, we’ll discuss some of the reasons why copy data management is such a big issue for companies all over the world.

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Categories: Copy Data Management, ECX

Not All Copy Data Solutions are Created Equal, Part 1 Posted on Sep 28th, 2015 by Sathya Sankaran

Copy data management (CDM) is a fairly new term in the IT community that is rapidly gaining a significant foothold because CDM solution providers address two significant and rapidly growing problems specific to copies of production data:

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Categories: Copy Data Management, ECX

5 Steps to Reduce Your Company’s Copy Data Posted on Jul 13th, 2015 by Joe E Data

Not very long ago, Catalogic and International Data Corporation (IDC) co-hosted a webinar about the importance of copy data management (CDM). Topics of the webinar on CDM included:

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Categories: Copy Data, Copy Data Management, Data Backup, Data Recovery, IDC

Migrating to NetApp cDOT? Catalogic’s ECX Makes it Easy! Posted on May 22nd, 2015 by Elias Pinto

Hey fellow NetApp Admin, see that? That's the cDOT party!

Jump in! The water is just fine... or is it?

NetApp's Clustered Data ONTAP (cDOT) is the place to be from a technology and performance point of view. As NetApp administrators quickly become aware, the transition away from 7-mode is not as simple as flip of a switch. NetApp’s CEO Thomas Georgens understands this, “The complexity and duration of clustered ONTAP transitions have implications on several dimensions.”

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Categories: cDOT, Copy Data Management, Data ONTAP, ECX, NetApp

Take Advantage of the Data You Have and Reduce Storage Costs Posted on Feb 25th, 2015 by The Storage Alchemist

Let’s say you’re driving down the street and you hear a noise coming from underneath the car that ‘sounds like’ you may have some issues w/ your muffler.  As you’re driving, you see two muffler stores, each across the street from one another.  One shop uses the term “radical” on their marquis and the other “analyze”– which shop do you chose?

The ‘radical’ shop will have you drive in and in a matter of moments, you are convinced that you need a new car, and by doing so, you get a new muffler to boot. 

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Categories: Copy Data Management, ECX, Storage Efficiency

A New Era in Copy Data Management Posted on Feb 10th, 2015 by The Storage Alchemist

It was a big day at Catalogic Software as we just announced the worldwide general availability of ECX 2.0, our software only intelligent copy management platform. We publicly introduced ECX 2.0 during our beta program, which coincided with NetApp’s Insight conferences in both Las Vegas and Berlin late last year. This gave us the opportunity to demonstrate ECX to over 1,000 people between the two conferences. 

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Categories: Copy Data Management, ECX

The Enterprise Copy Data Mess: How Do You Clean it Up? Posted on Dec 23rd, 2014 by The Storage Alchemist

I hate messes. I hate all kinds of messes. There is the kind of mess that requires cleaning, like anytime anyone in my family makes a sandwich. I guarantee there will be a mess. Then there is the kind of mess that stems from disorganization. A picture of a hoarder comes to mind. It is really hard to find what you are looking for in that type of mess.

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Categories: Business Agility, Copy Data Management, Data Center, Storage Efficiency