Our Thanks to NetApp Insight Attendees Who Helped Donate $2019 to the Three Square Food Bank Posted on Nov 6th, 2019 by Peter Eicher

NetApp Insight 2019 was an exciting and information-packed event. We’d like to thank NetApp for being excellent hosts. And mostly, we’d like to thank those of you that participated in our No More Swag campaign. With your help, instead of giving away tradeshow swag, we’re donating $2,019 dollars to Three Square!

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Protecting Kubernetes Containers Using vProtect Posted on Oct 23rd, 2019 by Brian Sietsma

Use of Kubernetes containers is growing dramatically. Yet data protection for Kubernetes lags behind. vProtect software provides easy, agentless backup for persistent volumes and meta-data.

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Still no squeeze balls! We’re ditching swag again for NetApp Insight 2019 Posted on Oct 9th, 2019 by Peter Eicher

After our experience and positive community response at Pure //Accelerate 2019 when we stopped handing out trade show swag and instead made a charitable donation, we’ve decided to do it again at NetApp Insight 2019.

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Seamlessly Refresh OneTick Databases with Catalogic ECX Posted on Sep 30th, 2019 by Brian Sietsma

Data delivery is crucial for OneTick software test-dev. Catalogic delivers fresh OneTick database copies automatically every morning, leading to greater development productivity.

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Our Thanks to Pure //Accelerate Attendees Who Helped Plant Over 1,000 Trees Posted on Sep 23rd, 2019 by Peter Eicher

Pure //Accelerate 2019 has concluded for another year, and as always it was a great event. We’d like to thank Pure Storage for being the gracious hosts they always are. And mostly, we’d like to thank those of you that participated in our No More Swag campaign. With your help, instead of giving away tradeshow swag, we donated $1,115 to plant trees.

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No more squeeze balls! Why we ditched swag for Pure //Accelerate 2019 Posted on Sep 6th, 2019 by Peter Eicher

With trade show season in full flight, an IT person’s fancy turns to… swag! You know, all that free giveaway stuff from tech vendors. Stuff with logos on it. Squeeze balls, pens, water bottles, and countless other tchotchkes. Who doesn’t love swag?

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Categories: Pure Storage

Microsoft SQL Server Cluster Backup and Restore using Pure Storage and Catalogic ECX Posted on Sep 4th, 2019 by Nathan Oyama

Learn how Catalogic ECX can help you to protect your Microsoft SQL Server™ databases with ease and follow along as we walk you through a step-by-step procedure for restoring Microsoft SQL Server databases in a different location using ECX.

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Categories: ECX, Pure Storage

Finding the Needle.txt in the NetApp Haystack Posted on Aug 19th, 2019 by Brian Sietsma

Recovering lost files in a NetApp file environment. Sounds easy enough, but for IT Admins, this common request could lead to major headaches and hours of lost time. The struggle is over. This blog will explain how you can use RestoreManager to easily locate and recover files on NetApp storage copies.

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Categories: DPX, NetApp, RestoreManager

IT automation with Catalogic ECX, vRealize Orchestrator, Pure Storage and NetApp Posted on Aug 14th, 2019 by Martin Phan

IT automation is increasingly adopted as a means of rapidly scaling IT operations. This blog discusses in detail how Catalogic ECX is helping organizations drive automation of platform delivery. One example is ECX automated deployment of Oracle databases on Pure Storage via help desk ticketing. The other shows how an organization is using ECX and vRealize Orchestrator to deploy and manage over 14,000 VMs on NetApp storage.

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Categories: ECX, NetApp, Pure Storage

How and Why vProtect Displaced Bacula for Protecting Red Hat Virtualization / oVirt Posted on Aug 5th, 2019 by Brian Sietsma

Learn how a major technology company moved away from VMware to oVirt to reduce costs, and then switched from Bacula to vProtect for a better data protection solution. vProtect cut backup times in half and offered a much easier to use interface.

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Categories: Data Backup, vProtect

Are You Paying Enough Attention to Data Security When You’re in a Hotel? Posted on Jul 22nd, 2019 by Peter Eicher

Planning your next trip? Don't overlook data security. Credit cards, trade secrets, and other valuable data pass through hotels everyday making them prime targets for hackers!

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Categories: Data Security

Latest vProtect Release Adds OpenStack support, Updates for RHV/oVirt and Oracle VMs, plus more! Posted on Jul 11th, 2019 by Peter Eicher

The latest update of vProtect brings new features to the Nebula release, first announced in April of this year. The new code drop, v 3.8.1, is available immediately and has a lot of nice additions including support for OpenStack, updates for RHV/oVirt and Oracle VMs, and more.

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Categories: vProtect

Yeah, You Probably Should Do Something to Protect Your Organization from Ransomware Posted on Jul 8th, 2019 by Peter Eicher

Another day, another ransomware attack. It was recently reported that the city council in Riviera Beach, Florida, “voted to pay nearly $600,000 to hackers who crippled the city’s computer systems with a ransomware attack.” This sets a new record for publicly revealed payments by a government organization. And it does seem that government organizations get hit a lot, or maybe it’s just that they’re required by law to reveal it.

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Categories: Data Security, NetApp, ProLion

Did we move too far away from tape for backup? Posted on Jun 10th, 2019 by Peter Eicher

For the oldsters like me who’ve been around the backup world for a long time, we remember when tape was the only game in town. I even remember flash-in-the-pan technologies like tape RAID, which was an attempt to get backups going faster. There were a lot of good reasons to move backups to disk instead of tape: faster backup and restore, direct access vs. linear access to files, and you can do fancy stuff like spin up full system recoveries right from the backup repository (Catalogic invented that, by the way!). The move to disk was so strong that many organizations ended up getting rid of tape altogether. But have we gone too far in the disk direction?

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Categories: DPX

New vProtect Release Adds EC2 support, Loads of Proxmox Updates, and More Goodies Posted on Apr 30th, 2019 by Peter Eicher

The developers at Storware never rest on their laurels. The latest release of vProtect – v 3.8, code named Nebula -- comes chock-full of cool new features and updates...

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Categories: Amazon, Data Backup, vProtect

Meet our New Technology Partner, ProLion Posted on Mar 12th, 2019 by Peter Eicher

Today Catalogic announced that we’ve entered a strategic partnership with ProLion, an Austrian software company specializing in tools for NetApp environments. This is a perfect fit for us, considering Catalogic’s long (over 20 year) history of working with NetApp technology and NetApp partners.

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Categories: NetApp, ProLion

Latest vProtect Release Adds Kubernetes, Hypervisor Snapshot Management, More Posted on Nov 15th, 2018 by Peter Eicher

It was only three months ago that I blogged about the new vProtect release. And now it’s time for another one! Hot from the developers’ keyboards comes vProtect v 3.7, the Multiverse release. Why Multiverse? Because it’s opening up new worlds.

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Categories: Data Backup, vProtect

New Stardust Release of vProtect is Now Available Posted on Aug 6th, 2018 by Peter Eicher

One of the things we really liked about Storware, when we chose to partner with them, was their aggressive, agile development style. They put out a steady pulse of new releases, adding valuable new features on a (roughly) quarterly basis. And now, only a couple of months after we announced the partnership, we've got a new vProtect release!

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Categories: Data Backup, vProtect

Meet our New Technology Partner, Storware Posted on Jun 4th, 2018 by Peter Eicher

Today Catalogic announced that we’ve entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Storware, Inc., a Polish software company that creates some really impressive data protection products. We think this is a great fit for our two organizations, and we’re looking forward to doing some really cool things together.

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Categories: Backup Data, vProtect, KODO

Pure //Accelerate 2017: Photo Blog Reviews a Great Event Posted on Jun 20th, 2017 by Peter Eicher

Last week was a good one in the annals of tech events. Pure //Accelerate set the bar for events that are high-impact and high-value, yet of a manageable size that wasn’t overwhelming. It was that rare event where you actually could get around to everything. And it was done with class and style.

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Categories: Pure Storage

We’re Accelerating SQL Server Clones at Pure //Accelerate 2017 Posted on Jun 8th, 2017 by Sathya Sankaran

Catalogic is excited about showcasing our application-aware snapshot and replication solutions at the upcoming Pure //Accelerate 2017 show next week. Join us at Booth #2 and meet our technical team to discuss how we can add value to your environments or your customers.

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Categories: Pure Storage

We’ve Expanded Our Copy Data Support to SAP HANA Posted on May 17th, 2017 by Sathya Sankaran

Our new Catalogic ECX release 2.6 expanded the application support matrix considerably by adding SQL physical hosts, Epic EHR with InterSystems Cache environments, physical server basic file systems (Windows, Linux, AIX) and VMware pRDMs. On top of all these enhancements, we were also tremendously excited to add support for SAP HANA environments.

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Categories: Data Backup, Data Recovery, ECX

Our New Epic Support is Epic! Posted on May 11th, 2017 by Sathya Sankaran

Catalogic ECX, with its latest version 2.6, has added support for Caché database instances with native integration on top of the support it already offered for SQL Server and Oracle. Unlike several established vendors such as EMC, NetApp and Commvault, we have integrated specifically with the Caché APIs, subsequently avoiding the need for pre-scripts/post-scripts for snapshotting as well as for recovery mounts. Coupling this with the “in-place” copy data management benefits of Catalogic across multiple storage platforms, this is now truly an industry leading feature set for protecting and recovering Epic and Caché environments.

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Categories: Dev-Test, ECX, Health Care, Pure Storage

Are All Storage Snapshots Equal? Seven Things To Consider Posted on May 5th, 2017 by Sathya Sankaran

Every primary storage vendor offers the ability to snapshot, replicate and/or vault datasets. But when it comes to end users, snapshots are like gym memberships: everyone’s got them, but very few use them. At Catalogic, our software is uniquely designed and developed to take advantage of these native capabilities of your storage arrays, but we are aware that (like body types and skill levels) not all snapshots are the same. The technology needs good genes, just as much as good form and the ability to perform and persevere.

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Categories: Data Backup, Data Recovery, ECX

It’s like Uber for your Data Copies: New ECX 2.6 Release Posted on Apr 19th, 2017 by Peter Eicher

Your storage, application and data infrastructures already exist; what’s needed is the ability to deliver copy services on top of the infrastructure. And this is precisely what Catalogic’s in-place approach to copy data management delivers. 

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Categories: Dev-Test, ECX

What is Copy Data Management and How Can It Help? Posted on Mar 16th, 2017 by Peter Eicher

Copy Data Management (CDM) is a relatively new IT category of solutions designed to manage the creation, use, distribution, retention, and clean-up of copies of production data or “copy data.”  “Copy data” is all data not currently being used in production. This can be a snapshot, backup, or replica of a version made for various IT or business functions—data recovery, Dev-Test, analytics, and so on.

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It was Pure Goodness: Thoughts from Pure Storage Sales Kickoff 2017 Posted on Feb 17th, 2017 by Sathya Sankaran

Catalogic has worked together with Pure on several strategic accounts where our software stack added application consistency and application awareness to their snapshot and replication technology known as FlashRecover. It helps them compete effectively against the AppSyncs and SnapManagers, but also avoids losing secondary footprint to companies that sell data protection appliances, whether they call them modern or bricked or hyper-converged or next gen or whatever.

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Categories: Pure Storage

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

Storage Product of the Year Finalist Posted on Jan 17th, 2017 by Peter Eicher

We’re pleased as punch to announce that our ground breaking copy data management software, Catalogic ECX, has been selected as a finalist in the Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com 2016 Products of the Year awards. A lot of people at Catalogic are responsible for making this honor happen, and I’m proud to be working with this incredible group!

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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

Five Lessons Playing Q*bert Taught Me About IT Posted on Nov 3rd, 2016 by Peter Eicher

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Categories: Data Center

An Introduction to Catalogic ECX REST APIs Posted on Nov 1st, 2016 by Raghuram Devarakonda

The days when an enterprise application can only be used from its user interface are over. These days, any application worth its salt needs to play well with other applications. This is especially true in the world of DevOps where your application is routinely expected to be able to be driven by APIs and other means.

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Categories: DevOps, REST API

Presenting ECX 2.5, Our Biggest Release Yet! Posted on Oct 20th, 2016 by Sathya Sankaran

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Categories: ECX

Pure Storage Snapshot Management Solution Now Released! Posted on Oct 19th, 2016 by Peter Eicher

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Categories: Pure Storage

Does Anyone Want to Run Their VM on My Enterprise? Dealing with VM Sprawl. Posted on Oct 10th, 2016 by Ranjith Govindan

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Categories: VMware

Copy Data Management and Jenkins Continuous Integration Posted on Oct 4th, 2016 by Jay Hamilton

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Categories: DevOps

We’re Taking IT to the Edge! IBM Edge 2016 Posted on Sep 13th, 2016 by Peter Eicher

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Categories: IBM Edge

Pure Storage Added to Our Copy Data Roster! Posted on Aug 24th, 2016 by Peter Eicher

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Categories: ECX, Pure Storage

VMworld 2016: Are You Ready for the Game of Clones? Posted on Aug 18th, 2016 by Peter Eicher

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Categories: VMware, VMworld

Delivering Continuous Value to Customers via Agile Software Development and The Marketplace Posted on Aug 16th, 2016 by Jay Hamilton

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Categories: DevOps, Software development

Catalogic ECX Launched on IBM Bluemix Website! Posted on Jul 6th, 2016 by Peter Eicher

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Categories: Bluemix, DevOps

Oracle, EMC Unity Storage, Amazon S3 and More! Catalogic ECX 2.4 Delivers. Posted on Jun 28th, 2016 by Peter Eicher

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Categories: Amazon, ECX, EMC, Oracle

Modernize and Transform Your IT Posted on Jun 7th, 2016 by Peter Eicher

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Categories: ECX, IBM Storwize, IBM SVC, IBM V9000, NetApp

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

VMware and EMC Predict the Future and It Looks Just Like Catalogic Software Posted on Apr 26th, 2016 by Peter Eicher

In technology, we’re always trying to predict the future, and the future is always now. One of the best ways to guess the future of IT is to ask those for whom it matters most: people in IT departments. VMware and EMC did just that and released a very informative study called “The State of IT Transformation.” As they described the “current state and… biggest gaps” in organizations, it struck me that for all of these operational gaps Catalogic provided a great solution.

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Categories: Business Agility, Data Center, ECX, VMware

It Ain’t Just IOPS: Why All-Flash Alone Isn’t Enough Posted on Apr 19th, 2016 by Peter Eicher

Nobody disputes the IOPs power of all flash storage arrays compared to hard disk drives. This interesting comparison showed that across multiple configurations, IOPS on flash was as much as 80 times greater.

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Categories: ECX, IBM V9000, Storage Efficiency

Your Chance to Learn All About IBM Redbooks and How Catalogic Adds Value to IBM Storage Posted on Apr 4th, 2016 by Peter Eicher

Did you know that over 500,000 IBM Redbooks are downloaded every month?  That’s a lot of IBM Redbooks! You can learn more about IBM Redbooks in general and the Catalogic volume in particular by watching IBM Redbook: Software Defined Agility for IBM Storage with Catalogic

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Categories: ECX, IBM Storwize, IBM V9000

The Voice of the Customer: Hendrick Medical Optimizes IT with NetApp and Catalogic Posted on Mar 30th, 2016 by Peter Eicher

The best way to validate the value of a technology solution is to speak to the people using it. We’d like to highlight an example of this by looking at Hendrick Medical Center, a vital part of the health care system in Abilene, Texas. They were kind enough to talk to us, and you can hear the full story in the interview video.

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Categories: ECX, NetApp

Webinar Tackles Copy Data Management, IBM FlashSystem V9000 and EMC XtremIO Posted on Mar 24th, 2016 by Peter Eicher

For those who missed it, we recently had a great webinar on “IT Modernization with IBM FlashSystem V9000 and Catalogic Software,” which featured Patty Crowell of IBM plus our own Christian Burns presenting and Sathya Sankaran driving the live demo. You can catch the video replay on our webinar page (scroll down to the Previous Webinars section).

This was a wide ranging webinar with content suitable for end-users as well as IBM resellers and IBM field personnel.

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Categories: ECX, IBM V9000

The Link Between DevOps, Continuous Delivery and Revenue Generation Posted on Mar 15th, 2016 by Josh Folland

Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) spent last October gathering data from IT professionals with the goal of tracking how agile development, continuous delivery and DevOps as a whole has integrated into IT teams around the world; and posted their findings in their whitepaper sponsored by IBM.

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Categories: DevOps

DevOps on Enterprise Storage? Spend Six Minutes to Learn How It’s Possible. Posted on Mar 10th, 2016 by Peter Eicher

If you happen to be an IT infrastructure person, left behind in all the DevOps buzz are your good old trusty enterprise storage arrays. You paid good budget for those arrays, and you picked them for good reasons (performance, reliability, capacity, etc.), but your dev teams ignore them more often than not and go spend money on cloud resources. Then they ask you for copies of data!

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Categories: DevOps

Making Your Enterprise Storage DevOps Ready: Webinar Explains How Posted on Mar 7th, 2016 by Trevor Pott

DevOps is the buzzword of 2016. Everyone reading this probably already knows that, but did you know that DevOps is something you might already be doing?  The ins and outs are worth some discussion and so Catalogic is putting on a webinar for exactly that purpose.

For a lot of folks, the entire idea of DevOps is off-putting primarily because individuals and organizations that talk about DevOps absolutely adore talking about dramatically changing a company's entire culture in order to become one with the ooga-booga of DevOps. 

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Categories: DevOps, ECX

Guest Blog: We’re Talking Bridging the Gap Between DevOps and IT Operations at IBM InterConnect 2016 Posted on Feb 19th, 2016 by Trevor Pott

InterConnect 2016 is upon us.  The conference, billed by host IBM as "the premier cloud and mobile conference," runs from Feb 21-25 at the MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.  In addition to IBM, numerous IBM partners will have booths and be doing presentations at the conference.  Among those partners will be Catalogic, and we'll be talking about the unofficial topic of InterConnect: DevOps.

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Categories: DevOps, ECX, IBM InterConnect 2016

Five Things You Can Learn from our New IBM Redbook on IT Modernization Posted on Feb 1st, 2016 by Peter Eicher

We’re very excited to let people know that our new IBM Redbook was just published: IT Modernization using Catalogic ECX Copy Data Management and IBM Spectrum Storage.

This detailed technical document gives you the complete low-down on how Catalogic ECX can help you drive new and exciting use cases on top of IBM storage infrastructure, as well as into the IBM SoftLayer cloud.

It is available right now from the IBM Redbooks site.

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Categories: ECX, IBM Storwize

Catalogic ECX and IBM FlashSystem V9000: New IBM Technical White Paper Posted on Jan 14th, 2016 by Peter Eicher

IBM white paper explains the “leading-edge suite of storage services” that Catalogic ECX brings to the FlashSystem V9000.

A freak lightning bolt struck forensic scientist Barry Allen, turning him into the world’s fastest human: The Flash! That very same lightning bolt is hitting your data center, turning your storage into flash storage. Or at least it should be. If not, you might just find yourself with a data center where nothing goes quite as fast as it needs to. With flash storage the future is now, but to get the most value out of it you’re going to need the right tools.

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Categories: ECX, IBM V9000

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

It’s a Flashy World: Catalogic ECX and the IBM FlashSystem V9000 Posted on Dec 22nd, 2015 by Peter Eicher

The combination of Catalogic ECX and the IBM FlashSystem V9000 drives exciting new use cases. 

It’s a flashy world out there and it’s getting flashier all the time. No, I don’t mean flashy as in Taylor Swift’s Girl Squad, but flashy as in all-flash storage.

Who would have thought even a few years ago that all-flash storage systems would be well on their way to being the de facto choice for enterprise storage? Spinning disk has a long life ahead of it, no doubt, and like tape storage, it will hang around longer than an ardent flash advocate might think. After all, we’re still waiting for the last mainframe to be unplugged—a common prediction in the 1990s which now seems ridiculous.

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Categories: ECX, IBM V9000

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

Catalogic and NetApp Cloud ONTAP: A Match Made In Heaven Posted on Oct 28th, 2014 by The Storage Alchemist

Today at #NTAPInsightUS NTAP announced their new Hybrid Cloud utilizing Cloud ONTAP.  This announcement is a very strong move for NTAP.  Today cloud isn't as much about technology as it is about business agility.  The ability to keep IT cost low, the stuff that doesn't make businesses money, and build agility and flexibility into the data center helps business drive new revenue models which is really important in today's competitive world.

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Categories: Cloud ONTAP, Data ONTAP, ECX, Hybrid Cloud, NetApp

The Top Five Reasons for Creating an Enterprise Data Catalog Posted on Mar 3rd, 2014 by Lee Johns

A data catalog is an invaluable asset to any organization. Let’s take a look at what an effective data catalog achieves before identifying the top 5 reasons to implement a data catalog.

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Categories: Copy Data, Data Backup, Data Security, Storage Efficiency

Catalogic DPX Saves Valuable Data Backup Time Posted on Feb 1st, 2014 by The Storage Alchemist

A foodservice industry company was facing the challenge, just as many growing companies do, of having to continually expand its IT infrastructure to meet data growth requirements. Starting with 100 TB of primary capacity supporting critical applications such as SQL databases, email, financials, and payroll applications, the company recently added 120 TB of new primary storage and 220 TB specifically for data protection. The company had already made a significant commitment to NetApp for its storage needs and most recently purchased a NetApp Cluster Data ONTAP (cDOT) primary storage system and a secondary ONTAP system for data protection.

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Categories: cDOT, Copy Data, Data Backup, Data Recovery, NetApp